Wartburg and Iowa State will square-off for the first time in a quarter century when the 2020-21 college wrestling season gets underway.

The dual meet between the 14-time Division III national champion Knights and eight-time Division I national champion Cyclones is scheduled for Nov. 6 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The season-opener will be only the third meeting in history between the teams and the first since Iowa State’s 23-16 win at Wartburg in 1996, the year the Knights won their first national title in program history.

Wartburg finished the 2019-20 campaign with a 16-1 overall record and claimed its 12th National Wrestling Coaches Association national dual championship. The Knights were ranked No. 2 in the NWCA's final poll.

Iowa State finished second at the Big 12 Championships.

Wartburg is 12-11-1 all-time against Division I competition. The Knights last wrestled a D-I opponent in 2011, when they dropped a 17-16 tiebreaker at Wisconsin.

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