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IU wrestling sets attendance record in 2019-20 season

<p>Redshirt junior Liam Cronin wrestles Nebraska redshirt freshman Alex Thomsen Feb. 9 at Wilkinson Hall.  The IU wrestling program set a new attendance record this season, attracting an average of 1,630 fans per home match in 2019-20, according to a release.</p>

Redshirt junior Liam Cronin wrestles Nebraska redshirt freshman Alex Thomsen Feb. 9 at Wilkinson Hall. The IU wrestling program set a new attendance record this season, attracting an average of 1,630 fans per home match in 2019-20, according to a release.

The IU wrestling program set a new attendance record this season, attracting an average of 1,630 fans per home match in 2019-20, according to an IU Athletics release last week. 

The number is up by more than 300 attendees from last year and has more than doubled since the 2017-18 season. Wilkinson Hall saw its largest crowd of the season with 1,914 spectators Jan. 20 when IU took on Purdue.

Wilkinson Hall, in its second season as the home venue for IU wrestling, ranked 21st among NCAA Division I schools for average attendance last year.

“Thank you Hoosier wrestling fans for helping us build a great environment in Wilkinson Hall and helping us set a new attendance record,” IU head coach Angel Escobedo said in the release. “Your energy led to several of our wrestlers knocking off top ranked rivals. We really appreciate your support this season.”

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