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Cael Sanderson and Tom Brands Schedule Meet Via Twitter

In what could be the only collegiate wrestling watch ever scheduled on Twitter, Penn State announced today that it will play Iowa in a non-conference dual December 21 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

It all started yesterday afternoon when Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) sent a tweet to Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands (@TomBrandsHAWK) pointing out that the always exciting Penn State-Iowa meet was not on the schedule due to the normal conference team rotation.

Brand responded to Sanderson with his first tweet ever.

Sanderson wanted to the meet to be at Rec Hall. Half an hour later there was no response from Brands.

Brands responded later saying that Penn State owed Iowa two matches in a row at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Sanderson agreed but on one condition.

Brands agreed to Sanderson’s condition — and more.

Brands had an opening around the winter break and Sanderson said that the team’s schedule was tight but they would make sure to fit Iowa in.

Of course, there’s a good chance it was all scripted, because Penn State announced only a day later that it would be heading to Iowa City to avenge last year’s 22-16 loss. But either way, Penn State fans should be excited that two of collegiate wrestling’s most storied programs will be meeting after all.

Penn State’s schedule is also highlighted by a dual meet scheduled for the Bryce Jordan Center against Pitt.

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Katie Blitz

I'm a freshman Public Relations major. I was born in Staten Island, but I prefer to say I'm from New York City. I went to Brooklyn Tech High School, a specialized high school, and I'm very proud of it. I'm a huge sports fan - mostly (and sadly) a New York Jets fan.


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