Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is calling this past weekend’s U.S. Olympic wrestling trials a success and is looking forward to the possibility of hosting the event in the future. This year’s trials set single session and overall attendance records.

“I’ve always appreciated collegiate wrestling, I’ve not been around a lot of world wrestling or Olympic wrestling, it’s an amazing event,” Barta says. Barta says he’d like to see the trials come back to Iowa City in the future. He says they started to have informal conversations about having the trials back again and he says they agreed to get through these trials first.

Barta says after things were over they agreed to try and get them back again.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City