Some of the most cherished moments in Hilton Coliseum history have come by way of the tradition-rich ISU wrestling program. Hilton was home to Cael Sanderson’s unprecedented, undefeated four-year career and his four national championships.
Fans in Hilton on Jan. 9, 1981, also had the privilege of seeing Dave Osenbaugh’s pin of national heavyweight champion Lou Banach of Iowa.
The Iowa State wrestling program has hosted five NCAA Championship events in 1974, 1979, 1982, 1988 and 1993 and Hilton has been home to eight conference meets in 1976, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1994, 1999, 2004, and most recently in 2006.
From US Highway 30, take the University Boulevard Exit (exit 146) and turn right off the exit. Follow University Boulevard around past Jack Trice Stadium to Hilton Coliseum. It will be on your left.