SMSU travels to Buena Vista Open this Saturday

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team prepares to travel to the Buena Vista Open this Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa, to compete in the fourth open of the season.

SMSU head coach Jesse Nelson is expecting 18 wrestlers to compete during the open which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

The Mustangs (0-1, 0-1 NSIC) opened the conference season on Nov. 20 to face defending national champions, St. Cloud State.

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Kerkvliet announces intention to wrestle at Penn State

What many assumed would happen since the day he left Ohio State’s wrestling program has finally happened: former cadet world freestyle champion Daniel Kerkvliet announced Thursday that he intends to wrestle at Penn State.

Kerkvliet announced his plans to transfer away from Ohio State just days before the start of the season, fresh after spending a week in Budapest at the U23 World Freestyle Championships with Penn State wrestlers Bo Nickal and Brady Berge, along with members of the Penn State coaching staff traveling to support their athletes on the U23 team.

It was apparently a fruitful recruiting trip for the Nittany Lions, as the trip appeared to precipitate the former No. 1 overall recruit’s decision to leave Ohio State and ultimately wrestle for Cael Sanderson. Ohio State alumnus Kyle Snyder is currently training at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in search of another Olympic title, and will be one of several world-class heavyweight training partners in the room with Kerkvliet. Continue reading at

Vikings Head to Wisconsin for Jim Koch Open

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team heads to Kenosha, Wisconsin, this weekend to compete in the 48th Annual Jim Koch Open. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The University of Wisconsin Parkside Rangers will host the event. The Vikings and Rangers will dual just 13 days later on Dec. 20 at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.

Augustana is one 17 teams competing this weekend in Kenosha. It will compete against Augustana (IL), Chicago, Davenport, Findlay, Harper College, Iowa, Joliet JC, Maryville, McKendree, Northwestern, SIU Edwardsville, Triton College, Wisconsin, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh and host UW-Parkside.

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Jackrabbits to face elite in Las Vegas

The South Dakota State University wrestling team will square off against some of the top wrestlers in the country this weekend as it travels to the desert for the 38th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational.

The individual tournament will feature more than 100 wrestlers currently ranked in the top 25 of their individual weight classes by FloWrestling, along with 16 of the top 25 teams in tournament rankings.

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