Oles unveil 2019-20 schedule

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Fifteenth-year head coach Sean Ahrar and the St. Olaf College wrestling team officially unveiled the team’s 2019-20 schedule on Friday with the team’s season opener less than a month away.

The schedule includes five duals and five tournaments, beginning on Saturday, Nov. 2 with a trip to the Yellow Jacket Open in Rochester, Minn. After that, the Oles will compete at the Auggie-Adidas Invitational three weeks later at Augsburg’s Si Melby Hall.

St. Olaf starts December at the MSOE Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis. on Saturday, Dec. 7 before hosting Waldorf in its first dual of the season on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Skoglund Center.

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Seven Minutes with Chad Gable

Seven Minutes is a series of interviews with top wrestling coaches and athletes. Most of the question-and-answer sessions last roughly seven minutes. Hence the name. WWE superstar Chad Gable was a 2012 Greco-Roman Olympian who trained at Northern Michigan with the USOEC program.

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Jones and Magnuson Ranked in Top 15 in Preseason Rankings as MSUM Wrestling Opens Practice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two Minnesota State University Moorhead junior wrestlers — Cole Jones and Jordan Magnuson — are ranked in the top 15 in the nation in Division II in their respective weight classes according to preseason rankings released by The Open Mat. The Dragons officially opened practice for the 2019-20 season on Thursday.

Jones is ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds. He went 3-2 at the national championships a year ago and took seventh to become MSUM’s first All-American since 2017. Jones finished 29-10 last season and was an All-NSIC First Team selection.

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Mavericks Add Eight to Roster

Mankato, Minn. — Head coach Jim Makovsky has announced that eight student-athletes have joined the Maverick wrestling program.

This group is represented by seven incoming freshmen and one transfer.

“We welcome a large and talented class to our program, all seven incoming freshmen placed in the top-three of their respective State Tournaments during their senior year. These are the type of young men that you want to build a program around. We’re very excited to see what they can do,” assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Ty Eustice said.

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Vikings Announce Dual With Arizona State on Nov. 15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team will be heading down to sunny Tempe, Arizona, on Nov. 15 for a dual with the Sun Devils of Arizona State, head coach Jason Reitmeier announced this morning.

ASU finished second in the Pac-12 Championship last season and also finished in 12th place at the NCAA Division I Championship. Reitmeier is very excited for the opportunity against a strong Division I program.

“First of all, I would like to thank ASU and their coaching staff for inviting us down to compete against them,” Reitmeier said. “This is a great opportunity and experience for our young men to compete against one of the best D1 programs in the nation.

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