MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced the Dragons’ 2014-15 schedule. Included on this year’s slate are five home duals along with the annual Dragon Open.
Another highlight is the Dragons’ trip to historic Madison Square Garden in New York City in December to face Long Island University Post as part of the Grapple at the Garden.
MSUM opens the 2014-15 season at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 8. The Dragons then stay in the area and face crosstown rival Concordia on Nov. 12. That dual will be held at Concordia’s Memorial Auditorium.
After a 10-day break from competition, MSUM is in action on Nov. 22 at the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia.
The Dragons’ home debut is set for the annual Dragon Open on Sunday, Dec. 7. More than 250 wrestlers competed at the event in 2013.
From there, MSUM heads to New York City to face LIU Post for a dual as part of the Grapple at the Garden. The dual will be held at Madison Square Garden and is one of the highlights of the nonconference schedule for the Dragons.
MSUM is off until Jan. 8, 2015 when it begins a four-match homestand, starting against Northern State on Jan. 8 as it opens Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. The homestand also includes matches against Minnesota State, Mankato (Jan. 10), St. John’s (nonconference on Jan. 16) and Upper Iowa (Jan. 17).
The Dragons then begin a stretch of four straight matches on the road, starting on Jan. 21 at Augustana. They will face Simon Fraser in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 30 and then will compete at the California Collegiate Open on Jan. 31, also in San Francisco.
MSUM returns to NSIC competition on Feb. 5 at St. Cloud State. The Dragons’ home finale is set for Feb. 11 against nonconference foe Jamestown.
The regular season concludes for MSUM with three NSIC matches on the road, starting on Feb. 12 at Minot State. That dual will be followed by matches at Southwest Minnesota State on Feb. 14 and at Mary on Feb. 20.
The Super Regional Three tournament will be held on Feb. 28-March 1 in Mankato, Minn., with the NCAA Division II Nationals being held in St. Louis, Mo., on March 13-14.