INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Minnesota State wrestling team will enter the 2017-18 season in a tie for the 16th spot in the NCAA DII Wrestling Coaches Association Top-25 poll.
The Mavericks are one of four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams ranked in the top-25 poll. St. Cloud State is the highest rated team in the NSIC, ranked 2nd, and is joined by Upper Iowa (T-8th) and Augustana (T-23rd).
Minnesota State had three wrestlers ranked at their respective weight classes in the poll. Dylan Herman (Sr., 157 lbs.) is ranked 9th after finishing his junior season with a 23-10 mark, and a trip to the NCAA Championships. Corey Abernathy (Sr., 184) is the highest ranked Maverick, rated 4th in his weight class. Abernathy is a returning All-American following his 8th place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Matt Blome (So., 197) is ranked 5th for the Mavericks following a 28-11 campaign last season and also earned All-American honors with his 8th place finish at the 2017 National Championships.
Minnesota State will hit the mat for the first time this season November 4th, wrestling at the RCTC Yellowjacket Open.