FARGO, N.D. – Six home dates highlight the 2017-18 North Dakota State University wrestling schedule including a November 26th Big 12 Conference dual with national powerhouse Oklahoma State. Nine teams on the schedule are ranked in the top 25 nationally.
The challenging schedule for NDSU and head coach Roger Kish starts with the 47th annual Bison Open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.
North Dakota State is scheduled open the season at a pair of nationally-ranked opponents in Iowa and Northern Iowa on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 before returning home to face Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. The Bison also host nationally-ranked Central Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.
The Bison Open is one of four regular-season tournaments. NDSU will send athletes to compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 1-2 and the Reno Tournament of Champions. The Bison are scheduled to wrestle nationally-ranked Cornell and Rider, along with Columbia and Franklin & Marshall at the South Beach Duals in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on Dec. 29-30.
The NDSU dual match schedule also includes trips to Utah Valley on Dec. 15, Pitt on Jan. 5, West Virginia on Jan. 7, Purdue on Jan. 26, Northern Illinois on Jan. 28, and South Dakota State on Feb. 16.
The Big 12 Conference Championships are scheduled for March 3-4 in Tulsa, Okla., while the NCAA Championships are March 15-17 in Cleveland, Ohio.
North Dakota State gets things rolling with the Green & Gold Wrestle-Off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.
2017-18 North Dakota State University Wrestling Schedule
Nov. 5 – GREEN/GOLD WRESTLE OFF, 2 p.m.
Nov. 11 – 47th BISON OPEN, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17 – at Iowa, TBA
Nov. 19 – * at UNI, 2 p.m.
Nov. 26 – * OKLAHOMA STATE, 1 p.m.
Dec. 1-2 – at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 10 – CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 2 p.m.
Dec. 15 – * at Utah Valley, 1 p.m.
Dec. 17 – at Reno Tournament of Champions
Dec. 29-30 – at South Beach Duals (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Jan. 5 – at Pitt, 6 p.m.
Jan. 7 – * at West Virginia, 6 p.m.
Jan. 20 – WYOMING, 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 – at Purdue, 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 – at Northern Illinois, TBA
Feb. 2 – * IOWA STATE, 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 – * AIR FORCE, 12:30 pm
Feb. 16 – * at South Dakota State, 7 p.m.
Mar. 3-4 – at Big 12 Conference Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Mar. 15-16-17 – at NCAA Wrestling Championships (Cleveland, Ohio)
*– Big 12 Conference Dual
BOLD –Home Duals/Bison Open at Scheels Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex