Nine Home Dates, Matside Ticket Option Highlight 2018-19 NDSU Schedule

FARGO, N.D. – Nine home dates including eight dual matches a matside season ticket option highlight the North Dakota State University 2018-19 wrestling schedule.

North Dakota State will offer a limited number matside season tickets at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex for all eight duals this season. There are 50 total seats available. There will be a limit of four matside season tickets per request. Deadline to submit requests is Friday, September 21. More information is available at

The challenging schedule for NDSU and head coach Roger Kish starts with a pair of non-conference home duals against the Big Ten’s Northwestern at noon Sunday, Nov. 4, and Northern Illinois from the Mid-American Conference, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The 48th annual Bison Open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

ndsulogoBefore Christmas, NDSU hosts perennial Pac-10 power Oregon State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Five home duals follow the holidays include Iowa State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Pitt at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Utah Valley at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and South Dakota State at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

The Bison Open is one of four regular-season tournaments. NDSU will send athletes to compete at CSU Bakersfield’s Roadrunner Open on Nov. 18, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 1-2, and the South Beach Duals against Cornell, North Carolina, West Virginia and Indiana in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 28-29.

The NDSU dual match schedule also includes trips Fresno State on Nov. 16, Air Force on Dec. 8, Wyoming on Dec. 9, Central Michigan on Jan. 24, and Oklahoma on Feb. 24.

The Big 12 Conference Championships are scheduled for March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., while the NCAA Championships are March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The annual Green & Gold scrimmage is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the SHAC.

North Dakota State returns three NCAA qualifiers from last season’s team including 125 Paul Bianchi, 133 Cam Sykora and 165 Andrew Fogarty. The Bison also add Central Michigan transfer and three-time NCAA participant 125 Brent Fleetwood.

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Oct. 28 – GREEN & GOLD SCRIMMAGE, 2 p.m.
Nov. 8 – NORTHERN ILLINOIS, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 – 48th BISON OPEN, 10 a.m.
Nov. 16  * at Fresno State, 9 p.m.
Nov. 18  at CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Open
Nov. 30-Dec. 1  at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 8 – * at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Dec. 9 — * at Wyoming, 2 p.m.
Dec. 20 – OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28-29  at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
(Cornell, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana)
Jan. 9 – * IOWA STATE, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 – PITT, 4 p.m.
Jan. 24 – at Central Michigan, 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 – * NORTHERN COLORADO, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1 – * UTAH VALLEY, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – * SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, 7 pm
Feb. 24  * at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
Mar. 9-10  at Big 12 Conference Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Mar. 21-22-23 – at NCAA Wrestling Championships (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

*– Big 12 Conference Dual
BOLD –Home Duals/Bison Open at Scheels Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
All Times Central

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