Nine Home Dates including 49th Bison Open Highlight 2019-20 NDSU Schedule

FARGO, N.D. – Nine home dates with eight dual matches including Purdue, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Stanford highlight the North Dakota State University 2019-20 wrestling schedule in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

Season tickets for wrestling go on sale Oct. 1, single-dual tickets are available on Oct. 15. More information is available at GoBison.com.

The challenging schedule for NDSU and head coach Roger Kish starts with a pair of non-conference home duals against Cal State Bakersfield at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, and the Big Ten’s Purdue University at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The 49th annual Bison Open is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.

The Bison Open is one of four regular-season tournaments. NDSU will send athletes to compete at Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D., on Nov. 17, the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 6-7, and the South Beach Duals on Dec. 29-30, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

North Dakota State hosts Augustana (S.D.) University at 2 p.m. Dec. 1. The competition stiffens when the calendar turns with Big 12 Conference duals with Wyoming at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 and Fresno State at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8. The Bison close the home portion of the schedule with Stanford and Air on Feb. 15-16.

The NDSU dual match schedule also includes trips to Indiana on Nov. 22, Northwestern on Nov. 24, Iowa State on Jan.19, Northern Colorado on Feb. 1, Utah Valley on Feb. 3, and South Dakota State on Feb. 21.

The Big 12 Conference Championships are scheduled for March 7-8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., while the NCAA Championships are March 19-21 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The annual Green & Gold scrimmage is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the SHAC.

North Dakota State compiled a 10-6 record overall in 2018-19 including 5-4 in Big 12 Conference duals. NDSU placed eighth at the 2019 Big 12 Conference tournament. The Bison return NCAA qualifiers 133 Cam Sykora, 165 Andrew Fogarty and 174 Lorenzo De La Riva. Fogarty is a two-time Big 12 runner-up at 165 pounds.

2019-20 NORTH DAKOTA STATE WRESTLING SCHEDULE
Oct. 24 – GREEN & GOLD SCRIMMAGE, 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 – CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD, 2 p.m.
Nov. 9 – 49th BISON OPEN, 10 a.m.
Nov. 17 – PURDUE, 1 p.m.
Nov. 17 – at Daktronics Open, All Day
Nov. 22 – at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Nov. 24 – at Northwestern, 2 p.m.
Dec. 1 – AUGUSTANA (S.D.), 2 p.m.
Dec. 6 – at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, All Day
Dec. 7 – at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, All Day
Dec. 29 – % at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Dec. 29 — % at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Dec. 30 — % at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Dec. 30 — % at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Jan. 10 – * WYOMING, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 — * at Iowa State, 2 p.m.
Jan. 24 – * OKLAHOMA, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 — * at Northern Colorado, 3 p.m.
Feb. 3 — * at Utah Valley, 8 p.m.
Feb. 8 – * FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – STANFORD, 1 p.m.
Feb. 16 — * AIR FORCE, 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 – * at South Dakota State, 7 p.m.
Mar. 7-8 – at Big 12 Conference Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Mar. 19-20-21 – at NCAA Wrestling Championships (Minneapolis)

*– Big 12 Conference Dual
BOLD –Home Duals/Bison Open at Scheels Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
% — South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
All Times Central

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