Mustang’s Ryan receives preliminary round draw

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The NCAA Division II wrestling committee has announced the brackets for the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. The two-day championship will be held on March 14-15 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Southwest Minnesota State University’s 197-pounder, Jackson Ryan, will compete in the preliminary round facing Wade French (23-3) from Chadron State.

Ryan, a native of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., went 3-1 last weekend at the NCAA Super Regional V in his first appearance. Ryan, who earned a medical red-shirt last season after sustaining an injury to his knee.

Ryan enters the championship with a record of 22-7 and led SMSU with wins by decisions with 10 and recorded six wins by fall.

The NCAA championships will take place on Friday beginning with Session I at 11 a.m., followed by Session II at 5 p.m. The championship resumes on Saturday with Session III at 10 a.m., with the finals starting at 7 p.m.
This double-elimination tournament will bring student-athletes from DII colleges and universities to Sioux Falls in order to compete in ten weight classes. The Championship will determine the Division II All-America team with the top eight finishers in each weight class qualifying for All-America status.

Fans planning to attend the championships should be aware that the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has a clear bag policy for all events. Opaque bags larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ will not be permitted into the venue. Guests may enter the building with a clear one (1) gallon zipper-lock type bag or a clear stadium bag that is no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″. All bags are subject to search. Parking is free.

NCAA Division II National Championships
Mar 13-14 Fri-Sat – Sioux Falls, S.D.

NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship, hosted in partnership with Augustana University and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.

SMSU has now had 47 individuals qualify for the NCAA Championships, with 12 All-Americans and one national champion, since moving to Division II

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