Seven home dates, including home duals against five Big 12 Conference opponents, highlight the 2023-24 schedule for the South Dakota State University wrestling team.
The Jackrabbits, who sent a school-record eight wrestlers to the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, open the home slate Nov. 17 by hosting the Dakota Showcase at Frost Arena. The four-team dual event also will feature in-state programs Augustana, Dakota Wesleyan and Northern State.
To close out the weekend, SDSU will host the day-long Daktronics Open on Nov. 19.
The remainder of the first two months of competition also will be a mix of tournament and dual competitions. In tournament action, the Jackrabbits are scheduled to compete in the season-opening Bison Open (Nov. 11), as well as make return trips to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2) and the Soldier Salute (Dec. 29-30).
Road duals at Minnesota (Nov. 26) and Nebraska (Dec. 16) round out the first half of the season, while the second half kicks off Jan. 4 with a third matchup against a Big Ten foe as SDSU meets Michigan in a dual at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Following a trip to the Virginia Duals for the third season in a row, Jan. 12-13, the Jackrabbits will host a trio of Big 12 opponents as they welcome Northern Colorado (Jan. 19), California Baptist (Jan. 21) and Air Force (Jan. 26) to Frost Arena. SDSU closes out home action with duals versus Missouri and North Dakota State on Feb. 18 and 25, respectively.
The Jackrabbits, who compiled a 12-4 dual record last season, open February with four consecutive duals at Big 12 foes. The first half of the road swing consists of matchups at Wyoming (Feb. 1) and Utah Valley (Feb. 3), followed by matches at Oklahoma (Feb. 9) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 10).
A trip back to the Sooner State in early March marks the start of postseason competition as the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will once again be the site of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship March 9-10. The 2024 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are slated for March 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Season tickets for Jackrabbit wrestling are currently on sale through JackrabbitTickets.com. Sales of single-match tickets begin Oct. 24.