3-point takedown approved for NCAA wrestling

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved making all takedowns in wrestling worth 3 points, effective with the 2023-24 season.

Members of the Wrestling Rules Committee, which proposed the change, agreed that increasing the scoring for takedowns by an additional point will enhance the sport by rewarding offensive actions and risk-taking.

The committee also agreed there was a need to create a more appropriate point differential between takedowns and escapes and incentivize offense when competitors are in the neutral position.

Continue reading →

Dragon Wrestling Locks in 2023-24 Slate

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling has solidified its schedule ahead of the winter 2023-24 season. The Dragons will host seven home duals throughout the year as well as its annual Dragon Open early in the season.

MSUM will begin its year with a pair of open tournaments, first at the Jimmie Open on November 4 and then at the DWU Open on November 11. The Dragons competed at both opens last season. The Kris Nelson-led squad will then host the University of Jamestown on November 16 to open the dual season. Following the battle with the Jimmies, MSUM will compete at the Younes Hospitality Open, hosted by Nebraska-Kearney on November 18. To close out the open slate, MSUM will host the annual Dragon Open on December 3 inside Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Continue reading →

Bismarck State reintroduces wrestling to school’s athletic lineup

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – Bismarck State Athletics is adding men’s wrestling to its ever-growing list of sports that the school offers.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, BSC will field a wrestling team. They will join the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

“We are excited to announce that wrestling, one of the school’s premier athletic programs until after the 1998 school year, has been reborn.” BSC Athletic Director Myron Schulz said. ” As BSC continues to grow academically, athletics will be a driver that attracts student-athletes to Bismarck.” Continue reading at kfyrtv.com →