Jacks host Minnesota in Sunday matinee

The South Dakota State wrestling team returns to action Sunday, hosting Minnesota in a dual matchup between top-25 teams.

Action is set for a 1 p.m. start at Frost Arena. The dual will be available for viewing through FloWrestling.org (subscription required). Sunday’s match has been designated as the annual Takedowns and Teddy Bear Toss event, with proceeds from that event, as well as monetary donations collected at the door, supporting Brookings-based Project Joy for the holiday season.

The 25th-ranked Jackrabbits enter Sunday’s dual with a 1-0 record after opening the dual season with a 40-4 home victory over Augustana on Nov. 18.

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Gophers Hit the Road for Ranked Showdown with SDSU

MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 10 Gophers (1-0) are set to hit the road this weekend fresh off the Thanksgiving holiday, as they will square off against No. 24 South Dakota State on Sunday afternoon in their first road dual of the season.

The road trip will kick off three-straight weekends of traveling for the Maroon & Gold, and will also be Minnesota’s first-ranked contest of the season after coming off a 19-15 win over Binghamton in the home opener. It will be the first time the “U’ has battled the Jackrabbits on the road since 2019, where they rolled to a 22-10 victory.

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NDSU Climbs to No. 15, Highest NWCA Ranking in Div. 1 Era

MANHEIM, Penn. – The North Dakota State wrestling program climbed three spots this week in the latest NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll, reaching its highest ranking in the Division I era at No. 15.

The previous high for the Bison was No. 18 last week, which was one spot up from No. 19 after week one. Previously, the Bison had never surpassed No. 19 in the NWCA Coaches Poll.

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Brandon Paulson goes On The Mat

Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, Paulson hasn’t spent much time away from wrestling mats during his life. An All-American at Minnesota and a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Paulson is versed in every aspect of wrestling. He’s also watching his own kids excel on the football field and on the college gymnastics world.

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