Minnesota Announces Full 2022-23 Slate

The regular season schedule will feature 15 duals and three tournaments, making it the largest competition slate for the Gophers since 2019-20

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota wrestling program announced their full 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday morning, as the season will officially kick off on Nov. 13, and feature six home duals inside Maturi Pavilion.

The full season slate will feature a total of 15 dual meets, which will be the most since the 2019-20 campaign, as well as three tournaments. Start times and TV streaming coverage for the upcoming season will be announced at a later date.

The season slate officially gets underway on November 12th when the Maroon & Gold travels to Fargo, N.D. to compete in the Bison Open, before kicking off the dual season at home on Nov. 20 inside Maturi Pavilion by hosting Binghamton for just the second meeting in program history between the two schools.

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Longtime Huskies Wrestling supporter John A. Peterson inducted into UWW Hall of Fame

The two-time Olympic Medalist among nine legendary wrestlers to enter the Hall

BELGRADE, Serbia – Longtime St. Cloud State Wrestling supporter John A. Peterson was inducted into the United World Wrestling (UWW) Hall of Fame on Friday. A legendary Freestyle wrestler, Peterson earned Gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and Silver at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He also earned a silver and a bronze at the World Championships while adding three World Cup Golds.

In his time with St. Cloud State, Peterson served as a volunteer assistant coach focusing on student-athletes’ personal development. His first season with the program was the 2009-10 campaign.

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South Dakota State Schedule Finalized For 2022-23

The South Dakota State wrestling team will host eight home events, including duals against three programs that finished in the top 15 at last season’s NCAA Championships, during the upcoming 2022-23 season.

“This is one of the best home schedules we’ve ever had,” said SDSU head coach Damion Hahn, who is entering his fifth season with the Jackrabbits. “I’m really excited for the season and can’t wait to see our guys compete.”

The first two months of the season will consist of a mix of tournaments and dual meets, starting with a trip to the Bison Open in Fargo, North Dakota, on Nov. 12. The Jackrabbits are scheduled to host the Daktronics Open Nov. 20 before traveling to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) and the Soldier Salute tournament in Coralville, Iowa (Dec. 29-30) to close out the calendar year.

SDSU, 13-4 in duals a season ago with five returning NCAA qualifiers, kicks off the dual slate Nov. 18 versus Augustana. The Jackrabbits will then host a pair of regional Big Ten Conference opponents to wrap up the first half of the season, welcoming Minnesota to Frost Arena on Nov. 27 and Nebraska on Dec. 18. Nebraska finished fifth at the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, while Minnesota placed 11th.

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2022 J-Club Hall of Honor Class: Minga Batsukh ’11

By Frank Rajkowski, SJU Writer/Video Producer

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – In the celebration that followed Minga Batsukh’s first national championship in 2009, a challenge was laid in front of the standout Johnnie wrestler.

“I remember everyone was cheering and yelling,” Batsukh recalls. “They were saying ‘You’re a national champion! You’re a national champion!’ But (current SJU head coach) Kevin Schiltz, who was an assistant coach for us at the time, told me it was going to be a lot harder to do it a second time. Everyone was going to be gunning for me.

“That really motivated me. It made me want to keep getting better and work even harder. I wanted to come back and do it again.”

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St. Cloud State unveils 2022-23 schedule

Huskies to wrestle four 2021-22 Top-25 opponents as part of NCAA Super Region V Title Defense

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Six-time defending Super Region V Champion St. Cloud State Wrestling has announced their 2022-23 schedule. The Huskies will wrestle four home duals, three of which feature opponents ranked in last season’s final NWCA Top-25 poll.

“I am excited for another year of Huskies Wrestling,” said head coach Steve Costanzo, “I hope that we can move forward with some normalcy post-COVID. Our guys deserve to compete without any more of these distractions – we will be ready!”

SCSU opens their 2022-23 season with the traditional Black and Red Classic at Halenbeck Hall on October 27. The Huskies will then wrestle at a pair of opens in November with the Yellowjacket Open on the 5th and the Dakota Wesleyan Open on the 12th.

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NDSU Announces 2022-23 Schedule

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State wrestling team and head coach Roger Kish have announced the 2022-23 schedule, which will feature 14 duals and four major tournaments, including the annual Bison Open.

The Bison will open up the season with a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the University of Nebraska in a dual to kick off the season on November 4. Nebraska had eight NCAA qualifiers last season and finished fifth overall.

The dual against the Huskers will be the first of six non-conference duals on the schedule, which also includes a visit to Fargo from the University of Minnesota on December 9. The Gophers finished 11th last season at the NCAA Championships with nine qualifiers. The dual is slated for a 7 p.m. start at the Scheels Center.

The Bison are also slated to host Binghamton and Buffalo in non-conference action on November 18 and December 11, respectively. Binghamton had four NCAA qualifiers and finished in a tie for 36th, while Buffalo had three qualifiers but did not score at the NCAA Championships. The Bison picked up convincing victories over both teams in duals last season.

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