5 Things to Know About the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships

Sports Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium and University of Minnesota to host the biggest wrestling weekend of the year, including a free Fan Festival at the Armory

Minneapolis — One month from today, the biggest wrestling weekend of the year is coming to Minneapolis and more fans than ever will have a chance to take it all in. On March 19-21, Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium and the University of Minnesota will host the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. At U.S. Bank Stadium, 330 wrestlers from across the country will compete in front of the largest audience to ever attend the NCAA Wrestling Championships. In addition to the tournament, a free Fan Festival will take place on March 20-21 at the Armory.

Following are five things to know about the upcoming 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

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Regular season closes with Border Bell dual

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Two wrestling squads with long dual winning streaks will clash Friday night as South Dakota State hosts North Dakota State in the Jackrabbits’ regular-season finale.

The annual Border Bell matchup is set for a 7 p.m. start at Frost Arena. The six members of the Jackrabbit senior class will be honored prior to Friday’s dual.

Fans attending the dual will receive a commemorative glass. Tickets can be be ordered in advance online at JackrabbitTickets.com. The arena ticket booth opens at 6 p.m. Friday.

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Ticket Giveaway – Nebraska at Minnesota

Free tickets; Friday, February 21, 2020 – 8:00 pm at Maturi Pavilion

Tickets have been claimed!

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday evening. This is the Gophers’ last regular-season event. Potential matchups between ranked wrestlers include No. 6 Mitch McKee vs No. 7 Chad Red, No. 7 Brayton Lee vs No. 18 Collin Purinton, No. 30 Ryan Thomas vs No. 18 Peyton Robb, No. 26 Bailee O’Reilly vs No. 5 Isaiah White, No. 8 Devin Skatzka vs No. 6 Mikey Labriola, No. 16 Owen Webster vs No. 9 Taylor Venz, and No. 1 Gable Steveson vs No. 16 David Jensen.

  1. The first 10 people to email tickets@theguillotine.com and request tickets will receive two free tickets waiting for them at will-call.
  2. Include the name to leave them under in your email.
  3. One set per family, please.

This post will be updated when the tickets have been claimed. Until then, you can assume that they are still available!

#1 St. Cloud State wrestling completes regular season vs. Augustana

The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (15-0, 7-0 NSIC) will complete its 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with a home match against NSIC rival Augustana University (10-3, 6-1 NSIC). The match at SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall is slated for 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available at the gate on the night of the match. All SCSU students get in FREE to this match.

The evening will also include a salute to the 2019-20 SCSU seniors. This group of three seniors includes Kolton Eischens (Pierz, Minn.), Tyree Overton (Rock Island, Ill.) and James Pleski (Stacy, Minn.).

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Senior Night Awaits Gophers Friday Night

Minnesota closes out the 2019-20 regular season on Friday night at 8 p.m. against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Gophers will honor the seven graduating seniors during intermission.

The dual features several ranked matchups throughout the lineup including a pair of top-ten battles waiting for Mitch McKee and Devin Skatzka.

McKee will face Chad Red Jr. for the first time since last year’s NCAA Tournament while Skatzka will face Mikey Labriola for the second time this year and seventh time overall.

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Dragons Host No. 23 Minot State to Conclude Regular Season

MOORHEAD, MINN. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is set to host their final regular-season match of the season. The Dragons will face No. 23 ranked Minot State in a dual that was rescheduled from January to this Wednesday, Feb. 19. The dual begins at 7 p.m. at Nemzek Fieldhouse.

The Dragons (1-9, 0-7 NSIC) are coming off a 31-13 loss to UMary and a 35-9 loss against No. 2 Augsburg last week.

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Augustana Wrestling Adds Three to 2020-21 Signing Class

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team has signed three more wrestlers to the 2020-21 signing class head coach Jason Reitmeier announced Tuesday. The athletes are set to enroll in Augustana this fall and compete for the Vikings during the 2020-21 season as freshmen.

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