AWN Preview: 2013 Southern Scuffle

The New Year will kick off with a bang as some of the countries best teams converge on the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for the Southern Scuffle. The event will take place from January 1-2, 2013. Wrestling will begin 10:00 a.m. EST on Jan. 1. Of the teams attending seven are currently ranked in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. Of those five are in the top 10 including the top three teams in the country.

The team race should be tightly contested with No.1 Penn State, No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 3 Minnesota. This will be the first time this year we see Penn State face top 10 teams in their search for their third straight national championship. Continue reading at awn.theopenmat.com

Monk, Sprenkle Guide Bison to Ninth-Place Team Finish at Midlands

EVANSTON, Ill. – North Dakota State junior Steven Monk and senior Trent Sprenkle each earned top-five finishes at the prestigious Midlands Championships on Sunday to help the Bison to a ninth-place team finish. Monk placed fourth at 165 pounds and Sprenkle took fifth at 125 pounds, while redshirt freshman Hayden Zillmer claimed eighth place at 157 pounds. Continue reading

Semifinals set at 50th Midlands Championships

EVANSTON, Ill. — The semifinal matches are set at the 50th Midlands Championships. Illinois leads the team race after the quarterfinal matches.

InterMat is providing a live blog throughout the Midlands. Sunday’s action gets underway at 12 p.m. CT with semifinals, consolation matches, and seventh-place matches. The finals will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m. CT. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Monk Advances to Midlands Semifinals, Three Bison Alive in Consolation

EVANSTON, Ill. – North Dakota State junior Steven Monk continued his impressive start to the 2012-13 season on Saturday at the Midlands Championships, registering his third victory over a Top-10 opponent this season and going 3-0 on his way to a berth in the 165-pound semifinals of the prestigious tournament. Continue reading

NDSU Travels to 50th Midlands Championships

The No. 22-ranked North Dakota State wrestling team heads to Evanston, Ill., this weekend to participate in the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern University. Wrestling begins inside Welsh-Ryan Arena at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, and will continue until the final session begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30. Continue reading