Mustang wrestling readies for a busy weekend

The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team will have a busy weekend as the Mustangs will return ­­­­to Moorhead, Minn. for a dual with the Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and then compete in the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. The dual with Concordia will be SMSU’s first of the season as the Mustangs have only participated in tournaments thus far. Continue reading

North Dakota State Travels to Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

The North Dakota State wrestling team will travel to Las Vegas this weekend to take part in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Thirty-two teams are scheduled to compete in the tournament, including 26 Division I schools that make up one-third of the nation’s D-I wrestling institutions.

Matches are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. (CT) on Friday and Saturday. Continue reading

Mavericks Ink Five Recruits During Early Signing Period

Mankato, Minn. – Head wrestling coach Jim Makovsky has announced that five prep athletes have signed their national letters of intent to attend Minnesota State University.

Commiting to MSU during the early signing period are Adam Cooling (Madelia, Minn.), Weston Droegemueller (Wayzata, Minn.), Gabe Flandrick (New Richmond, Wis.), Tanner Mills (Albertville, Minn.) and Darick Vancura (Jackson, Minn.). All signings are contingent upon admission to MSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Continue reading

AWN Duals of the Week: No. 3 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Minnesota

The fans in Minnesota are in for a treat when the Cowboys ride into to town this coming Sunday. Last time these two met the National Dual championship was on the line. Minnesota came away with the win and the title. From a dual perspective, these two match up well. The question is if either team will have their best lineup for this match. Dylan Ness has yet to take to the mat for Minnesota and Logan Storley had appeared to suffer some kind of lower body injury last weekend. On the other side, NCAA Champion Jordan Oliver sat out last week for disciplinary reasons and we suspect he will be back for this. In addition, Josh kindig was absent from the roster last week, but we think he may be finally taking his redshirt year anyways. No matter who wrestles, this should be an exciting dual that most likely will be decided by bonus points. Of the 20 wrestlers, 16 are currently ranked in the top 20. Continue reading at awn.theopenmat.com