Kocer honored by Big 12

IRVING, Texas – South Dakota State University 174-pounder David Kocer was honored Wednesday as Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week.

A senior from Wagner, Kocer earned the award after defeating 15th-ranked C.J. Brucki, 10-5, in dual action Dec. 8. Kocer, who is ranked ninth by FloWrestling, improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in duals in helping the Jackrabbits defeat Central Michigan, 23-15, in a battle between nationally ranked teams. It marks the second time in Kocer’s career that he has been named Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week.

SDSU will be off from competition until returning to the mat Dec. 29-30 at the Ken Kraft Midlands in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

NDSU Travels to Utah Valley on Friday, Competes at Reno TOC on Sunday

North Dakota State (1-3, 0-2 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Utah Valley (4-2, 1-0 #Big12WR) at 1 p.m. CT Friday, Dec. 15, in Orem … Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com and video at http://gouvu.com/watch/ … The Bison will then compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 17 … Action gets underway at 11 a.m. Central Time, finals scheduled for 8 p.m. CT … Teams expected to compete include Adams State, Campbell, Cal Poly, Citadel, Clackamas, Colorado Mesa, CSU Pueblo, Eastern Oregon, Fresno State, Highline, Missouri, Modesto, Montana St-Northern, NC State, Northeastern Junior College, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Simon Frasier, Simpson, Southern Oregon, Southwestern CC, Stanford, Umpqua CC, U. Providence, and Wyoming … Live results and video at www.FloWrestling.org.
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Christmas Tournament Preview: The Twelve Days of Christmas

By John Nalan

As the coaches pack up their notebooks after the seeding meeting on the Thursday night of the Minnesota Christmas Tournament, the big day, Christmas, is only twelve days off. The classic Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, was first published in 1780 in England. The wrestling tournament hasn’t been around that long, only 31 years, but that hasn’t stopped me from putting together my own version of the holiday classic for this year. So sit back and enjoy my twelve things to watch for this weekend. Continue reading

Vikings Ready to Rumble at the Midwest Classic

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team makes the trek to Indianapolis for the 39th annual Midwest Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16-17. The tournament will feature 35 teams from NCAA Division II and the NAIA in the field of squads from around the nation.

The tournament will take place at the Nicoson Hall on the campus of UIndy. Wrestling is set to begin at 9 a.m. (CT) both days. Continue reading

Dragon Wrestlers to Travel to Midwest Classic

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Midwest Classic tournament on Dec. 16. This will be the final regular season tournament of 2017-18 for the Dragons as the rest of the season will be dual meet competitions.

The Dragons are coming off a 35-9 loss to Division III Augsburg, who are ranked No. 2 in Division III. In that dual, the Dragons picked up wins at 285 and 141, with Tommy Walton picking up a pin at 141. Redshirt freshman Jordan Magnuson won at 285. Continue reading