Who will be the winners at the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships? Months before the first wrestler steps onto the mat, the individuals who will come out on top are thousands of additional fans who will be able to see the Nationals in person for the first time, thanks to the fact the next NCAAs will be held at an indoor football stadium for the first time.
U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis — home to the NFL Minnesota Vikings — will be the venue for the 2020 NCAAs from March 19 through March 21. This totally enclosed venue — which resembles a huge, glassy Viking ship — has a seating capacity of 66,860 for football, and 72,711 for the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four. These seating capacities are more than three times that of typical basketball/hockey arenas that have hosted NCAA Division I championships for the past few decades. And that means significantly more amateur wrestling fans will have the opportunity to witness in THE major event of the college wrestling season in person. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com
North Dakota State (3-3 0-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to take on No. 16-ranked Iowa State (4-3, 1-0 #Big12WR) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, in Hilton Coliseum … Iowa State leads the series 5-1 including a 29-7 win on Jan. 9, 2019, in Fargo … The Cyclones wrestle at South Dakota State on Friday night.
Rochester, MN – Three days after returning from Louisville, Ky., where it finished sixth in the junior college division of the NWCA National Duals, the Northland wrestling team was back on the mat for the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Dual Meet Championships Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Rochester Community & Technical College.
Northland wrestled to a 3-1 record on the day, good enough for second in the event. Tournament host Rochester won the event with a perfect 4-0 mark on the day. This is Northland’s second consecutive dual meet runner-up finish and fourth since the program began in the 2013-14 season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The red-hot Augustana wrestling team hits the road for an NSIC dual for the first time this weekend. The Vikings will take on the Dragons of MSU Moorhead Saturday at 3 p.m. in Moorhead, Minnesota.
The Vikings were selected to finish fourth in the 2019-20 NSIC Wrestling Preseason Poll, while the Dragons were selected to finish ninth. Currently, both squads are ranked in the top-10 in the Super Region 5 standings, with Augustana in third with 54 votes and MSU Moorhead in tenth with 13 votes. Saturday’s match will be the first road dual against a Division II opponent for the Vikings and the second of a four-dual home stretch for the Dragons.
By Frank Rajkowski, SJU Writer/Video Producer
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – No one wants to start their senior season sidelined by injury.
But Saint John’s senior wrestler Noah Becker is hoping the leg injury that kept him out of action early on actually represented a positive reversal of fortune.
“I’m thinking it may have worked out pretty well,” he said with a chuckle. “Hopefully, I got it out of the way now. Usually, I end up getting hurt at the end of the season.”
Indeed, injuries prior to the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional meet the past two seasons have likely kept the Browerville High School graduate from returning to nationals, after qualifying at 133 pounds as a freshman in 2017.
Due to the impending storm, Minnesota West CTC has decided to cancel the Worthington Open scheduled for Saturday, January 18th.
Area teams with wrestlers scheduled to attend included Minnesota, South Dakota State, Southwest Minnesota State, Augustana, Rochester CTC, Northland CTC, Minnesota West CTC, and Ridgewater College.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is set to host two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals this weekend. The Dragons host Minot State on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The next day, MSUM hosts Augustana at 3 p.m.
The weekend duals are a part of a four-match homestand for the Dragons. MSUM does not go on the road until Jan. 26 for a dual against Upper Iowa.