Gopher Wrestling Announces 2022-23 TV Schedule

MINNEAPOLIS – The Big Ten Conference announced the upcoming television schedule for the 2022-23 wrestling season on Thursday morning, as Minnesota will be featured in five nationally-televised broadcasts throughout the season.

The remaining three conference duals, as well as two early-season non-conference contests, will also be streamed on B1G+, rounding out a total of ten Gopher wrestling contests being aired on one of the Big Ten Conference’s streaming platforms.

Season coverage will begin on Sunday, Nov. 20 when the Gophers will play host to the Binghamton Bearcats at 1:00 p.m. on B1G+ for what will be just the second-ever meeting between the two programs. The “U” will then host a mid-week contest against Division-II foe Augustana at 7:00 p.m. on B1G+.

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Big Ten Conference Announces Television Schedule for 2022-23 Wrestling Season

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2022-23 Big Ten Conference wrestling season will feature an extensive slate of television coverage with a minimum of 29 total broadcasts as the conference seeks its 16th straight national championship.

The lineup is highlighted by a package of 26 regular season national broadcasts, with 24 telecasts on Big Ten Network and two on ESPNU.

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Big Ten Wrestling Pre-Seeds Announced

Penn State paces conference teams with four top-seeded wrestlers

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 5-6 at Nebraska. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with four No. 1 seeds. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank 14 starters in all 10 weight classes.

The Nittany Lions boast four top-seeded wrestlers, with 133-pounder Roman Bravo-Young, 141-pounder Nick Lee, 174-pounder Carter Starocci, and 184-pounder Aaron Brooks. Michigan’s Nick Suriano (125), Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (285), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), along with Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso (149) and Carson Kharchla (165) round out the group of top-ranked grapplers.

This year’s field contains a combined 18 Big Ten individual championships (12 wrestlers) and six NCAA individual championships (six wrestlers).

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2021-22 Big Ten Wrestling Schedule Announced

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced the dates and opponents for the 2021-22 wrestling season Wednesday. The schedule features eight conference duals for each of the 14 Big Ten programs and concludes with the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, to be held over the first weekend in March at Nebraska.

All 14 teams will open Big Ten action Jan. 7-17. On opening night, Jan. 7, reigning Big Ten Champion Iowa will play host to Minnesota, while Big Ten Dual Meet Co-Champion Penn State will travel to Maryland. Indiana will open its conference slate against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., Northwestern will visit Wisconsin, and Purdue will travel to Nebraska. The following weekend (Jan. 14-17), Illinois and Michigan will make their conference season debuts by traveling to Rutgers and Ohio State, respectively.

The final regular-season dual will take place Feb. 20, with Nebraska hosting the defending Big Ten Dual Meet Co-Champion Iowa.

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Big Ten Wrestling Pre-Seeds Announced

Iowa paces conference teams with four top-seeded wrestlers

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 6-7 at Penn State. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Iowa leading the way with four No. 1 seeds. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank 14 starters in all 10 weight classes.

The Hawkeyes boast four top-seeded wrestlers, with 125-pounder Spencer Lee, 141-pounder Jaydin Eierman, 165-pounder Alex Marinelli and 174-pounder Michael Kemerer. Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (285), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso (149), along with Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young (133) and Aaron Brooks (184) round out the group of top-ranked grapplers.

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BTN announces coverage plan for Big Ten Wrestling Championships

The Big Ten Network is the destination for college wrestling fans this weekend as coverage of the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships includes nearly 10 hours dedicated to the best collegiate wrestling in the country.

As a result of schedule adjustments creating additional telecast windows, the Big Ten Network will broadcast live on Saturday of the championships for the first time ever. On Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET, BTN will provide whip-around coverage highlighting the best matchups of session 1 with limited commercial interruptions. On Big Ten Network+, individual mat cameras will be also available to provide a comprehensive look at the opening session. On Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET, a double-box presentation will be available on television for the session 2 semifinals while consolation mats will once again be streamed live on Big Ten Network+.

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Gophers Head East for 2020 Big Ten Championships

The Gophers head to New Jersey for the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships hosted by Rutgers University at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The best wrestling conference in the country will put their talents on display from March 7 at 9 am through the final session on March 8 at 2:30 pm.

The Gophers have six wrestlers seeded top-six entering the tournament. For a full review of the preseeds check HERE.

The tournament marks the first postseason experience for Pat McKee, Lee, Thomas, and O’Reilly. Dryden and Webster will get their first Division I action after previously competing at the NJCAA and Division III levels respectively.

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