SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After grabbing an early lead, No. 13-ranked Augustana College lost, 22-10, to No. 19 Fort Hays State University at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Springfield, Ill on Saturday afternoon.
The #4 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (9-0, 1-0 NSIC) moved into the semifinals of the 2013 NWCA Division II National Duals with a pair of victories on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Springfield, Ill.
In first round action at the NWCA Duals, the Huskies posted a big 40-7 win over North Carolina-Pembroke. The Huskies then rolled to a convincing 29-12 victory over NSIC rival Upper Iowa in the quarterfinals. Of note, SCSU was ranked #2 in this year’s NSIC preseason poll, while Upper Iowa gained the top spot in the 2012-13 NSIC preseason poll.
The #4 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (7-0, 1-0 NSIC) will open defense of its NWCA Division II National Duals title on Jan. 12 with a 9 a.m. match against UNC-Pembroke at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill.
This double-elimination duals tournament will continue through Jan. 13 and it will feature many of the nation’s top ranked Division II teams including #1 Nebraska Kearney, #2 Newberry, #3 Central Oklahoma, #5 Upper Iowa and #6 Grand Canyon.
For the first time in National Duals history Wartburg and Augsburg will not meet for the Division III championship.
Either Wartburg or Augsburg has won the NWCA National Duals title at the D-III level since its inception in 2002. However, the rivals are seeded one and four, respectively, this weekend when competition hits the mats inside the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. Continue reading at www.ncaa.com
For the second year in a row, some of the best college wrestling action outside of Division I will take place on the mats at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. as the National Wrestling Coaches Association will host the NWCA/Cliff Keen Multi-Divisional National Duals.
The field will consist of teams from Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and the WCWA in a dual meet advancement format to crown a champion in each of the five divisions. Continue reading at awn.theopenmat.com