Jones and Magnuson Ranked in Top 15 in Preseason Rankings as MSUM Wrestling Opens Practice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two Minnesota State University Moorhead junior wrestlers — Cole Jones and Jordan Magnuson — are ranked in the top 15 in the nation in Division II in their respective weight classes according to preseason rankings released by The Open Mat. The Dragons officially opened practice for the 2019-20 season on Thursday.

Jones is ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds. He went 3-2 at the national championships a year ago and took seventh to become MSUM’s first All-American since 2017. Jones finished 29-10 last season and was an All-NSIC First Team selection.

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NCAA Division I wrestling qualifier allocations for 2019 championships, coaches’ panel rankings and RPI announced

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.

Each qualifying tournament was awarded automatic bids per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage at the weight class; ratings percentage index (RPI); and coaches’ ranking.

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Three NDSU Wrestlers Ranked, Bison Receive Votes toward NWCA Coaches Top 25 Poll

MANHEIM, Pa. — North Dakota State received votes toward the final regular season NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released Feb. 26. The Bison were No. 25 on the WIN Wrestling Magazine Dual list and No. 29 in the WIN Tournament Power Index (TPI) with eight points. NDSU was tied for No. 36 with four points in the rankings.

North Dakota State (10-6, 5-4 #Big12WR) will send 10 wrestlers to compete at the Big 12 Championships scheduled for March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. NDSU’s lineup includes No. 8-ranked 125 Brent Fleetwood (21-3), No. 18-ranked 165 Andrew Fogarty (17-3), who was Big 12 runner-up in 2018, and No. 18-ranked 133 Cam Sykora (19-6), who placed third, and 197 Cordell Eaton (17-8), who was sixth, at the 2017 Big 12 tournament.

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Unbeaten Penn State goes wire-to-wire, finishes No. 1 in NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – After a fourth straight unbeaten season, Penn State finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the final NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

The NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Each first-place vote is worth 25 points, 24 points for a second-place vote, 23 for a third-place vote and so on through to one point for a 25th-place vote.

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