DII Winter Championships Festival relocated to Birmingham

By David Pickle – NCAA.org

The 2013 Division II Winter National Championships Festival has been moved from Cleveland to Birmingham, Ala., because of challenges involving the hotel block in Cleveland.

The Festival – which will feature Division II national championships in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s indoor track, and wrestling – will be conducted March 3-9, 2013, at Birmingham’s CrossPlex multisport facility. The dates and schedule of events will not be affected by the change of venue. The Gulf South Conference and the City of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts.

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SMSU announces seven signings for 2012-13

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced the signing of seven student-athletes for the 2012-13 wrestling season on Friday.

Tyler Adams (Wasilla, Alaska), Kyle Begin (Anoka, Minn.), Stephen Ellis (Anchorage, Alaska), Cody Fritz (Solon, Iowa), Travis Longtin (Minneota, Minn.), Cody Reed (Flandreau, S.D.) and Caleb Smothers (Manson, Iowa) have all signed letters of intent and will continue their academic and athletic careers this fall at SMSU.

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2012 College Tournament Time

College Tournament Time

Minnesota Area Teams:

 Post-Season Tournaments

03-17-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships
03-10-2012 – NCAA Division III National Championships
03-10-2012 – NCAA Division II National Championships
03-10-2012 – NCWA National Championships
03-04-2012 – NCAA Division I West Regional
03-04-2012 – Big Ten Championships
03-03-2012 – NAIA National Championships
02-26-2012 – NCAA Division II Super Region 3 Tournament
02-25-2012 – NJCAA National Championships
02-25-2012 – NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Results/Qualifiers
02-25-2012 – NCWA North Central Conference Championships
02-11-2012 – NJCAA North Central District Qualifier


03-20-2012 – Wrapping up the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships
03-17-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Finals Recap
03-17-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Session 5 Recap
03-16-2012 – Post-Semifinals Press Conference Interviews
03-16-2012 – NDSU’s Sprenkle and Monk knocked out of NCAA Championships
03-16-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Session 4 Recap
03-16-2012 – Ness, Storley and Nelson Still Alive at NCAA Championships
03-16-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Session 3 Recap
03-15-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Session 2 Recap
03-15-2012 – Bonus Points Key in Session I for the Gophers
03-15-2012 – NCAA Division I National Championships Session I Recap
03-11-2012 – Auggies’ Valek receives NCAA Elite 89 honor
03-10-2012 – Huskies finish second in the nation; Skala wins national championship!
03-10-2012 – Baxter Finishes Second, Pfarr Fourth at NCAA Championships
03-10-2012 – Presler And Hobein Continue Growing List Of All-Americans For Concordia-Moorhead
03-10-2012 – Oles’ Timmerman finishes fourth at NCAA’s
03-10-2012 – Huskies in second place after day one of NCAA championships
03-09-2012 – SJU’s Baxter and Pfarr Advance to NCAA Semifinals
03-08-2012 – Five Johnnies Primed for This Week’s NCAA Championships
03-07-2012 – Anthony Robles Joins ESPN as NCAA Wrestling Analyst
03-06-2012 – Seven Vikings bound for NCAA Championships
03-05-2012 – #1 St. Cloud State Headed to NCAA Championships on March 9-10
02-28-2012 – Big 10 Wrestling Championship Preview – 2012
02-27-2012 – Dragons’ No. 1 Ulmer and Bennett Nationally Qualify at Super Region 3 Tournament
02-26-2012 – Huskies claim second straight Region 3 Title
02-26-2012 – Seven Vikings going to nationals; Augustana places third at regional
02-26-2012 – Minnesota State’s Demo and Quinn Advance to the NCAA Championships
02-25-2012 – Augsburg wins NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional for 10th straight year, qualifies 7 to national championships
02-25-2012 – Johnnies Finish Second at Regional, Send Five to Nationals
02-24-2012 – SJU Wrestlers Eager for This Weekend’s NCAA Regional
02-23-2012 – Huskies host 2012 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 tournament on Sunday
02-22-2012 – No. 5 Augustana starts postseason in St. Cloud
02-21-2012 – NJCAA championships set for Rochester beginning February 24

Hagen shines as a Mustang

Former Yellow Medicine East wrestler succeeds as college athlete

Granite Falls, Minn. — “It’s the greatest sense of pride getting your hand raised at the end of a match. It keeps you hungry. It keeps you going,” said former Yellow Medicine East wrestler and Southwest Minnesota State University senior Martin Hagen after ending his competitive wrestling career. “I just can’t give up wrestling.” Continue reading at granitefallsnews.com