The North Dakota State University wrestling program has release its 2018-19 schedule. The Bison will have eight home dual matches to go along with the Bison Open on Saturday, November 10. Highlighting the NDSU schedule are Big 12 Conference opponents Iowa State and South Dakota State, and non-coference bouts with Northwestern, Oregon State, and Pitt. The home dual schedule begins Sunday, November 12 against Northwestern.
Iowa State continues to rebuild in year one under head coach Kevin Dresser, and should be vastly improved this season with super-recruit Austin Gomez coming off redshirt, and three-time Missouri All American Willie Miklus transferring in for his final season of eligibility. Iowa State’s lone NCAA qualifier last season Jarrett Degen also returns at 149 pounds. Degen is brother to Bison redshirt freshman Sawyer Degen.
After two years at South Dakota State, the Border Bell will be contested in Fargo on Friday, February 15. The Jackrabbits return NCAA champion Seth Gross, but are under a new coaching staff led by former Cornell Associate Head Damion Hahn. The match is schedules for the SHAC on the same evening the Fargodome will host the NDHSAA state wrestling individual semifinals and dual finals.
NDSU returns to the South Beach Duals this season after representing well over the Christmas break last year. The other big tournament on the schedule is the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 30/Dec 1. The Big 12 Championships will again take place in Tulsa, OK this year, with the NCAA Championships schedule for Pittsburgh March 21-23.
Complete NDSU Schedule 2018-19
Oct. 28 – GREEN & GOLD SCRIMMAGE, 2 p.m.
Nov. 4 – NORTHWESTERN, Noon
Nov. 8 – NORTHERN ILLINOIS, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 – 48th BISON OPEN, 10 a.m.
Nov. 16 – * at Fresno State, 9 p.m.
Nov. 18 – at CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Open
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 – at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Dec. 8 – * at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Dec. 9 — * at Wyoming, 2 p.m.
Dec. 20 – OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Dec. 28-29 – at South Beach Duals (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
(Cornell, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana)
Jan. 9 – * IOWA STATE, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 – PITT, 4 p.m.
Jan. 24 – at Central Michigan, 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 – * NORTHERN COLORADO, 2 p.m.
Feb. 1 – * UTAH VALLEY, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – * SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, 7 pm
Feb. 24 – * at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
Mar. 9-10 – at Big 12 Conference Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Mar. 21-22-23 – at NCAA Wrestling Championships (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
*– Big 12 Conference Dual #Big12WR
BOLD –Home Duals/Bison Open at Scheels Center in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex
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