Brookings, SD (KWSN)-The South Dakota State wrestling team has released its 2013-14 schedule, a slate that includes six home dates, including the 21st Annual Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open.
“We are very excited with this year’s schedule,” said head coach Chris Bono. “We’ll be competing all over the country, including duals against Pac 12 and Big 10 opponents.”
SDSU will make its season debut by hosting the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 3). Other open tournaments on the docket include the Cyclone Open (Nov. 16), the UNI Open (Dec. 14) and the highly competitive Southern Scuffle hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Jan. 1-2).
The Jackrabbits will open their dual season with three consecutive home outings in November, including alumni weekend vs. Drexel (Nov. 9), Nebraska (Nov. 24) and North Dakota State (Nov. 30). Other home duals on the schedule include Air Force (Jan. 26) and Northern Illinois (Feb. 14).
Following the three-dual homestand, SDSU will travel for a pair of neutral site duals. SDSU will travel to Sioux Falls to wrestle Augustana at the Sioux Falls Pentagon (Dec. 8) and Gillette, Wyo., to take on Wyoming (Jan. 19).
Other road opponents include Northern Iowa and Ohio (Feb. 1) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Utah Valley (Feb. 6), along with Cal Poly and Stanford (Feb. 8) in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
SDSU will close out its regular season with a pair of road duals against Northern Colorado (Feb. 16) and North Dakota State (Feb. 23).
The postseason slate begins March 8 when SDSU travels to Orem, Utah to compete in the WWC Championships/NCAA West Regional. The Jacks will then travel to the NCAA Championships (Mar. 20-22) in Oklahoma City, Okla.
“The schedule has its challenging points,” Bono said. “It will really get us ready for the conference tournament and the national championships.”
Matside season tickets will be available for $50, plus a Jackrabbit Club donation. These seats will be allocated based on priority points with a max of four. General admission tickets can be bought for $35. Season tickets will go on sale Oct. 1.
Courtesy: South Dakota State University