Fourteen teams, including 10 currently ranked in the top 25, will descend upon Columbus, Ohio this weekend for The NWCA National Duals. The dual meet tournament will feature four rounds with the two top-ranked teams (Minnesota and Cornell) each receiving a first-round bye. The Buckeyes will face Hofstra in the first round of the tournament. Head coach Tom Ryan held the same position at Hofstra before coming to Columbus.
Matchups for the first round are as follows:
#1 Minnesota first-round bye
#19 Chattanooga vs. #20 North Dakota State
#17 Iowa State vs. Kent State
#13 Ohio State vs. Hofstra
#10 Oklahoma vs. Bloomsburg
#18 Illinois vs. Central Michigan
#16 Virginia Tech vs. #25 Oregon State
#4 Cornell first-round bye
Minnesota will have a first-round bye and face the winner of the Chattanooga-North Dakota State.
Cornell will have a first-round bye and face the winner of the Virginia Tech-Oregon State .
The Oklahoma v. Bloomsburg winner will face either Illinois (9-6) or Central Michigan (8-7).
Ohio State (9-4) will face Hofstra (6-7) in the opening round with the winner taking on either Iowa State (8-4) or Kent State (10-9).
Some tickets are still available by calling Athletic Tickets Sales at 614-292-4797, or in person at the OSU Athletic Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ticket Office in the southeast corner of St. John Arena on the day of the match (beginning 90 minutes prior to the match).
$30 ($20 Student)
$20 ($15 Student)
Consolation Round 2
Semifinals & Consolation
Finals, 3rd Place Match
Saturday matches will stream live on Flowrestling ($). Final and semifinal matches will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
Land-Grant Holy Land will be covering the event live from St. Johns. Follow @_VestDJ_ on Twitter for live updates. Also, stay tuned for a full preview later this week.