2014-15 wrestling schedule announced

By on Jun. 25, 2014 in Wrestling

2014-15 wrestling schedule announced

SEWARD, Neb. – The 2014-15 Concordia University wrestling schedule went live on Wednesday afternoon. The newly released slate includes nine individual duals (seven within the GPAC), five open tournaments as well as a trip to the Desert Duals in Las Vegas for the second-straight year. View the entire schedule HERE.

The season is set to open on Nov. 8 with the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The dual schedule begins at Doane College on Nov. 18 in a GPAC clash.

Both nonconference duals provide plenty of intrigue. The first one will be held at third-year head coach Dana Vote’s alma mater, Buena Vista University, on Nov. 20. Six days later Concordia will face a particularly stiff test as it hits the road to take on Grand View University, winner of the last three NAIA national titles.

The Bulldogs will also be at home for five duals – all against GPAC foes. The first will take place on Dec. 4 when Midland University comes to town.

This year’s North Qualifying Group Tournament will be staged Feb. 21 in Sioux City, Iowa. The 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championships will again be held at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan. It will run March 6 and 7.

Last season the Bulldogs went 9-8 overall and 5-2 in GPAC duals (tie for second). They proceeded to place second in the North regional and then sent six individuals to the national championships where Concordia placed 22nd with 20 team points. Those facts marked a massive turnaround from the previous season – Vote’s first at the helm of the program.