Upstate New York is the site for two days of intense college wrestling action this weekend at the Journeymen Northeast Duals and the Journeymen Collegiate Classic. The Northeast Duals take place on Saturday before the individual tournament, in true Journeymen round-robin style, gets underway on Sunday, November 12th. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma State, seventh-ranked NC State, and number 23 Virginia are the ranked teams taking part in both events. Rutgers (11th) and North Carolina (21st) will partake on Saturday while Lehigh (10th) and Virginia Tech (11th) hit the mat on Sunday. Teams such as Oklahoma, Kent State, Lock Haven, American, Army, The Citadel, Hofstra, Purdue, and Sacred Heart also have a role to play along with a few teams from Division II and Division III. We could see an All-Star Classic rematch, a one versus two clash, and several lineup battles take shape. In this preview, we'll list the duals to take place on Saturday before going through each weight class for Sunday's individual tournament.
Journeymen Northeast Duals Schedule (all times eastern):
Kent State vs. Virginia 9:30 AM
Oklahoma vs. Sacred Heart 9:30 AM
Purdue vs. LIU Post 9:30 AM
#21 North Carolina vs. Purdue 11:30 AM
#7 North Carolina State vs. Ithaca 11:30 AM
Oklahoma vs. #11 Rutgers 11:30 AM
Sacred Heart vs. The Citadel 11:30 AM
Kent State vs. Hofstra 1:30 PM
#21 North Carolina vs. #6 Oklahoma State 1:30 PM
#7 North Carolina State vs. Oklahoma 1:30 PM
#11 Rutgers vs. Virginia 1:30 PM
Hofstra vs. Purdue 3:30 PM
#7 North Carolina State vs. The Citadel 3:30 PM
Sacred Heart vs. Castleton 3:30 PM
Journeymen Collegiate Classic (Sunday, 9 am eastern)
One week to the day after fourth-ranked Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) upset defending national champion Darian Cruz (Lehigh) in an unofficial bout at the All-Star Classic, we could see a rematch and this one would impact the national tournament seeding in March.
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