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Schedule Update and Other Details Regarding the Collegiate Wrestling Duals in Niceville, FL, Dec. 20-21

Pictured: View from inside Raider Arena in Niceville, Florida, the site of the 2021 Collegiate Wrestling Duals, December 20-21. 

The 2021 Collegiate Wrestling Duals, set for December 20-21, officially updated its schedule for next week’s competition.

The event, which will take place in Niceville, Florida, will feature 12 schools, including seven schools ranked within the top 12 of the latest NWCA coaches poll: No. 1 Iowa, No. 2 Penn State, No. 5 NC State, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 8 Virginia Tech, No. 10 Missouri and No. 11 Cornell.

The updated schedule features the same teams and pools – the tournament officially updated the times of the scheduled dual meets.

The new schedule can be found below.

At Niceville, Fla., Dec. 20-21

Event Schedule

All times listed are U.S. Central time

Monday, December 20

Red Pool Matches
10:00 a.m.: Binghamton vs. Missouri
12:00 p.m.: Binghamton vs. N.C. State
2:00 p.m.: Missouri vs. N.C. State
4:00 p.m.: Lehigh vs. Central Michigan
6:00 p.m.: Iowa vs. Central Michigan
8:00 p.m.: Iowa vs. Lehigh

Blue Pool Matches
10:00 a.m.: Hofstra vs. Virginia Tech
12:00 p.m.: Hofstra vs. Arizona State
2:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State
4:00 p.m.: UNI vs. Cornell
6:00 p.m.: UNI vs. Penn State
8:00 p.m.: Cornell vs. Penn State

Tuesday, December 21

1:00 p.m.: 5th/6th place matches
3:00 p.m.: 3rd/4th place matches
5:00 p.m.: Red Pool Championship match
7:00 p.m.: Blue Pool Championship match

Below Information courtesy of Journeyman Wrestling Rokfin Page

How To Watch

To watch Collegiate Wrestling Duals LIVE you must have a Rokfin subscription ($9.99/mo) and also pay for the PPV ($10 one-time fee). This means that those brand new to Rokfin will need to pay $19.99 in total to view the event. Current subscribers only need to pay the PPV price of $10. Note: PPV subscribers get access to all Rokfin premium content. Subscriptions renew monthly or annually, and you can cancel anytime. Click here to go directly to the Collegiate Wrestling Duals stream.

About The Event

Journeymen Wrestling is excited to announce the reformation of one of the most popular events of the college wrestling season.

Until the 2018 season, National Duals was annually among the crown jewels of Division I Wrestling and among the most attended and watched events of the year. After that season, however, the event dissolved. This year, we’re bringing back a true dual-style tournament to determine the best teams in the county: Collegiate Wrestling Duals.

Journeymen’s Frank Popolizio, who has run national-level wrestling events for over a decade, took on the task of making Collegiate Wrestling Duals a reality again out of both nostalgia and the desire to fill a void in collegiate team competition.

“Ever since my brother Pat wrestled in the National Duals, while at Oklahoma State in the late 1990s, I have been fascinated by duals and particularly a dual championship.  Twice a year, I would get on an airplane to go watch collegiate wrestling: NCAAs and the National Duals. It created an awesome ambiance.  I know I’m not alone. I know wrestling fans appreciate duals and I thought the timing was right to bring high stakes – unyielding – dual competition back to wrestling.” 

The Field

Five of the top seven teams from NCAA’s are in the field including Penn State and the defending team champions, the Iowa Hawkeyes. Additionally, Cornell, who did not compete last year, and three other Top 25 finishers are in the mix. Defending EIWA Champions Lehigh, along with Binghamton and Hofstra, round out the 12-team field.

Invitations were extended to the two top returning teams in each conference. #22 Central Michigan, the top returning team in the MAC,  was the only team in the conference to accept the invitation. Hofstra, who was 4th in the EIWA last year replaced a second team from the MAC. All representatives from SoCon conference declined.

Participating Teams

#1 Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten)

#2 Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten)

#4 Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac 12)

#6 North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC)

#7 Missouri Tigers (Big 12)

#15 Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC)

#19 Northern Iowa Panthers (Big 12)

#22 Central Michigan Chippewas (MAC)

Cornell Big Red (EIWA)

Lehigh Mountain Hawks (EIWA)

Hofstra Pride (EIWA)

Binghamton Bearcats (EIWA)

About Journeymen Wrestling

Journeymen Wrestling runs camps, clinics and events of all age groups under the leadership of Frank Popolizio. Annual and past events include the Northeast Duals (DI College), Collegiate Classic (DI Individual), Journeymen Fall Classic (HS), Journeymen Duals (HS), World Freestyle Challenge (HS), MiniMen (Youth) and Tussle for the Troops: NC State vs. Oklahoma State in Naples, Italy.

For more information on any of Journeymen’s events contact info@journeymenwrestling.com

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