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Newman announces 2007-08 wrestling schedule

08/30/2007 -

Newman announces 2007-08 wrestling schedule

DATE: 8/28/2007 10:27:00 AM
The Newman University Wrestling team released its schedule for the 2007-2008 season, fourth year coach Mark Stovall announced. The Newman Jets will begin the season with the annual Labette Takedown Tournament in Parsons, KS on November 3rd. Prior to the LCC Takedown Tournament, however, the Jets will compete in the Red and Blue Varsity Wrestle-Offs at home on October 26th at 7:00 p.m. The Jets will offer a \$5 clinic for all wrestlers from the ages of 5-12 forty-five minutes before the action begins.

The team will start dual competition when the Jets host the Beavers from Pratt Community College at 7:00 p.m. on November 8th. That next Saturday, the grapplers will head to Mitchell, South Dakota for the Dakota Wesleyan University Open.

On November 18, the squad will travel to Golden, Colorado for the Colorado School of Mines Duals. The very next day, the Jets will travel north to Greeley, Colorado for the Northern, Colorado Open.

The Thanksgiving break will prove to be a competitive holiday weekend when the Newman University squad travels to Norman, Oklahoma for the always tough Oklahoma Open. The Jets will face opponents from perennial power house Oklahoma State and other Division I teams.

In December, Stovall’s team will wrestle in two tournaments. One of which is the Fort Hays State University Open in Hays, KS on the 1st. The following Saturday, the Jets will host the Newman Open.

The Jets will bring in the year of 2008 with a home dual against the Colorado School of Mines. Action is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. The dual action will continue that weekend when the team travels down to Dallas, Texas for the Lone Star Duals. Dual action doesn’t stop there. The team will then travel to the NWCA National Duals in Cedar Falls, IA on January 12 and 13. Coach Stovall’s team is in a transition period, as the school recently moved up from NAIA to NCAA Division II. Because of the probationary period, the Jets will compete against teams in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association at the prestigious National Duals. “There is nothing ‘club’ about teams like Grand Valley State and Central Florida,” said Coach Stovall. “I have a lot of respect for teams in the NCWA, but I am confident that this year’s team will have a very successful year.”

The Jets host two more home duals against foes Fort Hays State University and Central Missouri State University. The FHSU dual will begin at 7:00 p.m. on January 25th. The last home action will start at 7:00 p.m. on February 13th against the CMSU Mules.

The Jets will close out the dual season when they travel down to Oklahoma City for the OCU quadrangular. The Jets will face the likes of Oklahoma City University, Missouri Baptist, and McKendree University.

The post-season competition begins with the NCWA Conference Tournament at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS on March 1st. The season closes when the team travels to Lakeland, Florida for the NCWA National Tournament. The host is Central Florida, and competition will be on March 13th,14th and 15th.