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Newman University Announces 2007-2008 Wrestling Schedule

10/17/2007 -

Contact: Kelly Snedden
Director, Communications
Phone: 316-942-4291, ext. 2164


Sept. 5, 2007

Newman University Announces 2007-2008 Wrestling Schedule

Wichita, Kan. - The Newman University Wrestling team has announced its schedule for the 2007-2008 season. Fourth-year head coach Mark Stovall announces the Newman Jets will begin the season with the annual Labette Takedown Tournament in Parsons, Kan. on Nov. 3.

Prior to the LCC Takedown Tournament, the Jets will compete in the Red and Blue Varsity Wrestle-Offs at home on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The Jets will offer a \$5 clinic for all wrestlers from the ages of 5-12 45 minutes before the action begins.

The team will start dual competition when the Jets host the Beavers from Pratt Community College at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. The following Saturday, the grapplers will head to Mitchell, S.D. for the Dakota Wesleyan University Open.

On Nov. 18, the squad travels to Golden, Colo. for the Colorado School of Mines Duals. The next day, Nov. 19, the team travels north to Greeley, Colo. for the Northern Colorado Open.

The Thanksgiving break will prove to be a competitive holiday weekend when the Newman University squad travels to Norman, Okla. 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, Kan. on the Dec. 1. The following Saturday, Dec.8, the Jets host the Newman Open.

The Jets will bring in 2008 with a home dual against the Colorado School of Mines. Action is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The dual action will continue that weekend when the team travels to Dallas, Texas for the Lone Star Duals. Dual action continues as the team travels in early January to the NWCA National Duals in Cedar Falls, IA on Jan. 12 and 13.

Coach Stovall reports his team is in a period of transition as Newman 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 in January and February. The FHSU dual is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The last home action starts at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 against the CMSU Mules.

The Jets close out the dual season when they travel to Oklahoma City for the OCU quadrangular. The Jets will face 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 1. The season closes when the team travels in mid-March to Lakeland, Florida for the NCWA National Tournament hosted March 13 and 14 by Central Florida.

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