Wrestling schedule released for ’12-’13 season

Daily Staff

The ISU wrestling team unveiled its schedule for the 2012-13 season, according to a news release.

The home slate for the Cyclones features five duals, including the “Beauty and the Beast” event — which takes place simultaneously with an ISU gymnastics meet — on Feb. 8 against Northern Iowa. The competition also serves as the team’s senior night.

“The Beauty and the Beast event always brings out a great crowd, so we’re looking forward to that UNI match,” said coach Kevin Jackson in a news release.

Other home events include the Harold Nichols Open on Nov. 10 and duals against Old Dominion (Nov. 25), North Dakota State (Dec. 16), Arizona State (Feb. 1) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 3).

Road duals include bouts against Oklahoma (Jan. 5), Rutgers (Jan. 11), Penn (Jan. 13), West Virginia (Jan. 26), Michigan State (Feb. 15) and Eastern Michigan (Feb. 17).

“This is a great schedule,” Jackson said. “There will be more diversity in this schedule than in the past. We have some great matches at home, which I think will energize the fans. This year, we have also provided more training and recovery time between events, which I’m sure will affect results.”

The Big 12 dual tournament and Big 12 Championships will be March 8 and 9 in Stillwater, Okla.

Iowa State will then host the NCAA Championships, which will be March 21 to 23 in Des Moines.