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|Multi-Divisional National Duals seeds and brackets released for this weekend in Springfield, Ill.|
By Coyte Cooper For NWCA
MANHEIM, PA – In preparation for this weekend’s NWCA/Cliff Keen Multi-Divisional National Duals, the seeds and brackets have been released for each of the five divisions featured at the championship event. The first round of competition will start on Saturday at 9:00am at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois.
The Division II level competition will kick off during the opening session with four team match-ups. Along with top seeded Nebraska-Kearney facing Wisconsin-Parkside, three other seeded teams will take the mat against top competition. During the 11:00am session, four seeded teams take the mat with #2 seeded Newberry leading the way against Fort Hays State. The individual Division II round match-ups are highlighted below.
#1 Nebraska-Kearney vs. Wisconsin-Parkside
#4 St. Cloud State vs. UNC-Pembroke
#5 Upper Iowa vs. Kutztown
#8 Findlay vs. Minnesota State-Mankato
#2 Newberry vs. Fort Hays State
#3 Central Oklahoma vs. Minot State
#6 Grand Canyon vs. Limestone
#7 Notre Dame vs. Augustana
The Division III competition is highlighted by top seeded Wartburg who will square off against #16 seeded Johns Hopkins in the opening session. This will be co-headlined with three other match-ups including six seeded teams. In the 11:00am session, the remaining eight teams will meet to determine the quarterfinalists in the bracket.
#1 Wartburg vs. #16 Johns Hopkins
#4 Augsburg vs. #13 Springfield College
#5 Centenary College vs. #12 Luther College
#8 Coe College vs. #9 Ithaca College
#2 Elmhurst College vs. #15 Wesleyan University
#3 SUNY Cortland vs. #14 Johnson & Wales
#6 UW-La Crosse vs. #11 University of Dubuque
#7 Olivet College vs. #10 UW-Whitewater
In the NAIA division, the top seed Grand View will face off against Indiana Tech in the opening session along with three other quality match-ups featuring six top teams. During the 11:00am session, the bottom side of the bracket will take the mat with #2 seeded SOU leading the way against Missouri Baptist.
#1 Grand View vs. Indiana Tech
#4 MSU-Northern vs. Cumberlands
#5 Cambellsville vs. Missouri Valley
#8 Lindsey Wilson vs. Dickinson State
#2 SOU vs. Missouri Baptist
#3 UGF vs. York
#6 OCU vs. Midland
#7 Morningside vs. Baker
The NJCAA division will also get started during the opening 9:00am session with each of the eight teams featured in the competition. As the top two seeds in the bracket, #1 seeded Labette will take on #8 Iowa Lakes and #2 seeded Iowa Central will take on #7 seeded Neosho. The other two match-ups include #3 seeded Colby versus #6 Harper and #4 Niagara versus #5 seeded Lincoln.
As a marquee element to the event, the WCWA Women’s division will open up at 7:00pm on Saturday with two top match-ups: #1 seeded Oklahoma City versus #8 Waldorf and #4 Lindenwood University versus #5 seeded Missouri Valley. In addition, at 8:00pm #2 seeded King will wrestle #7 seeded Wayland Baptist and #3 Simon Fraser will wrestle #6 seeded University of Cumberlands.
The full brackets can be found on the NWCA website along with specific event information.
To follow match-by-match results during the event, visit Trackwrestling.
Tickets to the event are on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. For additional pricing, seating, and purchasing information, visit the Ticketmaster site. The NWCA/Cliff Keen Multi-Divisional National Duals is presented by Hibiclens and The Marines.
About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
About Cliff Keen
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About the United States Marine Corps
On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was established by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, the Marine Corps, through service on land, in air, and at sea, have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term “Marine” has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue. Whether facing our nation’s foes or conducting humanitarian relief and disaster recovery operations at home or abroad, today’s Marine Corps stands ready to continue in the same proud tradition of faithful service to the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Marines.com.