Aug. 20, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army wrestling head coach Joe Heskett released the program's 2012-13 schedule on Monday. The slate, which features a home dual meet versus arch-rival Navy in late February, concludes at the EIWA Championships.
"Our schedule provides an excellent mix of elite tournament action and dual meet competitions," said Heskett. "The Cliff Keep Invitational and Southern Scuffle are two of the best tournaments in the country, while the Virginia Duals and Northeast Duals are arguably the best dual meet tournaments in the nation outside of the National Duals. Our slate is diversified and focused on continual progress, setting us up for postseason success."
Army opens its 2012-13 campaign on Nov. 3 when the Black Knights travel to Buffalo, N.Y., for the Buffalo Open. The Black Knights' New York road trip continues through the month of November as the team travels to the Oklahoma-Gold Classic (Nov. 10) in Brockport, the New York State Championships (Nov. 17) in Ithaca and the Northeast Duals (Nov. 24) in Troy.
After traveling to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational on Dec. 1, Army lifts the lid on the home portion of its schedule with a dual meet versus Drexel on Dec. 8.
After taking a break for term-end exams and the holidays, Army returns to action on Jan. 1, when the Black Knights travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Southern Scuffle. Army's southern swing then stops in Charlottesville, Va., for the Virginia Duals on Jan. 11-12.
Road duals versus Bucknell (Jan. 19) and Rider (Jan. 23) cap Army's road slate and lead into a busy four-week stretch of home competitions for the Black Knights. Army welcomes Brown to West Point for a dual meet on Jan. 27, before hosting the All-Academy Championships on Feb. 2. Then, after facing both Boston University and American University on Feb. 10, the Black Knights have two weeks to prepare for the annual Star meet opposite Navy (Feb. 24).
Less than two weeks later, Army will take part in the 109th annual EIWA Championships March 8-9. The NCAA Championships are schedule for March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.