July 1, 2013
• 2013-14 Schedule
Updated July 11, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Fresh off a revitalizing season last year, the Wisconsin wrestling team will look to build on its created momentum over the course of a 2013-14 schedule that the team released Monday.
The Badgers will spend the first month on the road. Wisconsin opens the season in Tennessee against Tennessee-Chattanooga Nov. 8, before competing at the Hokie Open on Nov. 10. The Badgers then return to the state of Wisconsin for match-ups with UW-Whitewater and UW-Parkside Nov. 15 in Whitewater.
After that, Wisconsin takes a trip to our nation's capital to face American University on Nov. 21.
The Badgers will take part in their first tournament of the season, competing at the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md., on Nov. 23. The month-long road trip concludes with a trip to Northern Iowa for a Nov. 30 dual.
Wisconsin will make its season debut at the UW Field House, and open Big Ten Conference competition, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. against Illinois. The Badgers and Illini did not match up last season as Illinois finished fifth at the Big Ten championships and crowned Jesse Delgado a Big Ten and NCAA champion at 125 lbs.
Later that weekend, the Badgers travel to Michigan State for a Dec. 8 dual against the Spartans.
UW closes out the first half of the season three weeks later at the Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., Dec. 29-30.
Following the break, the Badgers open the 2014 half of their schedule at home against Ohio State on Jan. 10 before traveling to Minneapolis to face-off with Minnesota on Jan. 12.
After a bye week, Wisconsin has a pair of Big Ten road duals, Jan. 24 at Indiana and Jan. 26 at Northwestern.
The Badgers host North Dakota State on Feb. 2 and Nebraska on Feb. 21 before closing out their dual season two weeks later on Feb. 23 with a much-anticipated match-up with Iowa. That match will be Hawkeyes' first trip to the UW Field House since the 2009-10 season.
Wisconsin will host the 2014 Big Ten Championships, which will take place Mar. 8-9 in Madison.
The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held in Oklahoma City, Okla., Mar. 20-22.