The moment that Drury wrestlers, coaches, fans and families have all been waiting for if finally, here. Panthers wrestlers will compete this opening weekend for the first time since February when the Panther squad wrestled at the NCAA DII Super Regional Championships.
This coming Sunday, January 10th, Drury will travel to Arkadelphia Arkansas for two duals against the GLVC opponents University of Indianapolis and Ouachita Baptist. The matches will begin at noon with Drury facing the University of Indianapolis first before a short break and then taking on Ouachita Baptist.
First, before the much-anticipated matches in Arkansas the Panther squad need to establish a lineup.
Today, starting at 1:00 p.m. Drury will be streaming our ranking matches. There will be three rounds of wrestling. Some weight classes have more than two wrestlers and will require more matches to establish a starter and backups.
Here are the lineups for each round as it stands. Please keep in mind this is before actual weigh-ins so they are subject to change.
Round 1 – 1:00 p.m.
- 133 – Jake Byrd vs. Jackson Caswell
- 133 – Joe Chavez vs. Chris Hansen
- 149 – Trevor Christian vs. Nick Peglow
- 149 – Jon O’Connell vs. Sam Schultz
- 165 – Ethan Smith vs. Connor Zimmermann
Round 2 – 2:00 p.m.
- 125 – Blake Bills vs. Caden Howard
- 133 – Jake Byrd vs. Chris Hansen
- 133 – Joe Chavez vs. Jackson Caswell
- 141 – Peter Kuster vs. Justin Williams
- 149 – Trevor Christian vs. Sam Schultz
- 149 – Jon O’Connell vs. Nick Peglow
- 157 – Ben Stahlman vs. Riley McCall
- 165 – Tucker Caswell vs. Connor Zimmermann
- 184 – Kale Conway vs. Colby Allen
Round 3 – 3:00 p.m.
- 133 – Jake Byrd vs. Joe Chavez
- 133 – Chris Hansen vs. Jackson Caswell
- 149 – Trevor Christian vs. Jon O’Connell
- 149 – Sam Schultz vs. Nick Peglow
- HWT – Jared Rennick vs. Brandon Backues
These matches will be streamed via Facebook Live with commentary with every round starting on time.
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