Gill Coliseum gears up for the annual tussle of college wrestling best teams and student athletes
MANHEIM, Pa. "The 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen Division I National Dual Meet Championships Presented by Hibiclens and the Marines, also dubbed as "Mat Mayhem," are less than a month away. These five events will serve as marquee events in NCAA Division I wrestling with nine of the top ten teams in the nation preparing to attend.
With the change in this year's event format, the finals will feature eight teams, four via automatic bids and four teams via regional competition wins. Last year the finals only included the winner of each regional.
"I think of it [the National Duals] as 10 guys strapping on their head gear, battling it out to win for their school "for the name on the front of the singlet," said Missouri Head Coach Brain Smith.
The teams selected to receive automatic bids and attend regional competitions were based on results and rankings from the 2011-2012 season. One school will serve as the host for the regional with three other teams joining them in a one day competition on Sunday, February 17th, the regionals are: