Eagles To Wrestle In Front Of Fans At Kearney

Photo Courtesy: CSC Sports Information

A limited number of spectator tickets will be made available on Wednesday for the wrestling dual on Saturday between Chadron State College and the No. 2-ranked University of Nebraska at Kearney. The dual meet, scheduled to begin at noon Central time, takes place at Cushing Coliseum on the UNK campus.

Tickets will be offered online only, and the online ticketing window opens at 8 a.m. ET, or 9 a.m. CT, on Wednesday, January 13 at Lopertickets.com or by using the following link: https://unklopers.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1516&r=b398f5d20f864ee889a1869432c8467d.

No tickets will be sold in-person. All tickets are electronic and are to be delivered via e-mail.

Spectators will be limited to the first 100 who purchase tickets online, and tickets already guaranteed to UNK wrestling student-athletes are counted toward the limit.

Tickets cost $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and ages 10 and under are free. Free child tickets may be obtained by calling the UNK athletics ticket office at 308-865-1641.

UNK officials are directing all visitors to wear a face covering at all times, and to maintain social distance throughout the arena.

The Lopers show a 3-3 dual record, although two of the three losses are attributed to the UNK “B” team. The other is a 38-4 loss to NCAA Division I No. 8 Iowa State.

Kearney defeated Western Colorado 39-13 and survived Colorado Mesa 23-21, both in December. They also picked up a 25-14 win on Sunday against Division III Loras College, which finished ranked No. 3 at the end of 2019-20.

In Kearney’s lineup for Saturday, 7 of 10 weight classes will feature nationally ranked individuals, led by No. 1 Josh Portillo at 125 pounds. Matt Malcom, ranked No. 2 at 165 pounds, is 4-0 with bonus points against each of his opponents including Iowa State. Of the remaining stars, No. 2 Wesley Dawkins at 133 pounds, No. 5 Sam Turner at 149, No. 9 Jacob Wasser at 157, and No. 10 Joseph Reimers at 197 have only lost once, to the Cyclones.

The match will be CSC’s season debut, after a trip to Alamosa, Colorado, was postponed last week. The Eagles return six starters from last season, led by 165-pounder Tate Allison, a returning national qualifier, and Mason Watt, a heavyweight who placed fourth at last season’s NCAA regional.
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