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NEO to Host National Wrestling Duals Jan. 10-11

Miami, Oklahoma – Tuesday, January 7, 2020 –Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) is set to host the National NJCAA Coaches Association Duals on Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday Jan. 11 in the Wrestling Team will host the inaugural NEO Duals on Friday, January 11, in the NEO Gymnasium and the Student Activity Center on the NEO campus.

Seventeen teams will compete in the tournament, with eight ranking in the top ten nationally, and 14 in the top 25. Along with the #5 Golden Norsemen; #1 Western Wyoming, #2 North Iowa Arena, and #3 Clackamas will compete in the daylong competition with matches starting at 9:00 AM.

“Several teams are flying in with the intention to win this event and we are certainly expecting the same,” said Wrestling Coach Joe Renfro. “This is always an interesting event, being our first time getting down to weight and our first live match in over a month. I feel confident that we’re going to show up, compete, and get a strong start to our spring semester.”

Redshirt Sophomore Mikey Mascarenas currently ranks #3 in the 133-pound class and has had a strong fall season, claiming a championship at the Grandview Open and a runner-up title at the Drury Open. #6 Heavyweight Freshman Dan Baker, who has claimed a championship in three fall tournaments, joins him.

Wrestling will take place on five mats, with three located in the NEO Gymnasium and two in the Student Activity Center. The Duals Tournament will take place on Friday, with the Tournament Champion being crowned at 7 p.m. Saturday matches will be a variety of duals for national polling. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for an All-Dual pass and $10 for a single day pass. For a full schedule of matches, visit https://bit.ly/2SYJP9e or neoathletics.com. For more details, contact Lisa Severe at lsevere@neo.edu.

 

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