Wrestling Opens Dual Slate at No. 6 Minnesota
Nov. 9, 2017


Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m. CT

Maturi Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN



THIS WEEK: The Falcons will take on perennial Big 10 powerhouse, Minnesota, Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1:00 p.m. CT. The Golden Gophers checked in at No. 6 in the NCAA's preseason coaches' poll.

The last time the teams met was in 2015 where Alex Lopouchanski was one of four Falcons to pick up a victory against the Minnesota lineup; the Falcons fell, 22-12, in Minneapolis. This weekend's dual will mark the 10th meeting between the Falcons and Gophers, all of which have been won by Minnesota.

LAST WEEKEND AT THE COWBOY OPEN: The Falcon wrestling team concluded the first action of the season with one champion and 12 place-winners across two divisions at the Cowboy Open, Saturday, at War Memorial Field House, on the Campus of Wyoming University. Sophomore 141-pounder Alec Opsal claimed the Falcons' only title of the event in the elite division. The New Fairfield, Connecticut, native recorded a fall, a technical fall and two decision victories en route to the 141 title.

NEXT WEEK: Tickets are now available for a Big 12 Wrestling Conference dual between Air Force and the conference's newest addition, Fresno State. The Falcons and Bulldogs will square off on the deck of the USS Midway in an unprecedented Division I wrestling event, Tuesday, Nov. 21. At 7:00 p.m. PT, San Diego, California.

Projected Lineups:
125: Tony DeCesare (Air Force) vs. No. 5 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133: Justin Becci (Air Force) vs. No. 6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota)
141: Alec Opsal (Air Force) vs. No. 7 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota)
149: Tommy Stager (Air Force) vs. No. 8 Steve Bleise (Minnesota)
157: Dane Robbins (Air Force) vs. No. 9 Jake Short (Minnesota)
165: Alex Lopouchanski (Air Force) vs. No. 8 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota)
174: Michael Billingsley (Air Force) vs. Chris Pfarr (Minnesota)
184: Zen Ikehara (Air Force) vs. Owen Webster (Minnesota)
197: Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force) vs. Bobby Steveson (Minnesota)
285: Matt Wagner (Air Force) vs. Rylee Streifel (Minnesota)



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