SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s four college wrestling programs will compete at the Sanford Pentagon’s inaugural South Dakota Showcase Dec. 6.
South Dakota State, Augustana, Northern State and Dakota Wesleyan will all wrestle each other in afternoon duals on Heritage Court.
Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
“Gathering our state’s college wrestling programs into one venue is the Pentagon’s way of honoring South Dakota’s rich history with the sport,” said Eric Larsen, general manager of the Sanford Sports Complex. “This special and unique event gives fans an opportunity to see wrestling at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA levels in one Sunday afternoon.”
The Pentagon has annually hosted a wrestling event since opening in 2013. The past two years, South Dakota State and Augustana faced off in the venue.
South Dakota State went 11-8 last season and enters its first season in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling. Augustana posted an 18-5 mark in 2014-15, including a 7-1 record and second-place finish in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Northern State is coming off a 3-12 campaign, and Dakota Wesleyan finished 1-15 a year ago.
Noon - South Dakota State vs. Dakota Wesleyan
Noon - Augustana vs. Northern State
1:30 p.m. - South Dakota State vs. Northern State
1:30 p.m. - Augustana vs. Dakota Wesleyan
3 p.m. - South Dakota State vs. Augustana
3 p.m. - Northern State vs. Dakota Wesleyan