Despite cancellations, Division I Wrestling keeps eyes focused on NCAAs
January 28, 2021


Wrestling fans learned last fall that the pandemic would impact the sport when the Ivy League announced it was cancelling all winter sports seasons. That included a group of six wrestling programs which included highly-ranked Cornell and Princeton.

But since North Carolina saw its Jan. 1 season-opening dual with Campbell (as well as a Jan. 15 home dual against Virginia Tech) postponed because of COVID, the list of other notable programs affected by the infection has continued to grow.


There are only about three weekends left of dual competition and most schools will have at least two weeks training in their wrestling rooms before the start of the following seven NCAA-qualifying tournaments:

Feb. 26 - EIWA - TBA
Feb. 27-27 - MAC - Lawrenceville, N.J.
Feb. 28 - ACC - Raleigh, N.C.
Feb. 28 - Pac-12 - Corvallis, Ore.
Feb. 28 - SoCon - Boone, N.C.
March 6-7 - Big 12 - Tulsa, Okla.
March 6-7 - Big 10 - State College, Pa.