By Nick Porter
BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University head wrestling coach Logan Davis today announced the teams 2017-18 competition schedule.
"I am really looking forward to seeing how our returners improve from last year and which of our incoming wrestlers will step up and make an impact right away.," Davis said. "We have a really strong recruiting class that holds high expectations for themselves. Our program is going in the right direction and picking up momentum."
The wrestling season will open on the road on November 4, at Messiah College, who placed fifth in the National Tournament last season. The Knights will host Alderson Broaddus in the first home match on November 10 before hosting the annual Casperson Classic on November 11.
The last home match of 2017 will be on December 8 against Averett, with the final home contests on January 20.
The Knights will find themselves in nearby Lexington, Virginia three times during the season, twice for a dual against Washington & Lee and once for the Jim Krytzer Invitational.
Another challenge will await Southern Virginia as the team heads to Ferrum College on January 31. The Panthers finished 22nd at the National Tournament last year and have two returning national qualifiers.
Nov. 4 … at Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Nov. 10 … vs. Alderson Broaddus (Buena Vista, Va.)
Nov. 11 ... Casperson Classic (Buena Vista, Va.)
Nov. 18 … at Star City Duals (Ferrum, Va.)
Nov. 29 … at Hampden-Sydney (Hampden-Sydney, Va.)
Dec. 2 … at McDaniel College (Westminster, Md.)
Dec. 8 … vs. Averett (Buena Vista, Va.)
Dec. 9 … at West Virginia Tech (Beckley, W.Va.)
Dec. 18 … at Washington & Lee (Lexington, Va.)
Jan. 6 … at Jim Krytzer Invitational (Lexington, Va.)
Jan. 13 … at College of Mt. St Vincent (New York, N.Y.)
Jan. 17 … at Greensboro College (Greensboro, N.C.)
Jan. 20 … vs. York (Pa.) (Buena Vista, Va.)
Jan. 20 … vs. Allen (Buena Vista, Va.)
Jan. 26 … at Washington & Lee (Lexington, Va.)
Jan. 31 … at Ferrum College (Ferrum, Va.)
Feb. 3 … at Ohio Valley (Vienna, W.Va.)
Feb. 10 … at Southeast Wrestling Conference Tournament (Greensboro, N.C.)
Feb. 23-24 … at NCAA East Regional Tournament