STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma State 2011-12 wrestling schedule was announced Friday, and the Cowboys will take on some tough competition this season.
OSU opens the season Nov. 13 on the road against Central Missouri before returning to Stillwater to open dual play against Rutgers and Missouri.
This season the Pokes will face at least eight teams ranked in last year's final NWCA/USA Today poll including:Rutgers (Nov. 18), Missouri (Nov. 20), Minnesota (Dec. 4), Iowa State (Jan. 22) and Oklahoma (Feb. 16), as well as Boise State, Nebraska and Wyoming in the NWCA Championships on Feb. 12.
Oklahoma State's first road dual comes Nov. 25 against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames. OSU then hosts Minnesota Dec. 4.
The first Beldam matchup of the season comes on Dec. 11 in Norman, where the Cowboys look to improve on their 128-26-10 all-time advantage over the Sooners.
OSU also wraps up the regular season with another Bedlam battle, this time inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Feb. 16, with the possibility of competition on Feb. 19 in the NWCA Championship Final Round.
The Pokes defend their Big 12 title when they compete at the conference championships March 3 in Columbia.
This year's NCAA Championships are set for March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.