Gibson Announces 2018-19 Wrestling Schedule
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LEXINGTON, Va. – Making preparations for the season to begin in a few months, VMI first year wrestling head coach Jim Gibson announced his program’s 2018-19 schedule Wednesday afternoon.

The slate is highlighted by four home events at Cormack Hall including the season opening dual versus George Mason on Friday, Nov. 2. The Keydets will also face SoCon power Appalachian State (Jan. 13), instate foe Virginia (Jan. 18) and rival The Citadel (Feb. 23) at home this season.

VMI will compete in several tournaments throughout the season including the Hokie Open and the Keystone Classic in November, the Lock Haven Classic in late December and the All-Academy Championship hosted by Norwich on Jan. 26.

“Our competition schedule is made to prepare our guys to excel in the postseason,” Gibson said. “I feel this schedule does just that. It will give our cadet-wrestlers the opportunity to square off against some excellent competition both within the conference and out.”

Sandwiched between two tournaments, the Bucknell Duals will feature VMI taking on host Bucknell, Cleveland State and Buffalo on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Before conference action begins in January, the Keydets will square off against Davidson and Sacred Heart on Dec. 1 in Davidson, N.C., and a week later travel to the New York City region to face Columbia (Dec. 8) and Hofstra (Dec. 9). In a tri-dual on Dec. 9, VMI will also wrestle with Northern Colorado that day.

The postseason begins Sunday, Mar. 10, at the SoCon Championship hosted by App State in Boone, North Carolina. The NCAA Championship will be two weeks later in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from March 21-23.

2018-19 VMI Wrestling Schedule

Fri., Nov. 2 … George Mason … Lexington, Va. … 7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 4 … Hokie Open … Roanoke, Va. … All Day

Sun., Nov. 11 … Bucknell, Cleveland St., Buffalo (Bucknell Duals) … Lewisburg, Pa. … All Day

Sun., Nov. 18 … Keystone Classic … Philadelphia, Pa. … All Day

Sat., Dec. 1 … at Davidson, vs. Sacred Heart … Davidson, N.C. … TBA

Sat., Dec. 8 … at Columbia … New York City … 2 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 9 … at Hofstra, vs. No. Colorado … Hempstead, N.Y. … TBA

Sat., Dec. 29 … Lock Haven Classic … Lock Haven, Pa. … All Day

Sun., Jan. 13 … Appalachian State … Lexington, Va. … 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 18 … Virginia … Lexington, Va. … 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 20 … at Chattanooga … Chattanooga, Tenn. … 2 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 26 … All-Academy Championship … Northfield, Vt. … All Day

Fri., Feb. 8 … at Franklin & Marshall … Lancaster, Pa. … TBA

Tue., Feb. 12 … at Gardner-Webb … Boiling Springs, N.C. … TBA

Sat., Feb. 16 … at Campbell … Buies Creek, N.C. … 1 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 23 … The Citadel … Lexington, Va. … TBA

Sun., Mar. 10 … SoCon Championship … Boone, N.C. … All Day

Mar. 21-23 … NCAA Championship … Pittsburgh, Pa. … All Day