Cavaliers Wrestling Schedule Released: Big Ten Home Opener, NJ Enemies & Match at Penn State

Rider University’s wrestling team will take on a Big Ten opponent at Purdue to open the season, hosting the Boilermakers on Saturday night, Nov. 6.

The Broncs will follow up with another Saturday Night game the following week when they host their Mid-American Conference opener against Northern Illinois, before competing at the University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 21 in the Keystone Classic.

Rider will compete in the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee. on Jan. 1 and 2, then head home for a pair of games on Saturday, Jan. 8 against Princeton and North Carolina State.

The Broncs make the 45-minute drive to Rutgers on Feb. 3 and end the regular season with a game at Penn State on Feb. 20.

The MAC Championships – hosted by Rider in Trenton a year ago – will take place this year in Athens, Ohio. The NCAA Championships will take place March 17-19 in Detroit.

The Broncs return five previous NCAA playoffs in senior heavyweight Ethan Laird, senior Matt Correnti (197), second McKenzie Bell (141), junior Richie Koehler (133) and junior Jake Silverstein (157).

They also add Ohio State transfer Quinn Kinner, who went 38-11 in two seasons with the Buckeyes and was a two-time state champion at Kingsway. Kinner, who projects as a 141-pounder, was the No. 1 ranked wrestler in his weight class when he graduated and retains sophomore eligibility.

Rider finished the COVID-shortened 2021 season with a 4-1 record – including a win at Lehigh – and a third-place finish at the MAC Championships.

Below is the Broncs schedule for 2021-2022.

  • Nov. 6 vs. Purdue, 8
  • Nov. 13 vs. Northern Illinois, 7
  • Nov. 21 Keystone Classic at Penn, 10 a.m.
  • December 3 at Central Michigan, 7
  • January 1-2, Southern Scuffle in Chattangooga, Tn.
  • Jan. 8 Princeton, 11 a.m.
  • Jan. 8 North Carolina State, 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 21 at Cleveland State, 7
  • January 22 in Edinboro, 7
  • January 29 Bloomsburg, 12
  • Jan. 30 at Bucknell, 2
  • Feb. 3 at Rutgers, 7
  • February 6 Lock Haven, 12
  • February 11 Clarion, 12
  • February 12 to George Mason, 7
  • February 18 at Drexel, 7
  • Feb. 20 Penn State, 2
  • March 4-5 MAC Championships in Athens, Ohio
  • March 17-19 NCAA Championships in Detroit, Michigan.

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Earnest L. Veasey