The collegiate wrestling world will set its eyes on San Diego on Friday, Nov. 1 when two of college wrestling’s premier kickoff events take place in America’s Finest City featuring the University of Wisconsin, Army West Point, Navy and Fresno State.
In the morning, the four schools will compete inside the Port Pavilion on the historic Broadway Pier. FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, will provide worldwide live and on-demand coverage of the AFC Duals at Broadway Pier on FloWrestling.org. Fresno State and Wisconsin will grapple at 9 a.m. PT, followed by Fresno State-Navy and Wisconsin-Army at 11 a.m. PT. A limited supply of tickets priced $20 are available at https://2019afcduals-broadwaypier.eventbrite.com.
The AFC Duals at Broadway Pier will serve as the precursor to the main event, the Battle on the Midway, which will be nationally-televised by CBS Sports Network from the flight deck of the famed USS Midway. The Battle on the Midway will feature twin duals in prime-time, including Fresno State-Army West Point at 6:30 p.m. PT and Navy-Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the Battle on the Midway start at $25 and are available at www.BattleOnTheMidway.com or https://botm2019.eventbrite.com.
Presented by Left Coast Wrestling and the San Diego Imperial Kids Wrestling Association (SDIKWA), 2019 will mark the first-ever AFC Duals at Broadway Pier and the third-annual Battle on the Midway. NCAA rules limit the total number of days in which college wrestlers can compete, however there is no limit to the amount of times in a day that they can wrestle once they’ve weighed in, which led to the creation of this year’s AFC Duals at Broadway Pier.
Wisconsin comes into the 2019-20 season off a 9-6 campaign in 2018-19 when they finished the year ranked 17th in the nation. Army West Point went 8-3 and ranked 23rd, while Navy (6-4) and Fresno State (9-8) both finished the season unranked.
Several Southern Californians dot rosters of the teams who will compete in San Diego. They include Wisconsin’s Evan Wick (Murrieta), Navy’s Jacob Allen (Poway), Shane Finney (Carlsbad) and Jonathan Miranda (Poway), and Army West Point’s Nigel Ruiz (La Puente) and Jed Smith (Orange).