LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall head wrestling coach Mike Rogers announced the Diplomats' 2015-16 slate of competitions.
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Last season's young lineup offered a glimpse to an exciting upcoming season and will benefit from a talented five-member freshmen class, as well as the return of 2014 All-American Richard Durso, who redshirted a year ago.
F&M is set to compete in 19 dual-meets, as well as eight tournaments in preparation for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships, hosted by Princeton from March 5-6, and the NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City from March 17-19.
Several Division I heavyweights grace the 2015-16 schedule, including a pair of Big-10 foes in Rutgers on Nov. 1, who finished last season as the nation's No. 21 team, and Northwestern at the Grapple at the Garden in New York City on Nov. 29. Other ranked opponents include home matchups with Bucknell (No. 24) on Nov. 13 to open EIWA action, Lehigh (No. 9) on Jan. 16 and on the road against Pittsburgh (No. 25) for a triple-header at the Pittsburgh Duals on Jan. 9. A total of nine EIWA opponents appear on the schedule for F&M in 2015-16.
The historic Midlands Championships are set for Dec. 29-30, hosted by Northwestern. The Diplomats once again will send wrestlers out to take part in the competition after Durso placed in the top-5 in each of the last two seasons at the tournament.
The fourth annual David H. Lehman F&M Open is set for Wednesday, Dec. 30. The tournament keeps growing in popularity, continuously attracting nearly 400 collegiate wrestlers from nationally prominent programs. This year's competition will make a move to historic, downtown Lancaster City and will be held at the Marriott, located at Penn. Square Convention Center.