October 20, 2005

Blue & Gold Wrestling Scrimmage, Open House Set For Homecoming

GREELEY, Colo. - The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team will be in action next Saturday on Homecoming weekend with an intra-squad scrimmage and open house in the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

The intra-squad scrimmage will feature 15 matches and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Following the scrimmage, the Bears' wrestling team will host an open house for all those attending the match.

"The scrimmage gives our fans the opportunity to come out free of charge and see what the Northern Colorado wrestling program has to offer in our third-year of Division I wrestling," head coach Jack Maughan said. "The open house will provide a chance for our fans to interact with the coaches, student-athletes, alumni and supporters of Northern Colorado wrestling."

Maughan is entering his 19th year as head wrestling coach at Northern Colorado in 2005-06. The wrestling program is entering its third year of a four-year reclassification process to Division I in 2005-06 and becomes eligible to participate in NCAA postseason beginning in 2006-07.

Northern Colorado will open its regular season on Nov. 13 at the Wyoming Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. Northern Colorado will again host the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open on Nov. 19 in the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.