RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- California Baptist University Head Wrestling Coach John Petty has released the Lancers' 2010-11 schedule.
The Lancers will participate in 14 scheduled duals, the NCWA National Duals and nine individual opens and invites throughout the season. Of the 14 duals, four are against NCAA Division I foes-Cal Poly SLO (Dec. 17), Air Force (Jan. 22), Cal State Fullerton (Jan. 22) and Stanford (Feb. 4).
"It is always great to compete against the Division I teams in dual events," said Petty, who begins his third year as the only coach in program history. "We are excited about the upcoming season with a solid schedule that will allow our young team to compete and gain maximum experience throughout the season."
The Lancers open their 2010-11 campaign at the Santa Ana Open Oct. 2 before hosting the Third Annual CBU Open Oct. 23. Their first dual is against Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Nov. 19. The month of December begins and ends with a pair of prestigious invitationals as a select group of Lancers will participate in the Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 3-4, and for the second year in a row the Lancers will take a contingent to the Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Ill.
CBU will also host multiple dual matches Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. On Jan. 21, CBU will host a pair of NCAA Division II teams in San Francisco State and Grand Canyon in a tri-meet. Then, the very next day, the Lancers will challenge Air Force, Cal State Fullerton and Menlo.
The Lancers will participate in the NCWA National Duals Jan. 29 in Dalton, Ga., and then travel to Stanford Feb. 4. They will compete in the NCWA Western Conference meet Feb. 26 and the NCWA National Tournament March 10-12.
"As we begin our transition from the NAIA to NCAA, we will be competing in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) during the post season," said Petty. "And we will also be keeping a full NCAA caliber regular-season schedule with events ranging from frosh/soph and junior college events to some of the top elite DI tournaments (Cliff Keen Invite and Midlands) in the nation and everything in between."