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The West Virginia wrestling team traveled to Iowa for a weekend with two Big 12 dual meets. The first match took place Friday against No. 16 Northern Iowa, where the Mountaineers were only able to win two matchups on the night and lost by a score of 36-6. 

The West Virginia wrestling team hosted South Dakota State Friday night in its first home Big 12 matchup of the season. The Mountaineers got down early and were not able to climb out of the hole, falling to the Jackrabbits 29-15. 

The West Virginia wrestling team ended its road stint through the state of Oklahoma in sluggish fashion Sunday afternoon, falling to the Sooners by a final score of 22-18.

The Mountaineers began their trip through Oklahoma Friday night with a stop in Stillwater for a matchup with No. 9 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys proved to be too much for the Mountaineers as they won eight of the ten matches for a 37-9 victory.

The Backyard Brawl is back in Morgantown once again on Thursday as the West Virginia wrestling team (0-2) takes on No. 15 Pittsburgh (2-1) in the WVU Coliseum at 7 p.m.

The 2019-20 wrestling season kicked off Sunday for the Mountaineers when they traveled to Virginia Tech to compete in this year’s edition of the Hokie Open. The team participated in the event without one of its best wrestlers from a year ago, redshirt junior Matthew Schmitt.

As the season dwindles down, the Mountaineers are looking forward to the postseason and qualifying wrestlers for the NCAA tournament in March. But first, West Virginia has one final regular season dual on Feb. 24 at South Dakota State. 

After picking up victories in two of their last three matchups, the West Virginia wrestling team looks to finish the season strong as they take on Army on Friday — the last home meet for the Mountaineers of the 2018-19 season.

In a season that has not gone its way, the West Virginia wrestling team will look to make strides in the right direction as it participates in three contests this weekend.

On Sunday, WVU redshirt sophomore Matthew Schmitt claimed his first career tournament win in the 133-pound weight class open division at this year’s Hokie Open in Roanoke, Virginia, along with 10 other Mountaineers that placed in the top-five.

Following two straight losses, the West Virginia University wrestling team looks to clash against a couple of Big 12 affiliates in the state of Colorado.

Although the West Virginia wrestling team (3-5, 2-3 Big 12) has teetered on the win/loss line this season, a couple of positives have remained constant.

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