What to watch this week: Freestyle World Cup, NWCA National Duals

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | Feb. 14, 2017, 7:06 p.m. (ET)
This week in wrestling, the U.S. men’s freestyle team takes on the world at the Freestyle World Cup in Iran, and the final weekend of college dual meets present premier matchups that will go a long way toward shaping the Division I landscape heading into postseason play.

Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs makes his return to the mat in Kermanshah, Iran this week alongside a stellar cast of teammates that include Olympic champion Kyle Snyder and World champion Logan Stieber. This U.S. will face Georgia, Russia and Azerbaijan on Thursday and will wrestle a placement dual on Friday. Wrestling will begin at 1 a.m. (ET) on the first day of competition and at 1:30 a.m. (ET) on the final day with all the action being streamed live by United World Wrestling.

The NWCA National Duals will feature eight marquee matchups this weekend with none more intriguing than No. 2 Penn State traveling to Stillwater, Okla. to take on No. 1 Oklahoma State. The battle for the National Duals crown will take place at 4 p.m. (ET) live on Flowrestling.

Other National Duals pairings set for broadcast on Flowrestling are Purdue at No. 17 South Dakota State and No. 3 Iowa visiting No. 23 Edinboro. The Jackrabbits will also play host to No. 25 North Dakota State this Sunday live on Flowrestling.

Trackwrestling will broadcast the National Duals matches between No. 12 Rutgers and No. 11 Lehigh at 7 p.m. (ET) on Friday, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 8 Cornell at 1 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, and Indiana and No. 20 Appalachian State at 3 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

No. 7 North Carolina State hosting No. 16 Michigan and No. 5 Virginia Tech hosting No. 6 Nebraska can be viewed live on ACC Network Extra. The Michigan-NC State dual is set for 7 p.m. (ET) on Friday while the Nebraska-Virginia Tech meet will take place at 7 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

The final dual meet featuring ranked teams this weekend will see No. 14 Central Michigan take on No. 18 Wisconsin at 1 p.m. (ET) this Sunday on BTN Plus.

For a complete listing of available wrestling broadcasts this week and throughout the year visit the USA Wrestling broadcast schedule

WRESTLING EVENTS TO WATCH THIS WEEK
Full Wrestling Broadcast Schedule

Freestyle World Cup
Date: February 16-17
Time: 1 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, 1:30 a.m. (ET) on Friday
Watch: United World Wrestling

No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 1 Oklahoma State
Date: February 19
Time: 4 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Flowrestling

No. 12 Rutgers vs. No. 11 Lehigh
Date: February 17
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch:  Trackwrestling

No. 16 Michigan vs. No. 7 North Carolina State
Date: February 17
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: ACC Network Extra

Purdue vs. No. 17 South Dakota State
Date: February 17
Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Flowrestling

No. 3 Iowa vs. No. 23 Edinboro
Date: February 18
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Flowrestling

No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Cornell
Date: February 19
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Trackwrestling

Indiana vs. No. 20 Appalachian State
Date: February 19
Time: 3 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Trackwrestling

No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 5 Virginia Tech
Date: February 19
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: ACC Network Extra

SIU Edwardsville vs. No. 10 Missouri
Date: February 13
Time: 5:45 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Mizzou Network

Northern Colorado vs. Air Force
Date: February 16
Time: 9 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Flowrestling

George Mason vs. American
Date: February 17
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Patriot League Network

Columbia vs. Bucknell
Date: February 17
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Patriot League Network

Harvard vs. Hofstra
Date: February 17
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Hofstra Live Stream

Michigan State vs. No. 18 Wisconsin
Date: February 17
Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
Watch: BTN Plus

Brown vs. Hofstra
Date: February 18
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Hofstra Live Stream

Maryland vs. Drexel
Date: February 18
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Drexel Live Stream

Duke vs. No. 24 Pittsburgh
Date: February 18
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Watch: ACC Network Extra

Kent State vs. Old Dominion
Date: February 19
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Monarch Media

No. 14 Central Michigan vs. No. 18 Wisconsin
Date: February 19
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Watch: BTN Plus

American vs. Ohio
Date: February 19
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Watch: ESPN 3

Davidson vs. The Citadel
Date: February 19
Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
Watch: ESPN 3

Navy vs. Army West Point
Date: February 19
Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Knight Vision

No. 25 North Dakota State vs. No. 17 South Dakota State
Date: February 19
Time: 3 p.m. (ET)
Watch: Flowrestling