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This week’s Women’s College schedule, listed by day, with national rankings noted

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Jan. 20, 2021, 11:30 a.m. (ET)

Action image courtesy of McKendree Athletics.

It will be a busy weekend for women’s college programs, as teams from the NCAA and NAIA are active in a variety of tournaments and dual meet events.

One of the interesting things about the women’s college schedule this year is that there are numerous dual meets during the week, where the men’s college programs mostly compete on weekends. Most of the dual meets this week are during the work week, with only a few weekend bouts.Another aspect of the women’s schedule is the inclusion of tournaments. On the men’s side, almost all of the events are dual meets, tri-meets or quad-meets.

There are two tournaments this weekend, the Robert Horton Memorial Open at Emmanuel, as well as the Adrian’s Women’s Invitational at Adrian. There will be numerous ranked athletes and teams at these big events.

The No. 1 NAIA school is in action this week, as Wayland Baptist travels to No. 12 Texas Wesleyan tonight for the battle of Texas.

Also tonight, the top ranked school in the NCAA, McKendree, senda a large group to compete at the Wisconsin RTC Underground 3 card.

Another big-time NAIA match occurs on Friday, as No. 5 Life hosts No. 7 the University of Cumberlands.

This week’s schedule, broken out by day

Wednesday, Jan. 20 – NCAA No. 2 McKendree at Wisconsin RTC
Wednesday, Jan. 20 – NAIA No. 1 Wayland Baptist at NAIA No. 12 Texas Wesleyan
Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Hastings at NAIA No. 15 Midland
Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Ottawa at NAIA No. 15 Midland
Wednesday, Jan. 20 – NAIA No. 14 York at NAIA No. 15 Midland
Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Hastings vs. Ottawa (at Midland)

Thursday, Jan. 21 – NCAA No. 14 Limestone at NCAA No. 3 Emmanuel
Thursday, Jan. 21 – NCAA No. 5 North Central at NCAA No. 13 UW-Stevens Point
Thursday, Jan. 21 – Indian Hills CC at Central Methodist
Thursday, Jan. 21 – William Penn at NAIA No. 3 Grand View

Friday, Jan. 22 – William Penn at Central Methodist
Friday, Jan. 22 – NAIA No. 7 Univ. of the Cumberlands at NAIA No. 5 Life
Friday, Jan. 22 – NCAA No. 11 Presbyterian at NCAA No. 14 Limestone

Saturday, Jan. 23 – Emmanuel Robert Horton Memorial Open
Saturday, Jan 23 – Colorado Mesa at Dixie State
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Brewton-Parker at NAIA No. 16 Indiana Tech

Sunday, Jan. 24 – Adrian Women’s Invitational

Programs without published schedules: Eastern Oregon, Menlo, Providence, Simpson, Southern Oregon, Warner Pacific, Augsburg, Delaware Valley, East Stroudsburg, Emmanuel, Fontebonne, Gannon, Lakeland, Lindenwood, Lock Haven, McKendree, New Jersey City, Pacific, Schreiner, Trine, Univ of the Ozarks, Westminster, Big Bend, Grays Harbor, Nassau, Southwestern Oregon CC, Springfield Tech, Umpqua CC

Note: Any programs which have schedule information not in this story is asked to send their full season schedule to Gary Abbott at gabbott@usawrestling.org