EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling heads to Bloomington, Indiana, for a pair of dual meets Saturday against Cleveland State and host Indiana.
The Cougars, 0-1, begin the day with a 9 a.m. CT matchup against Cleveland State, 0-2, followed by an 11 a.m. CT meeting with Indiana.
SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates said the Cougars feel good heading into the duals.
"We've worked a lot on the things we did wrong in those first couple of weekends," said Spates.
This is the third-ever meeting between the Cougars and Cleveland State with the Vikings winning both of the previous meetings.
"We get to wrestle Cleveland State which is nice because they are a team we don't always see," said Spates. Cleveland State, which opened the dual season Nov. 21 with losses to Kent State and No. 2 Ohio State, competes in the Eastern Wrestling League.
This also is the 37th meeting between the Hoosiers and the Cougars. Indiana won last year's dual 21-16 at the Vadalabene Center.
Spates said it is important for his team to see opponents from different conferences, including the Big Ten.
"When you go to the NCAA Tournament, you are going to see Big 12, Big Ten, SoCon, MAC, and EWL teams among others. We want to prepare our guys for anything that could come up," he added.
SIUE Projected Lineup (0-1)
133-Lucas Bernal/Joe Antonelli
141-John Muldoon/Angelo Silvestro/Dakota Leach
157-Karsten Van Velsor
174-Logan Gruszka/Mason McDaniel
285-Jake McKiernan/Tommy Helton
Cleveland State Projected Lineup (0-2)
125 - Cameron Lathem
133 - Evan Cheek/Andrew Coghill
141 - Sam Matzek/Drew Fairbanks
149 - Ryan Ford
157 - Georgio Poullas
165 - John Vaughn
174 - Gabe Stark
184 - Nick Corba/Chris Morrow
197 - John Kelbly
285 - Collin Kelly
Indiana Projected Lineup (3-1)
125 - Elijah Oliver/Liam Cronin
133 - Garrett Pepple/Michael De La Peña
141 - Cole Weaver/Brandon James
149 - Davey Tunon
157 - Jake Danishek/Austin Holmes
165 - Bryce Martin
174 - Devin Skatzka/Gabe Koontz
184 - Norman Conley/Jake Hinz, r-So. /or/ Spencer Irick
197 - Jake Kleimola
285 - Fletcher Miller/Zach Horwitz