The Nebraska wrestling team will be one of the first nine collegiate dual teams in history to compete at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the inaugural “Grapple at the Garden”. The nine-team event, which is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, will include the Huskers and fellow Big Ten Conference teams Iowa and Ohio State, along with Oklahoma State, Hofstra, Maryland, Rutgers, Bucknell and Chattanooga.
Five of those teams finished in the top 25 at the 2012 NCAA Championships, including Nebraska (21st), Iowa (3rd), Ohio State (5th), Oklahoma State (6th) and Hofstra (21st).
“We are very excited to be part of a great event in Madison Square Garden, which will make for a tremendous atmosphere,” Nebraska Coach Mark Manning said. “New York is an area where we recruit and have a lot of familiarity with high school coaches, so we are truly excited about this unique opportunity.”