5 divisions, 64 teams, 12 mats, 2 days, 1 vision. This is what the #17 Iowa Lakes Community College Wrestling team has to look forward to this weekend. The 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)/Cliff Keen Multi-National Duals will occur from Jan. 12-13, 2013 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. The top 16 teams from Division II, Division III and the NAIA division have been invited to compete in addition to the top 8 teams from the NJCAA and Women’s divisions.
#2 Labette, #4 Niagra, #6 Colby, #11 Iowa Central, #14 Neosho, #17 Iowa Lakes and #19 Lincoln have been invited to attend for the NJCAA Division.
"It's an honor to get invited to such a great event. We are looking forward to making the long trip and getting back to the mats," Head Coach Cody Alesch said. "This will be our first competition after break and I feel like our team is well rested and back to good health."
Tickets to the event are on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. For additional pricing, seating and purchasing information, visit the Ticketmaster site. For more event information, go to the National Duals page at nwcaonline.com.
" With only a month away until regionals we need good events like this to help us prepare,” Coach Alesch stated.
The Lakers will return back to Iowa after the national duals for the Super Duals on Saturday Jan. 19 in Mason City.