Bucknell University announces its 2018-19 wrestling schedule

LEWISBURG — A Sojka Pavilion visit by Penn State highlights the Bucknell wrestling team’s 2018-19 schedule, released Thursday.

The Nittany Lions, winners of seven of the past eight NCAA titles, are set to make their first ever trip to Lewisburg for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, November 30. Penn State and Bucknell met for the first time since 1945 last year in State College.

“I’m excited for our team to compete against Penn State,” Wirnsberger said. “Since the reinstatement of our program, it has always been a goal to fill Sojka Pavilion to capacity for a wrestling match. I have a great feeling there won’t be an empty seat in the house when the Bison come running out of the tunnel on November 30.”

Rising ACC power North Carolina will also visit Sojka Pavilion during the 2018-19 campaign. The Bison and Tar Heels, who have not met in Lewisburg since 1993, will square off on Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m.

Beyond its Sojka duals against Penn State and North Carolina, Bucknell will host five duals in Davis Gym. The Bison open their season by welcoming Buffalo, Cleveland State and VMI to Davis Gym on Sunday, November 11. They will also face Navy (January 5), Franklin & Marshall (February 3), American (February 9) and Columbia (February 23) at home during EIWA action.