* The Alumni Dual tournament, which featured High School and Middle School divisions in addition to the Collegiate division, has been changed due in large part to a TSSAA date change that moved the event to a preseason event. The event will now take place on MTSU’s campus and will feature only a middle school division alongside the College duals.
* The duals against Belmont Abbey and East Carolina, which were in November last season, has been moved to January 14th at Belmont Abbey.
* The NCWA National Duals, traditionally held in Georgia, was inexplicably moved to Liberty University, giving the Flames a home advantage for both the National Duals and the NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships. Last season, had the Duals been held at Liberty, many schools, and possibly the event itself, would have been canceled due to weather. With many schools traveling 12 hours+ to an event held in northern Virginia during January, this could be a concern to this season’s event as well.
* The NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships will be held at Liberty University this season. This event alternates sites between Virginia and Tennessee and was held at MTSU last season.
October 20th, 2016. 7:00pm. – MTSU Wrestling Intrasquad Match. MTSU Rec Center
October 29th, 2016. 9:00am – 2nd Annual Blue Raider Open. MTSU Rec Center
November 5th, 2016. 8:00am – Patriot Open. Williamsburg, KY.November 19th, 2016. 8:00am – Blue Raider Duals (formerly Alumni Duals). MTSU Rec Center
January 14th, 2017. TBA – vs Belmont Abby, ECU. Belmont, NC.
January 21st, 2017. TBA – University of Tennessee Duals
January 27th-28th. 2017 NCWA National Duals. Liberty University
February 11th, 2017 – Glass City Duals. University of Toledo.
February 25th, 2017 – NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships. Liberty University.
March 9th, 10th, 11th, 2017 – NCWA National Championships. TBA