2015 Ken Kraft Midlands Field Set to Break Records
Northwestern will also host the 53rd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, a two-day competition held at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 30.
42 teams will compete in Evanston this December, including nine from the Big Ten. Those schools are: No. 3 Iowa, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 12 Illinois, No. 14 Rutgers, No. 15 Wisconsin, Northwestern, Indiana, Maryland and Purdue
Iowa has won six of the last eight Midlands titles, including each of the last two.
Six other ranked teams will also travel to Evanston: No. 8 North Carolina State, No. 11 Old Dominion, No. 13 Oklahoma, No. 17 Kent State, No. 20 Lehigh, and No. 23 Northern Iowa.
Other teams competing at the Ken Kraft Midlands are: Adams State, American, Arizona State, Bloomsburg, Brown, Buffalo, Cal Baptist, Columbia, CSU-Bakersfield, Eastern Michigan, Franklin & Marshall, George Mason, Grand Canyon, Grand View, Harvard, Iowa State, Lock Haven, Messiah College, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rider, SIU-Edwardsville and South Dakota State.
The 42 teams and over 400 competitors in 2015 will make up the largest Midlands field in tournament history.
Midlands tickets are on sale now for the 100th season of Northwestern wrestling.