Connect with us

More Sports

Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling 2023-24 Season Schedule is Here!



Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling
Photo: Courtesy of BadgerNotes Staff Writer Ryan Eilers

The Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling schedule has finally been released.  The University of Wisconsin and the Big Ten Conference previously released the home/away duals matchups but they were absent the dates. UNTIL NOW! We can finally add the clashes to the calendar as we know when our Wisconsin wrestling program will square off with some of the titans of NCAA Wrestling. Wisconsin opens the 2023-2024 wrestling season at home vs Lindenwood on 11/5 and I couldn’t be more excited to see what Coach Bono and the boys got cooking for this season.

Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling Tournament Schedule

Upon my first glance at it I am very intrigued with the season structure. Wisconsin’s dual versus #10 Iowa State on 11/19 is a really neat concept because it’s not at a traditional venue.  This away dual at Iowa State is going to be hosted by Humboldt High School in Humboldt, IA, a small town in Northwest Iowa.  For a state infatuated with wrestling like Iowa is, this is going to be a hot ticket to see the Badgers and Cyclones get to work.

Wisconsin wrestlers will also participate in other high-profile tournaments and duals before the holidays.  First up on the schedule for Wisconsin is the Michigan State Open on 11/11.  Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling is also scheduled to have a big-time combined dual with Drexel and Rider in a location to be determined on 12/9.  Our Badgers will again be participating in the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships that are hosted yearly by Northwestern University. As a wrestling fan and a self-proclaimed cookie monster – is there anything better after Christmas than eating holiday cookies and watching high-level college wrestling? I think not. Wisconsin finishes its in-season tournaments with a final invite to the Virginia Duals on 1/12-1/13 in Hampton, VA.

Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling B1G Schedule

Like all Big Ten teams – no one has an easy schedule, and that’s just what the elite wrestling programs want. The best of the best. Wisconsin opens the Big Ten conference slate at home versus a #6 Ohio State team who just welcomed back Sammy Sasso after surviving being shot multiple times. (Get well soon, Sammy, and keep grinding #SassoStrong). The schedule doesn’t get any easier as they are scheduled to face a total of seven programs ranked in the InterMat rankings, including; at No. 10 Iowa State, vs. No. 6 Ohio State, No. 5 Nebraska, vs. No. 18 Illinois (Senior Day), at No. 16 Minnesota, at No. 8 Iowa, and at No. 20 Northern Iowa.

Wisconsin finishes off the regular season with a tough draw – three straight-away duals before heading to the Big Ten Tournament in College Park, MD, and the NCAA Championships in Kansas City, MO. Thankfully, with this team being led by Coach Bono and his staff, the boys will be prepared to fight on any mat, in any arena, and against any opponent! That final stretch of Wisconsin traveling to No. 16 Minnesota on 2/16, to No. 8 Iowa on 2/18, and closing out the season at No. 20 Northern Iowa on 2/23 will be a tough stretch.  However, I do think that it’s fair to say that those three final duals, combined with with tough tournament and dual schedule, will have these Badgers battle-tested for the postseason.

I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Badger Notes wrestling coverage and we hope to bring the hustle, effort, and attitude to all the Wisconsin wrestling content.

Contact/Follow us @Badger_Notes on Twitter, Subscribe to the BadgerNotes Newsletter here, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Wisconsin Badgers Wrestling sports news, notes, opinion, and analysis. You can also follow Ryan Eilers on Twitter @ryanbeilers

Follow this link and use promo code: BADGERNOTES for 25% off your next True Classic order.

Join the Badger Notes watch party and stream Wisconsin Badgers games by following this link.

*Subscribe to BadgerNotes After Dark on Youtube and wherever you find podcasts, the official Wisconsin Badgers podcast of the Big Banter Sports Network.

Ryan Eilers covers the Wisconsin Badgers football and wrestling programs for and has had his work published on Bleacher Report. He also makes up 1/4 of the BadgerNotes After Dark podcast crew.