Bergeron excited to usher Panthers into new era
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – With the hiring of alumni Eric Bergeron as head coach, the Plymouth State University wrestling team is excited to begin a new chapter in 2018-19. Bergeron and the Panthers released the upcoming schedule earlier today.
Plymouth State will open the schedule on Nov. 12 (6:00 p.m.) with its only home dual meet of the year. The Panthers welcome New England College to the Bank of New Hampshire Field House to begin the Bergeron era.
PSU will continue its longstanding tradition of competing at the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield College on Nov. 17 (10:00 a.m.), and will also return to the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine on Dec. 1 (10:00 a.m.). The Panthers close out December with a dual meet at Norwich on Dec. 5 (6:00 p.m.) and a tri-meet with Southern Maine and host Rhode Island College on Dec. 8 (11:00 a.m.).
Following the holiday break the Panthers make the first of five more trips to the Ocean State. PSU will compete in the Scott Viera Invitational at Roger Williams on Jan. 5 (10:00 a.m.). On Jan. 12 the program will host the annual Jim Aguiar Invitational, honoring the legacy of the former Panther head coach.
Plymouth State heads back to Rhode Island for the annual New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championships at Johnson & Wales on Jan. 20, then returns to JWU again the following weekend (Jan. 27) for the Wildcat Open.
The Panthers make a third straight trip to Johnson & Wales for a quad meet on Feb. 2. PSU will face off with the host Wildcats, Springfield College and Castleton.
After traveling to Western New England for a final dual meet on Feb. 9 (1:00 p.m.), the Panthers will compete at the NEWA Futures Tournament at Trinity on Feb. 17 (12:00 p.m.), as one last tune-up in advance of the NCAA Northeast Regionals hosted by Johnson & Wales on Feb. 23 and 24.
Should things go according to plan, Bergeron hopes to have at least one grappler qualify for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, which will take place at Ferrum College in Roanoke, Va. on Mar. 8 and 9.
Refer to athletics.plymouth.edu for the most current information regarding all 24 of Plymouth State's athletic programs. Schedules are subject to change.
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