Campbell has announced its 2021-22 wrestling schedule that features five home matchups.
BUIES CREEK — Campbell has announced its 2021-22 wrestling schedule, featuring a challenging non-conference lineup, plus dates with five opponents at home and a full Southern Conference slate.
The Camels make their debut with the return of the Orange & Black Wrestle-Off, set for Oct. 23 in front of the Pope Convocation Center during CU’s 2021 homecoming.
Winners of the last three SoCon championships, Campbell will officially open the season at home, hosting Montreat on Nov. 3.
CU will then travel to Corvallis, Oregon for a return trip to Oregon State on Nov. 6– also taking on Lehigh.
On Nov. 14, the Camels head to nearby Raleigh for the N.C. State Wolfpack Open, the first of three tournaments on the 2021-22 schedule. Campbell will also return to the prestigious Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30, followed by the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2.
Three Camels placed in the team’s last Midlands appearance in 2019, including a runner-up finish, for now, four-time NCAA qualifier Josh Heil.
The Camels will make road appearances on consecutive days at a pair of ACC programs that finished the 2021 season ranked in the top 25, starting with The University of Virginia on Nov. 20, followed by The University of North Carolina on Nov. 21.
CU begins SoCon competition on Dec. 19 at Gardner-Webb, also taking on Ohio in a non-conference bout.
Campbell will step out of conference competition again on Jan. 16 for a trip to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, taking on another top-25 opponent from a year ago, Central Michigan, as well as CSU Bakersfield and American.
The Camels close out their home schedule on Feb. 6 with Davidson, before traveling to Appalachian State on Feb. 13 for their regular-season finale. CU topped App State, 21-17, last season in Buies Creek.
The SoCon Championships will return to Boone on March 5, where Campbell has celebrated conference tournament titles in each of the last three seasons.
Campbell claimed its third straight SoCon regular season and tournament championships in 2021, going 8-1 overall and a perfect 7-0 in conference duals.
Ranked as high as No. 22 in the NCWA team poll and No. 19 by InterMat, a school-record seven Camels qualified for the NCAA Championships, while first-year head coach Scotti Sentes was named national Rookie Head Coach of the Year (Amateur Wrestling News), as well as SoCon Coach of the Year.