SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s four college wrestling programs will compete at the Sanford Pentagon’s inaugural South Dakota Showcase Dec. 6.

South Dakota State, Augustana, Northern State and Dakota Wesleyan will all wrestle each other in afternoon duals on Heritage Court.

“Gathering our state’s college wrestling programs into one venue is the Pentagon’s way of honoring South Dakota’s rich history with the sport,” said Eric Larsen, general manager of the Sanford Sports Complex. “This special and unique event gives fans an opportunity to see wrestling at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA levels in one Sunday afternoon.”

The Pentagon has annually hosted a wrestling event since opening in 2013. The past two years, South Dakota State and Augustana faced off in the venue.

South Dakota State went 11-8 last season and enters its first season in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling. Augustana posted an 18-5 mark in 2014-15, including a 7-1 record and second-place finish in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Northern State is coming off a 3-12 campaign, and Dakota Wesleyan finished 1-15 a year ago.

Dual times will be announced later this fall.

About the Sanford Pentagon

The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball.

The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

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