Cal Baptist vs. Ohio State – CBU’s First NCAA Division I Opener

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In its NCAA Division I home opener, California Baptist University hosts wrestling powerhouse and defending Big Ten Conference Champion Ohio State on November 16 in the CBU Events Center, presented by Ayres Hotels.

Tickets are on sale now for the 7 p.m. event against last year’s DI National Champion Runner-Up, which will also feature a high school dual between St. John Bosco and Poway.

Last year, Ohio State posted a 14-1 dual record, only losing a tight 19-18 dual to eventual NCAA Champion Penn State. It gives the Lancers a good look at tough opposition early as it begins its first year of Division I competition.

CBU comes off a banner year in its final season as a Division II member, with a conference and regional championship, as well as a third-place NCAA Division II finish, looking to pick up right where it left off. It’ll be new territory for the Lancers as they make the transition to NCAA Division I, but CBU is ready for what the 2018-19 schedule has in store.