A pair of matches against top-10 squads highlights the University of Wyoming's 2014-15 wrestling schedule that was unveiled Wednesday.

The Pokes are coming off a 6-6 campaign and finished second in the Western Wrestling Conference Championships and qualified four competitors for the NCAA Championships.

Wyoming head coach Mark Branch enters his seventh season at the helm, boasting a 63-28 overall record and 30-3 mark in conference action.

The home slate is highlighted by the Cowboys hosting two perennial national contenders from the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska and Minnesota will visit Laramie in the first two weeks of the season. UW and the Huskers tangle November 7, while the Gophers come to town November 15.

Nebraska finished 11th at last season’s NCAA Championships and eighth in the final dual polls, while Minnesota was the national runner-up in the NCAA team standings. The Gophers enter this year as the preseason No. 1 team, according to WIN Magazine, while the Huskers are 10th.

In a release from the university, head coach Mark Branch said, “Facing Minnesota and Nebraska early, it’s going to be exciting for our fans. We’ve prepared our team to wrestle a tough schedule. Hopefully this continues to shape our kids and help our program mature.”

Wyoming will also host three conference match-ups with visits from Air Force (Dec. 11), South Dakota State (Jan. 30) and North Dakota State on Feb. 1. To cap off the home slate, the Oregon State Beavers will be in town February 13.

It all leads up to the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships, hosted by North Dakota State, are March 7 in Fargo, North Dakota. Two weeks later, the Pokes will travel to St. Louis, Missouri for the NCAA Championships, March 19-21.

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