The Battle on the Midway is an annual collegiate wrestling spectacular that takes place on the flight deck of the famed aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego, California. It first occurred in 2017.
The 2019 Battle on the Midway is set for Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 and for the first time will feature twin duals. Fresno State and Army West Point will meet in the first match, followed by Wisconsin and Navy.
The United States Air Force Academy won the inaugural Battle on the Midway, outpointing Fresno State, 24-12 on Nov. 21, 2017.
Last year’s second annual Battle on the Midway made its national television prime-time debut on CBS Sports Network. It was staged before an enthusiastic capacity crowd as Stanford defeated Fresno State, 22-15.
Several other sporting events have been staged on the deck of the Midway, however the Battle on the Midway is the only wrestling event that has been staged aboard the famed aircraft-carrier that was used by U.S. Troops during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.