WIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships
Monday, February 24th, 2014 -- 12:57 pm
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director
The 71st Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Division 1 Preliminaries - 3 p.m.
Division 1 Quarterfinals - approximately 5:15 p.m.
Divisions 2 & 3 Preliminaries - approximately 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 28
Division 1 Consolations - 10 a.m.
Divisions 2 & 3 Quarterfinals - approximately 11:15 a.m.
Division 1 Consolation Semifinals - approximately 1:45 p.m.
Divisions 2 & 3 Consolation Semifinals - approx. 2:45 p.m.
Division 1 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 1 & 2
Division 2 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 3 & 4
Division 3 Semifinals at 7 p.m. on mats 5 & 6
Saturday, March 1
Division 1 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 11 a.m. on mats 1 & 2
Division 2 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 11 a.m. on mats 3 & 4
Division 3 Consolation Wrestlebacks at 11 a.m. on mats 5 & 6
Fifth-place matches will take place after all consolation matches are completed, and third-place matches will take place after all fifth-place matches.
Division 1 Championships at 6 p.m. on mat 1
Division 2 Championships at 6 p.m. on mat 2
Division 3 Championships at 6 p.m. on mat 3
There will be champions crowned in 14 weight classes in three divisions. Wrestlers who finished first or second in each weight class at last weekend’s eight Division 1 sectionals qualified for the State Tournament. The top three finishers in each weight class at the four Divisions 2 and 3 sectionals qualify for the tourney. There are 224 qualifiers for the championships in Division 1 and 168 in both Divisions 2 and 3. There are 219 programs represented at this year’s individual championships, including 89 from Division 1, and 66 in Division 2 and 64 in Division 3.
Bay Port and Cedarburg boast having qualified the most wrestlers to the field in Division 1 with eight. Kaukauna, Menomonee Falls and Merrill are next in line with seven.
Ellsworth has qualified an individual in all but two weight classes to send 12 to the State Tournament to lead Division 2. Amery has seven, and East Troy, Pewaukee and Sparta each have six.
In Division 3, Random Lake has the distinction of having the most qualifiers this season with nine. Coleman and Spring Valley/Elmwood are next with seven qualifiers. Boyceville, Lancaster and Stratford have six.
There are 19 former champions in the tournament field this year, and 17 seeking to defend the title they won last year.
ALL MATCHES STREAMED LIVE: All six mats of the pre-finals matches and the three mats of the finals will be streamed live on foxsportswisconsin.com.
FINALS ON FS WISCONSIN: The championship finals for all divisions will be aired tape-delayed on FS Wisconsin. The Division 1 title bouts are scheduled to air March 22 at 9 p.m. The Division 2 championship match is scheduled to air March 24 at 6 p.m. The Division 3 championship match will be shown on April 3 at 7 p.m..
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