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WIAA State Team Wrestling Preview

THE TOURNAMENT: The 28th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Team Wrestling Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 1-2. The tournament is held at the Field House on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $13 for the Friday session and $8 for the Saturday sessions.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND PAIRINGS: The single elimination tournament features eight teams in Division 1 and four each in Divisions 2 and 3. The Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Friday evening with the Divisions 2 and 3 semifinals and the finals for all divisions Saturday.

Friday, March 1

Division 1 Quarterfinals - 5:30 p.m.

Match-1: #1 Stoughton (18-0)vs. #8 Arrowhead (2-3)

Match-2: #4 Holmen (19-1) vs. #5 Kaukauna (19-3)

Match-3: #3 Marshfield (16-3)vs. #6 Burlington (13-6)

Match-4: #2 Mukwonago (24-0) vs. #7 Slinger (13-2)

Division 1 Semifinals - 7:30 p.m.

Match-5: Match-1 Winner vs. Match-2 Winner

Match-6: Match-3 Winner vs. Match-4 Winner

Saturday, March 2

Division 2 Semifinals - 10 a.m.

Match-1: #1 Ellsworth (18-4) vs. #4 Wisconsin Lutheran (13-3)

Match-2: #2 Freedom (17-3) vs. #3 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Melrose-Mindoro (16-5)

Division 3 Semifinals - 10 a.m.

Match-1: #1 Stratford (24-1) vs. #4 Random Lake (15-1)

Match-2: #2 Fennimore (9-0) vs. #3 St. Croix Falls (13-0)

Finals - 3 p.m.

Division 1 Championship Match

Division 2 Championship Match

Division 3 Championship Match

TOURNAMENT LIVE STREAMS: The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament will be streamed live on the WIAA.TV portal of the NFHS Network on a consumer subscription basis. To purchase a subscription to the live programming for only $9.95 per month, log-on to www.wiaa.tv or www.nfhsnetwork.com and click on the subscribe button in the header of the page. Archived streams of the events will be available on demand on the NFHSNetwork 72 hours after the tournament without requirement of a subscription.

TEAM TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW: The first WIAA State Wrestling Tournament was held in 1940. Until 1992, team champions were determined by a point system based on individuals’ placing in what is currently the individual championships. For the first time in 1992, a team champion was determined by a separate tournament series involving dual matches. UW-Stevens Point hosted the first two championships, and West Allis Central hosted the meet from 1994-2004. Since then, the tournament has been held at the UW Field House. There were 337 programs entering the tournament series, including 128 in Division 1, 105 in Division 2 and 104 in Division 3.

LAST YEAR: Stoughton won the Division 1 team title with a 31-29 victory over Holmen in the championship final. Luxemburg-Casco won the Division 2 championship by downing former two-time defending champion Ellsworth 30-28 in the title match. Stratford won the Division 3 team title for the second year in a row with a convincing 45-13 win over Fennimore.

FOLLOW STATE MEET ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Receive updates of the State Team Wrestling Tournament on the WIAA State Tournament Twitter account @wiaawistate with the hashtag #wiaawr. Also like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram at wiaawi, and add us on Snapchat at wiaawis.

NEED THE QUALIFIERS?: All rosters of qualifying teams are available on the media restricted area of the WIAAwebsite at: www.wiaawi.org.

NEED RESULTS?: The quickest way to get results will be to access the wrestling homepage on WIAA website and select the Tournament Information option, or access the TrackWrestling.com website directly.

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