February 20, 2013 By Bill Scott
The 70th Annual WIAA Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament gets underway Thursday and concludes Saturday at the Kohl Center in WIAA State Wrestling action Madison.
Division 1 preliminaries get underway at 3pm, quarterfinals start at 5:15 and Divisions 2 & 3 preliminaries cap off day 1 at 7:15pm.
A total of 14 champions will be crowned in 14 weight classes in three divisions. There are 224 qualifiers for the championships in Division 1 and 168 in both Divisions 2 and 3. A total of 231 schools represented at this year’s individual championships.
Bay Port, Burlington and Kaukauna boast having qualified the most wrestlers to the field in Division 1 with eight. In Division 2, Ellsworth and Sparta have each qualified seven. In division 3, Random Lake has the distinction of having the most qualifiers this season with nine.
There are 31 wrestlers who enter the State Tournament this weekend undefeated including 12 in Division 1, 12 in Division 2 and seven in Division 3.