The 54th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be held this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Alltech Arena. Gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, with the first round matches set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday’s action will conclude with the third round of the championship bracket (bouts 1-616).
The second session begins Saturday morning with third round consolation bracket matches at 9 a.m., continuing through the sixth round consolation bracket matches (bouts 785-812). Session three is scheduled to begin with the KWCA awards at 3:30 p.m. followed by the consolation bracket finals for third, fifth and seventh place. Upon conclusion of the consolation bracket finals, the competitors in the finals will be introduced and the first championship match will commence. Awards will be presented following each bracket final, with the team trophies awarded after the last championship bout.
Tickets to the 2017 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships are priced at $20 for a day pass and $30 for an all-session pass (good for both days), and can be pre-ordered at https://gofan.co/app/events/3349. Fans planning to attend the wrestling championships should be advised that the Kentucky Horse Park charges $5 for parking.
A complete schedule of events, the official championship program, championship brackets and live scoring can all be found through the links below:
Schedule of events – http://khsaa.org/wrestling/2017/statemeettimetable.pdf
Championship program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20152016/Wrestling/issue1/index.html
Printable brackets – http://khsaa.org/wrestling/2017/wrbrackets.pdf
Live Scoring – http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/
A highlight package from the championship finals and awards presentations will be available at KHSAA.org following the event, along with official championship photos.
About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 278 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.