TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 3rd ANNUAL DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS AND
56th ANNUAL NYSPHSAA WRESTLING INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
LATHAM, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced tickets are now on sale for both the 2020 High School Wrestling Individual and Dual Meet State Championships this February.
DUAL MEET STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – February 1 @ SRC Arena:
The SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College will host the 3rd annual Dual Meet State Tournament on February 1st where 24 teams will compete in two divisions for a team state championship. Each team will compete in three pool play matches with the top two teams in each division advancing to the semifinals. Each of the 11 sections in the state will send a representative to the state meet in each division (except Section 7 in division 1). There will also be two at-large entries for division 1 and one at-large entry for division 2 with various criteria as part of a formula to determine the at-large teams.
Tickets are $10 each on site and can be purchased at the arena the day of the tournament. Online tickets are $8 and can be purchased by visiting www.gofan.co/NYSPHSAA. The association has released its full schedule for this event, which is a one-session, one-day tournament.
8:50 am….……………………Opening Ceremonies
9 am – 2:15 pm……………Three rounds of pool play
3 pm – 4:30 pm……………Semifinals
INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – February 28-29 @ Times Union Center:
The Times Union Center will host the 56th annual State Tournament on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 with practices taking place on February 27. Tickets can be purchased for one or all three sessions starting today at the Times Union Center Box Office, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Three ticket packages are being offered for the tournament including a “Premium package” for $39 in which an attendee would receive a ticket for each of the first two sessions and a third ticket for the last session in a premium seating area closer to the floor (for finals only). Also available will be a one-session ticket for $10 as well as a three-session package without premium seating for $30. All seating is general admission except for premium seating for the finals. Premium seating will not be sold separately for the finals.
The Association has released its official competition schedule for the individual tournament and is as follows (more tournament information can be found at www.nysphsaa.org):
Friday, February 28 9:30 am….……………………Parade of Champions/National Anthem
10 am – 2 pm…..….………Preliminaries: Division 1 and 2
2 pm – 4 pm……..…………Quarterfinals: Division 1 and 2
4 pm – 8 pm…..……………Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 2
Saturday, February 29 9:30 am………………………..National Anthem/Special Awards
10:00 am – 12:30 pm……Semifinals: Division 1 and 2
Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 2
12:30 – 2:00 pm………….. Wrestlebacks/Cons Semifinals: Div. 1 & 2
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm………. Consolation Finals: Division 1 and 2
Saturday, February 29 6 pm……………………………..FINALS: Division 1 and 2 (2 mats only)
The 2020 tournament is now in its 16th year of a two-division format and will follow a similar schedule to last year’s event held at the Times Union Center. All matches will be streamed on the NFHS Network for $10.99 per month. This year will mark the 11th year an additional 120 wrestlers will fill the byes in the brackets bringing the total number of participants to nearly 500. For the first time, NYSPHSAA will recognize the 7th and 8th place wrestler on the awards podium for each weight class, which will result in additional consolation matches on Saturday afternoon. Qualifiers will hail from the 11 NYSPHSAA sections, as well as from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) of New York City and the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA). The Times Union Center has hosted this event 13 of the last 14 years.
To request a credential for either event, please contact Chris Watson, Director of Communications, at email@example.com.
HISTORY/VENUES OF NYSPHSAA INDIVIDUAL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
1963 – Cornell University, Ithaca
1964 – Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington (Long Island)
1965 – Ithaca College, Ithaca
1966 – Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington (Long Island)
1967 – Niagara University, Niagara Falls
1968 – Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse
1969 – George H. Clark Gymnasium, Rochester
1970-72 – Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse
1973 – Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica
1974-2003 – Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse
2004 – University at Buffalo, Amherst
2005 – Pepsi Arena, Albany (Times Union Center)
2006 – Nassau Veterans Coliseum, Uniondale
2007 – Times Union Center, Albany
2008 – Blue Cross Arena, Rochester
2009-21 – Times Union Center, Albany
About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.