Boone, Iowa — Brackets are now available for the 2020 IHSAA State Traditional Wrestling Tournament, which begins Thursday, Feb. 20 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Sixteen wrestlers qualified across each of the 14 weight classes in the IHSAA’s three school classifications. Two wrestlers qualified out of each district tournament site on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Each bracket has had eight wrestlers seeded on selected performance criteria and the other eight wrestlers randomly drawn in to create first round matchups. This is the second year for seeding in the state tournament, with an adjustment made before the 2019-20 season to increase the value of the top two criteria (head-to-head competition, competition against common opponents).
The traditional tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.