MANHEIM, PA – The regional brackets and seeds for the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championships presented by Hibiclens and the Marines have been released for the four qualifier locations. All competition will take place this Sunday, February 17, 2013. Missouri will be the first region to begin competition as they start at 10 a.m. CST, while all other regions will begin at 1 p.m. in their respective time zones.
In the Cornell region, there will be three teams competing ranked in the top 15 of the new USA Today/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. The #10 ranked host Cornell is the top seed and #11 Virginia and #13 Nebraska come in as the second and third seeds. Hofstra is the fourth seed and will face Cornell in the first round.
The Kent State region is headlined by #1 ranked Oklahoma State who is the top seed in the bracket. They will be joined by #18 Wisconsin and #24 Northern Iowa who enter as the second and third seeds in the region. The host Kent State is the fourth seed and will face Oklahoma State in the first round.
In the Missouri region, the host Tigers come in ranked #6 and will face fourth seeded Maryland in the first round. On the bottom side of the bracket, #16 Purdue and #20 Wyoming come in as the second and third seeds and will face off for a spot in the finals of the region.
The Oregon State region is headlined by two teams that are in the top 10 of the new coaches poll. The top-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies come in at #7 and will face #25 Oklahoma in the first found. Host #9 Oregon State is the second seed and will match-up against #19 Michigan in front of a home crowd.
The winners of the four regions will advance to the championship final that will take place February 22-23 at the University of Minnesota. They will join the four teams (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio State) that received automatic bids to the final.
For full regional brackets, ticket sales, and event information, visit the National Duals section on the NWCA website.
Click here for the PDF of the brackets.
About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
About Cliff Keen
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About the United States Marine Corps
On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was established by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, the Marine Corps, through service on land, in air, and at sea, have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term “Marine” has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue. Whether facing our nation’s foes or conducting humanitarian relief and disaster recovery operations at home or abroad, today’s Marine Corps stands ready to continue in the same proud tradition of faithful service to the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Marines.com.