2018 IKWF, IESA, Frosh/Soph Sectionals, NCAA Conference, NAIA Championships Coverage

We put together everything you need to follow this busy weekend of wrestling.


Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF) Sectionals
IKWF Website
Date: March 3
Divisions: Intermediate, Novice, and Senior
Top three (3) in Novice and Senior advance to IKWF State
Sectional Brackets:
Central – Champaign Centennial
Central Chicago – Chicago Mt. Carmel
North – Rochelle
North Chicago – Glenbrook South
South – Highland
South Chicago – Joliet Junior College Event Center
West – Rock Island
West Chicago – Bartlett

Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Sectionals
IESA Website
Date: March 3
Sectional Assignments
Sectional Qualifiers


Frosh/Soph Sectionals
Dates: March 3-4
Flyer with details
Top 4 qualify for Frosh/Soph State in Springfield
Sectional Brackets:
Evanston Girls
Granite City
Granite City Girls
Heyworth Girls
Lake Zurich
Naperville Central
Shepard Girls
Sterling Girls


Big Ten Conference (B1G) Championships
University of Illinois (Preview) & Northwestern University (Preview)
B1G Website
Dates: March 3-4
Location: Jack Breslin Students Event Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Live Streams: BTN Plus or Flowrestling
Finals to be aired LIVE on Big Ten Network
Saturday, March 3
8:30 a.m. ET – Doors Open To Public
10 a.m. ET – Session I
4:30 p.m. ET – Doors Open To Public (**Arena Cleared Between Sessions**)
6 p.m. ET – Session II

Sunday, March 4
10:30 a.m. ET – Doors Open To Public
12 p.m. ET – Session III
3 p.m. ET – Session IV – Big Ten Championships

Isaiah Martinez and Mike Carr Reach Big Ten Title Bouts
Three Illini Punch Tickets to B1G Semifinals, Nationals

Four ‘Cats Earn Trips to NCAAs in Day One of Big Ten Championships
Deakin, Sebastian Advance to Big Ten Championships Semifinals

Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships
Northern Illinois University
MAC Website
Dates: March 3-4
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Watch LIVE on ESPN3
Huskies Fourth After Day One at MAC Championships

SoCon Conference Championships
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoCon Website
Dates: March 3
Location: McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina
Three SIUE Cougars Advance to NCAA Wrestling Championships

NAIA National Championships
NAIA Website
Dates: March 2-3
Location: Jacobson Exhibition Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Watch LIVE via Trackcast

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