Jacks prepare for Big 12 Championship

The South Dakota State University wrestling team will make its first-ever appearance in the Big 12 Wrestling Championship, competing Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri.

A total of 100 wrestlers will compete in the two-day event at Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. The Big 12 Wrestling Championship schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 5
11 a.m. — Preliminary matches and quarterfinals [Session 1]
5 p.m. — Semifinals and first-round consolations [Session 2]
Sunday, March 6
9 a.m. — Consolation semifinals, third- and fifth-place matches [Session 3]
1 p.m. — Finals [Session 4]

Preliminary rounds of the tournament will be available for viewing live and on-demand through FloWrestling.org. The final round is scheduled to be televised live on FOX Sports regional networks.

SDSU JackrabbitsFrom the field of 100 wrestlers, 36 will receive automatic berths to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships March 17-19 in New York City. The top three wrestlers in each of the 10 weight classes will earn a trip to nationals, with additional allocations awarded to the following weight classes: 125 (6 total allocations); 133 (4); 174 (4), and 197 (4).

An additional 46 at-large qualifiers from across eight Division I wrestling conferences will be announced on March 9 to fill out the 330-wrestler field for the NCAA Championships.

Tickets for the Big 12 Wrestling Championship can be charged by phone at 1-888-929-7849 or bought in person at the Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center. Online orders can be processed at Big12Sports.com/buytickets or SprintCenter.com.

All-session tickets start at $40, with premium seating priced at $60 and VIP seats available for $100. Single-day tickets, which cover both sessions, start at $24, with premium seating priced at $36 and VIP seats available for $60.

Special group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For information on group tickets, call 816-949-7175, or email grouptickets@sprintcenter.com. Big 12 programs have a rich history of wrestling success garnering 49 NCAA team titles and crowning 277 individual national champions.

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