March 13, 2013
In conjunction with NCAA.com and the NCAA’s social media platforms, the 330 student-athletes participating in 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be announced today, Wednesday, March 13, beginning at noon CT.
All 10 Gophers on Minnesota’s starting lineups have already secured automatic bids into the tournament based on their performances at last weekend’s Big Ten Championships. It is the first time since 2005 that the Maroon and Gold will have a representative in each weight class at the national tournament.
The list of 33 competitors in each weight class will be systematically rolled out as they are finalized by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Selection Committee. The unveiling will begin with the participants in the 125-pound weight class and will continue with each of the subsequent weight classes throughout the afternoon until the 33 Heavyweight participants have been released.
Wrestling fans can log on to NCAA.com to find an up to the minute list of competitors in the championships field. In addition, fans with a Facebook account can track on the latest qualifiers by following the NCAA Wrestling Facebook page (Facebook.com/NCAAWrestling). Status updates linking to the list of qualifiers will be posted the minute the latest weight class has been finalized.
Once all 330 participants have been released fans can log on to NCAA.com at 5 p.m. CT where the NCAA Division I Wrestling selection show will reveal the 12 seeded wrestlers in each weight class as well as all 170 first-round matchups. A direct link to the selection show can be found here.
Following the selection show, complete brackets for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be available on NCAA.com.
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