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KY High School Wrestling duals in Columbia today, 28 Jan 2017

Lindsey Wilson College hosts Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals on Saturday. Teams from 24 Schools visiting Adair County, KY today.
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By Chris Wells

COLUMBIA, KY (Fri 27 Jan 2017) - Lindsey Wilson College hosts the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals, starting at 9amCT, Saturday, January 28, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. and the Doris & Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY.


The one-day event features 24 schools -- 12 from the large-school division and 12 from the small-school division. Six sectional champions and the sectional runners-up make up the field in the each division.

Union County -- the five-time defending state champion -- is the top seed in the small-school division. LaRue County and Wayne County are the second and third seeds for the small schools.

Johnson Central is the top seed in the large-school division. Woodford County is the No. 2 seed while Simon Kenton is the third seed among the large schools. Defending large-school state champion Oldham County is one of six unseeded schools in the field.

Saturday begins with four three-team pool play in each division. Pool play begins at 9amCT with two mats in Biggers Sports Center and six mats in the Holloway Health & Wellness Center.

The four pool-play winners advance to the state semifinals while the remaining schools wrestle in consolation brackets. The championship matches are scheduled for 5:30pmCT.

The Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals began in 1990. In 2012, the state duals were divided into the two divisions.

Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 16 and under and free for children five and under. Trackwrestling.com is providing live scoring for the event. - Chris Wells is Sports Information Director, Lindsey Wilson College


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Columbia was center stage for KY HS Wrestling 28 Jan 2017



2017-01-29 - 413 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com photo(c).
Twenty-four Kentucky High School Wrestling Teams were in at Biggers Sports Arena and Holloway Wellness Center for the Kentucky High School Wrestling duals held there on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Many of the buses in this photo bringing the student athletes to Columbia used Lindsey Wilson's recently acquired Fairground property for parking, just two blocks from the venues. - EW

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