March 12, 2013
The 330 student-athletes who will participate in the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be announced Wednesday.
Beginning at 11 a.m. MT 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 process begins with participants in the 125-pound weight class and will continue through each of the nine subsequent classes until the 33 heavyweight participants have been released. The 40 individuals over 10 weight classes who received at-large bids also will be among the announced field.
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 clicking here for the NCAA Wrestling Facebook page. Status updates linking to the list of qualifiers will be posted the minute the latest weight class has been finalized.
Six University of Wyoming wrestlers already earned automatic bids to the championships Saturday at the NCAA West Regional, including sophomore Tyler Cox (125 pounds), senior McCade Ford (141), sophomore Brandon Richardson (149), senior L.J. Helbig (174), sophomore Shane Woods (184) and senior Alfonso Hernandez at 197. Wyoming could add another NCAA participant if a student-athlete receives an at-large bid.
Once all 330 participants have been released fans can log on to NCAA.com at 4 p.m. MT 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.
Following the selection show, complete brackets for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be available on NCAA.com.
The 2013 NCAA Championships will be March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by Iowa State.