Big 12 Wrestling Championship Tickets
Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dates: March 7-8, 2020
Teams in Tournament: Air Force, Fresno State, Iowa State, North Dakota State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, Wyoming, Utah Valley, West Virginia
Most Consecutive Tournament Championships by School: Oklahoma State (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Big 12 Wrestling Championship ticketsWrestlers in 10 weight classes vie for individual crowns and the chance to push their teams to conference championships. In 2019, Oklahoma State captured its seventh-straight Big 12 Wrestling Championship with 158 points on the strength of Cowboy wrestlers winning 7 of the 10 weight classes. Since 1997, Oklahoma State has won 19 conference Wrestling Championships as a team. In that period, Iowa State captured three outright team championships and shared the 2009 tournament crown with Nebraska. Missouri, who along with Nebraska is no longer in the Big 12, earned the title in 2012. The list of Big 12 champions who have scored Olympic Gold Medals include Iowa State’s Jake Varner (2008) in the 2012 Games in London and Cael Sanderson (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002) in the 2004 Athens Games. Grab your Big 12 Wrestling Championship tickets at StubHub to see future wrestling stars.
Why are some non-Big 12 schools in the Big 12 Wrestling Championship?The Air Force Academy, Northern Iowa, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming compete in Big 12 wrestling as affiliate members of the conference. These eight schools came from the Western Wrestling Conference. In 2019, Northern Iowa’s Drew Foster (184-lb class) finished second in the Big 12 Wrestling Championship and won the NCAA Championship.
How is the Big 12 Wrestling Championship bracket filled?You’re likely familiar with the concept of tournament seeding, in which competitors get slotted in the bracket based upon their performance in the regular season. The task of seeding the Big 12 Wrestling Championship falls to the coaches, who vote in pre-tournament seeding and a meeting prior to the start of the tournament. A wrestler who earns a higher seed doesn’t necessarily get a first-round bye because his team might not want it. In the Big 12 Wrestling Championship and other wrestling tournaments, individual wrestlers can notch bonus points for their teams for winning matches by a fall (pin), technical fall or decision of the judges. If a team doesn’t have a wrestler in a round, it can’t earn bonus points.
What is the format of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship?The Big 12 Wrestling Championship features two brackets. With each win, a wrestler stays in the "winners'" bracket and contention for the title. A single loss does not send a wrestler home, but into the "Consolation Bracket." There, the wrestler vies for a chance at third place by winning. A loss in the consolation round eliminates that wrestler from the competition.
Does the Big 12 Wrestling Championship affect the NCAA wrestling tournament field?To set the NCAA wrestling tournament field, the NCAA allots a specific number of slots for each weight class to the conferences. Wrestlers qualify for those spots based upon the conference championships. For instance, in the 2019 NCAA tournament, the Big 12 received six spots in the 125-lb weight class. That means the top five finishers in the Big 12 tournament in that class made the NCAA tournament.
How can I get Big 12 Wrestling Championship tickets?StubHub is your place to find tickets for the Big 12 Wrestling Championship and other events in the world of sports and entertainment. Expect a tournament feel, as Tulsa, Okla, is slated to host the Big 12 Wrestling Tournament through 2024.
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