Pac-10 Wrestling Championship Preview
The 49th Pac-10 Conference Wrestling Championships hosted by Oregon State will be held in the Gill Coliseum on Sun., Feb. 27. Individual Conference titles in 10 weight classes, as well as, the overall team title will be up for grabs during the one-day tournament. The Championships are divided into two sessions, culminating with the championship finals matches Sunday evening at 8 p.m. PT. Session I begins at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday. OREGON STATE is the defending Pac-10 champion.
The individual championship at each of the 10 weight classes is at stake this weekend, as well as, positioning for the national wild card selection to earn a trip to the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships held in Philadelphia, Pa., from March 17-19.
The NCAA has announced how many wrestlers the Pac-10 will have automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia: 125-4, 133-3, 141-2, 149-2, 157-3, 165-1, 174-3, 184-1, 197-4 and HWT-3. The league has a total of 26 automatic qualifiers available based on Sunday's results. Wrestlers can still qualify for the NCAA Championships, but those placements will be announced after all the postseason tournaments have been completed.
Oregon State leads the Conference all-time with 18 titles. Arizona State trails with 16. Since 2000, Boise State and ASU have dominated the mat, winning eight of the last ten Pac-10 crowns.
AT THE GILL COLISEUM AT OREGON STATE
The Oregon State wrestling team hosts the 2010- 11 Pacific-10 Conference Championships Sunday at legendary Gill Coliseum. The start of the day is scheduled for 11 a.m. PT.
Updated results and brackets will be posted here. Check approximately every 30 minutes for updated brackets and standings.
Live stats and live video of the dual will be available here.