RENTON, WA – The winter high school championship season continues, Friday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 19 with the 2011 WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Boys State Swimming and Diving, Wrestling and Gymnastics Championships.
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center will again serve as the site for the Boys State Swimming & Diving Championships. The swimming and diving preliminaries kickoff Friday at 9:45 a.m. The complete swimming and diving schedule can be found at www.wiaa.com.
The State Wrestling Championships, better known as the Mat Classic, is in its 23rd year and will be held at the Tacoma Dome. This year’s Mat Classic will feature 2208 bouts throughout the two-day event with more than a thousand participants in the boys’ tournament. In addition, this will mark the fifth year of the girls state tournament at the Mat Classic. The girls’ tournament will feature 360 matches with 192 participants in 12 weight classes.
Doors open at 9 a.m. both days and fans are encouraged to visit www.ticketmaster.com to pre-purchase tickets for the event. Single-day tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. All-tournament tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Children under the age of five are admitted free. For more information, including a complete list of the 2011 Mat Classic Brackets, please visit www.wiaa.com.
This year will mark the 22nd year that the State Gymnastics Meet will be held in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The event will feature eight 1A/2A/3A teams and four 4A teams and individual qualifiers totaling more than 230 competitors representing approximately 60 schools. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Prices are the same as Mat Classic as one ticket will allow you access into both events throughout the day. For more information, please visit www.wiaa.com.
Due to the construction of the LeMay Car Museum, parking at the Tacome Dome is limited. For parking information please go to www.wiaa.com
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association exists to assist member schools in operating student programs that foster achievement, respect, equity, enthusiasm and excellence in a safe and organized environment.