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2003 Class B Wrestling Tournament at Aberdeen Feb. 27-Mar 1
2003 Class A Wrestling Tournament at Sioux Falls Feb. 27-Mar 1

State Individual Tournament - Friday and Saturday
Friday - First Session - (First Round matches only) 10:00 - 1:30
Friday - Second Session - Quarter-finals & First Round Wrestlebacks 4:00; Second Round Wrestlebacks 20 minutes; After completion of the quarter-finals & first round wrestlebacks
Saturday - Third Session - Semi-finals & Third Round Wrestlebacks 11:00 - 1:00 ; Fourth Round Wrestlebacks 20 minutes; After completion of the semi-finals & third round wrestlebacks
Saturday - Fourth Session - Third, Fifth and Seventh Place Matches 5:00; Championship Matches 7:00

Television Coverage
Class "A" championship matches and awards ceremonies will air live on SDPB Television and PAX Television on March 1, 2003. Coverage will begin at 7:00pm Central Time, 6:00pm Mountain Time.

Classification
The member schools of the South Dakota High School Activities Association are divided into two classes of Class "A" and Class "B". Class "A" shall be the thirty-two largest schools that sponsor wrestling. Class "B" includes all other schools. Classification for the 2001-02 school year is according to the Average Daily Membership from then 2000-01 school year.

Weight Classes
Competition will be in the following fourteen
weight classes:
103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135,
140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 275.
State Individual:
Four from each weight class shall advance
from the Region Tournaments (Class "A" and "B") to the State Tournament.
State Dual Team: The seeding formula for the State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament will seed the four region champions 1 through 4 with seeds 1 and 4 placed in the upper bracket and seeds 2 and 3 placed in the lower bracket. The four region runner-ups will be seeded 5 through 8 with the understanding that they must be placed in the bracket opposite their regional champion. First round pairings will have the higher seeded region runner-up wrestling the lower seeded regional champion in each bracket respectively.

Individual State Tournament
Format: At the State Tournament a Double
Elimination format with four mats will be used until the final session. In the final session of the State Tournament three mats will be used to determine third, fifth and seventh places. One mat will be used to determine the champion of each weight class. Pairings in the thirteen weight classes for each State Wrestling Tournament (Class B & A) follows a pre-determined plan with the drawings for each of the weight classes conducted by the Executive Staff at the SDHSAA Headquarters. The first round pairings will always have the first place qualifiers wrestling the fourth place qualifiers and the second place qualifiers wrestling the third place qualifiers. Wrestlers will not be paired against someone from their region in the first round.

Dual Team State Tournament
Format
: The dual team tournament will be held on the Thursday prior to the individual state tournament (February 21, 2002). The top two teams from the region tournaments will qualify for the state tournament. First round matches will begin at 1:00 p.m. on four mats. The semi-final matches (championship and consolation) will begin at 3:00 p.m. on four mats. The final round will begin at 5:00 p.m. on four mats. The four region champions will be seeded 1 through 4 and the four region runner ups will be seeded 5 through 8 using the following criteria: a. Head to Head dual meet competition (last dual, if more than one) b. Dual record against common opponents c. Dual team winning percentage d. Lottery draw. The seeding formula for the State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament will seed the four region champions 1 through 4 with seeds 1 and 4 placed in the upper bracket and seeds 2 and 3 placed in the lower bracket. The four region runner-ups will be seeded 5 through 8 with the understanding that they must be placed in the bracket opposite their regional champion. First round pairings will have the higher seeded region runner-up wrestling the lower seeded regional champion in each bracket respectively.  Each team may have a maximum of 16 individuals on their roster. Rosters must be submitted prior to the start of first round competition.

Awards
Team awards will be presented to the top eight teams. trophies will be presented to the champion and runner-up teams with plaques presented to the next six teams. Medals are awarded to the top eight places for each weight class and for each member of the championship and runner-up teams. Board of Directors Members will personally present all individual and team awards.

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