The official brackets for the 2016-2017 PIAA District III M&T Bank Team Wrestling Championships have been released. The brackets can be accessed at the Wrestling Page of the District III website (www.piaadistrict3.org).
Central Dauphin (14-1) has claimed the top seed in Class 3A; Cumberland Valley (11-3) is the defending champion and is seeded fifth. Exeter Twp. (18-1) is the No. 2 seed, Spring Grove (14-2) is the No. 3 seed and Cedar Cliff (16-0) is the No. 4 seed. The top four seeds will host Class 3A first round and quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, Jan. 31. First round matches at those sites will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the quarterfinal round matches in those pods.
The Class 3A semifinal and consolation matches will be conducted at Spring Grove Area HS on Thursday, Feb. 2, beginning at 5:30 pm. Class 3A championship and third-place matches will be conducted at Milton Hershey School’s Spartan Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. The top four teams advance to the 2016-2017 PIAA Class 3A Team Wrestling Championships on Feb. 9-11 at Giant Center.
Bermudian Springs (19-1) has claimed the top seed in Class 2A; Northern Lebanon (15-2) is the defending champion and is seeded fourth. Upper Dauphin (12-1) is the No. 2 seed while Bishop McDevitt (12-0) is the No. 3 seed. Bermudian Springs and Upper Dauphin will host Class 2A quarterfinal and semifinal matches on Wednesday, Class 2A championship and third-place matches will be conducted at Milton Hershey School’s Spartan Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m.. The top three teams advance to the 2016-2017 PIAA Class 2A Team Wrestling Championships on Feb. 9-11 at Giant Center.
Ticket prices for all sites is $6 for adults and $4 for students. A ticket purchased for the 3A first round and quarterfinal matches is good for both matches. Ditto for Class 2A quarterfinals and semifinals, the 3A semifinals and consolations at Spring Grove and the championship and third-place matches at Milton Hershey.
This is the 28th year for District III Team Wrestling Championships. An updated history of the Championships will be posted at the Wrestling Records Page ASAP.