Over 1,500 wrestling matches will take place on the floor of Mizzou Arena starting Thursday and ending Saturday at the 2016 state championships. Plus, as the sports of swimming and diving increase in popularity, a strong number of qualifiers have set marks to qualify for the girls championships in the pool.
Jason West, Communications Director of MSHSAA, tells us that there are 21 wrestlers who qualified for state with undefeated records. All but two are in different class and weight divisions, so at the end of the weekend, there could be as many as 20 undefeated seasons. West says that number is normally around 12-13.
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The girls swimming and diving championships will take place at the City of St Peters Rec Plex. As of Monday, the times were still be computed to find out how many swimmers and divers have qualified for state. Unlike other sports, there are no districts, no class divisions. All swimmers qualify by beating a certain time. Jason explains how it all works on this week’s Google Hangout.