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York (Pa.) Set to Host Division III Mideast Wrestling Regional

YORK, PA – York College has been selected to host the 2014 NCAA Mideast Wrestling Regional tournament on Sunday, March 2 as announced by the NCAA recently.

The event will be held in the M&T Bank Fieldhouse in the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The regional championship will feature 17 teams and 170 wrestlers as they attempt to qualify for the 2014 Division III National Championships on March 14 & 15 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The national championships are being hosted by Cornell College in Iowa.

The top three finishers in the ten weight classes advance from the regional to the national championships.

"We are honored to have been selected by the NCAA to host this prestigious championship," said Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation Paul Saikia. "We have experience in running large wrestling tournaments and I am sure our event staff will do a tremendous job. We're also excited to have our guys competing in front of their home crowd."

Spartan head coach Duane Bastress is very excited to have the opportunity to showcase his team and the York College facilities.

"As a program are very excited for this opportunity to host the NCAA Mideast Regional tournament. It will allow us to showcase not only our top-of-the-line facility but also give our guys the opportunity to wrestle in front of our many supportive fans!"

The tournament kicks off at 9:00 am. All day tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students with a valid I.D. All tickets will be sold at the event and there will be no pre-sale for the regional championship.

The teams participating at the York Mideast Regional are:

Baldwin Wallace, Brockport, Case Western Reserve, Elizabethtown, Heidelberg, John Carroll, Lycoming, Messiah, Mount St. Joseph, Mount Union, Mukingum, Ohio Northern, RIT, Thiel, Washington & Jefferson, Waynesburg, and York.

The York regional is one of six regional sites. Loras (Central Region), King's (East), Wabash (Midwest), Wesleyan (Northeast), and Augsburg (West) are the five other institutions hosting regionals on the weekend of March 1 & 2.

Please check back at www.ycpspartans.com for more tournament information as it becomes available.

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