Photos courtesy of the WCF Courier
Welcome to Iowa’s premier high school wrestling tournament – the Battle of Waterloo!
In its second decade, the Battle of Waterloo has earned a reputation as an exciting, well-run two-day tournament featuring wrestling teams from every corner of the state. The matches never disappoint as some of the state’s most elite wrestlers square off in a 32-team bracket.
On Friday, December 16, teams will be seeded and placed in one of four standard eight-team brackets. Two of these brackets will compete in a morning session of matches at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. The other two brackets compete at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. The three matches will determine each team’s place in the second day’s round-robin championship brackets.
On Saturday, December 17, each of the four qualifying teams will compete in a round-robin Division I group to determine 1-4 tournament positions. The four runner-up teams from the qualification tournament will compete in Division 2 for 5-8 positions and so on. Groups 1-4 will wrestle on Saturday afternoon. Groups 5-8 will compete Saturday morning.
Tickets can be purchased online for $8 per session (plus about a $1 handling fee) or $10 at the door. There will be two sessions on Friday and two sessions on Saturday. Online tickets will be available starting on Monday, December 12 at the link below.
Girl’s Seeded Bracket 2023Boy’s Seeded Bracket 2023
(Brackets will be released December 10th, 2023)