Pairings set for AA State Wrestling tourney

The pairings have been set for the Class AA State Wrestling Tournament, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

Coaches of the eight qualifying teams held a conference call Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, then voted on seeding.  

The Minnesota State High School League places the top five seeds in a bracket and picks the other three teams at random to face the top three seeds. The top five seeds are, in order, Kasson-Mantorville, Simley, Foley, New Prague and Adrian. 

Pairings for the tournament are:

9 a.m. - First round

Chisago Lakes (19-7) vs. Simley (28-6)

Totino-Grace (12-1) vs. Foley (22-4)

Perham (22-6) vs. Kasson-Mantorville (26-4)

Adrian (29-3) vs. New Prague (35-3). 

11 a.m. - Consolation semifinals 

1 p.m. - Semifinals

5 p.m. - Third place and consolation finals

7 p.m. - Championship match

New Prague will compete in the Section 2AA individual tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, in Waconia. The top two finishers at each weight qualify for the state individual tournament Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at the Xcel Energy Center.