Iowa State Duals Tourney to Keep New Date in 2013


May 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa High School Athletic Association says the state duals wrestling tournament will again be held the day before the start of the individual tournament in 2013.¬† The state duals used to be held after the individual tournament in Cedar Rapids. But the duals were moved to Des Moines and up by one week this past winter. ¬†Assistant executive director Alan Beste tells the Des Moines Register that the duals meet needs to be part of the popular state individuals meet if it’s to become a marquee event.¬† The state duals drew a record crowd of more than 7,400 in February. But some schools chose to rest their top wrestlers so they’d be fresh for their matches in the individual tournament.