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Battle of Waterloo Wrestling

Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Welcome to Iowa’s premier high school wrestling tournament – the Battle of Waterloo!

Now entering 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.   For Tickets:

Battle of Waterloo is the No. 1 dual meet tournament in the state!

How the 32-Team Dual Wrestling Tournament Works

DAY 1 

On Thursday, December 14, Girls teams from around the state will be competing in their own Battle of Waterloo to kick off the weekend.


On Friday, December 15, 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 16, 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.


Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 9:00 pm


Young Arena
125 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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