The defending champions of the DIAA Dual Meet Wrestling Championships are at the top of the brackets again.
Smyrna earned the No. 1 seed in Division I, and Milford took the top seed in Division II when the DIAA wrestling committee met Sunday morning to select and seed the six-team fields for both tournaments.
The D-I and D-II tournaments will run concurrently, with the first round starting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smyrna High. The semifinals will start at 5:30, with both finals scheduled to start at 7:30.
The Division I first round will feature third-seeded Cape Henlopen (8-4) against sixth-seeded Middletown (8-2) and No. 4 Caesar Rodney (7-11) against No. 5 Salesianum (8-4). No. 1 Smyrna (11-1) will take on the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals, and second-seeded Polytech (11-1) will meet the highest remaining seed.
The Division II first-round matches will pit third-seeded Delaware Military Academy (10-2) against sixth-seeded Hodgson (12-1) and No. 4 Caravel (9-3) against No. 5 Lake Forest (7-6). No. 1 Milford (11-1) will wrestle the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals, and No. 2 Sanford (8-2) will meet the highest remaining seed.
The committee also drew to determine a starting weight class. In both divisions, the first round will begin at 138 pounds, the semifinals will start at 145 and the finals will begin at 152.
Tickets ($8) will be available at the door or online at www.diaa.ticketleap.com. Tickets are good for all rounds, but anyone leaving will need a new ticket to re-enter. The event also will be broadcast and available to view for a fee at www.nfhsnetwork.com.
Snow is forecast for Tuesday, and a decision on whether to postpone the event will be made by noon Tuesday. If it is postponed, it will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Smyrna.
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