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FHSAA Partners with Kissimmee Sports to keep IBT Wrestling State Championships at Silver Spurs Arena through 2025

2023 Championship Dates will be Thursday, March 2nd - Saturday, March 4th

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In partnership with Kissimmee Sports Commission and Osceola Heritage Park, the FHSAA’s Individual Bracketed Tournament (IBT) will remain at Silver Spurs Arena through 2025. Already serving as the event’s home since 2015, Osceola Heritage Park will continue to welcome Florida’s best wrestlers to Kissimmee as they compete for a state championship. The 2023 event dates are scheduled for Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4, with the 2024 and 2025 dates also taking place the first weekend of March.

“The Florida High School Athletic Association has been a tremendous partner over the years, and we are excited to continue the partnership,” said Tyler Weyant, Senior Manager of Sports Development at Kissimmee Sports Commission. “We are thankful for the opportunity to further build this relationship as ongoing hosts for the Florida High School Wrestling State Championships.”

The 5,500 seat Arena, which plays host to concerts and other large scale sporting events, will welcome the best boys’ and girls’ wrestlers from around the state for a three-day tournament event. Top individual wrestlers and teams will qualify out of their respective Regional matches and advance to the state championship event. The individual finals, which are the culmination of the weekend, are scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon each year.

“The FHSAA appreciates the ongoing support provided by the Kissimmee Sports Commission, Osceola Heritage Park, and the School District of Osceola County,” said FHSAA Executive Director, Craig Damon. “As result of a commitment in all facets of event planning and execution, Kissimmee has made Silver Spurs Arena an annual must-attend destination for the growing wrestling community in Florida.”

Tickets for the IBT Wrestling State Championships will go on sale at a later date and will be $9 if purchased in advance, and $12 when purchased the day of. All tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office. A complete schedule, links of where to watch, and even additional facility requirements, will be available on the wrestling page of FHSAA.com as the event draws near


About the FHSAA: The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at over 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.

About Kissimmee Sports: The Kissimmee Sports Commission is a brand extension that falls under Experience Kissimmee, the tourism sales and marketing authority for Osceola County. The Kissimmee Sports Commission pursues and attracts amateur sports, both traditional and non-traditional, as well as other high-profile sporting events to the Kissimmee destination. They provide the variety of accommodations, sports facilities, and tools and services needed for a memorable and successful event.

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