About this event:
IESA Boys State Wrestling Finals
Friday, March 9, 2018 – Saturday, March 10, 2018
DeKalb County to host the IESA State Wrestling Finals for the 20th time, the event is estimated to bring $300,000 into
the local economy.
The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Northern Illinois University (NIU) are proud to be
hosting the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals for its 20 th year. The economic impact for
the area is estimated to be $300,000. We anticipate more than 5,000 visitors will attend this two-day event.
The 2018 IESA State Wrestling Finals will be held at the Convocation Center on the campus of Northern Illinois
University, DeKalb, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, March 9 th & 10 th . Doors open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on
Saturday. Daily admission fees: K-8 and senior citizens – $5.00; Adults – $10.00. Advanced ticket sales will be available
through Ticketmaster beginning Monday, March 5. More information can be found on the www.iesa.org wrestling page
or on the Convocation Center website www.niuconvo.com.
Wrestlers in grades fifth through eighth from across the state will be competing individually in nineteen weight classes
and in the team competition. An estimated 5,000 fans will be visiting DeKalb County to cheer them on. This will be NIU’s
20 th year hosting the event. The IESA State Wrestling Finals came to NIU and the Chick Evans Field House in 1999 and
moved to the Convocation Center in 2003. DeKalb County and Northern Illinois University have a long history of cheering
on and supporting student-athletes. It’s an honor and a privilege to have hosted this event for so many years.
The 2018 IESA state wrestling meet will be held at the Convocation Center on the campus of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, March 9th & 10th. More information can be found on the www.iesa.org wrestling page or on the Convocation Center website www.niuconvo.com.
1525 Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115