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KAUKAUNA — The Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts wrestling team has its sights set on a fourth-in-a-row team championship for the second time in program history.

The 33rd annual WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2024 at the Field House at the University of Wisconsin.

Three-time defending champion Kaukauna was issued the top seed in the bracket.

The Ghosts qualify for the 15th time in the last 17 seasons and for a membership-leading 22nd time overall.

They had a string of five straight appearances from 1999-2003 and have surpassed that streak with their current run of 12 consecutive appearances.

They have won a total of seven State championships, including four straight from 2014-17 and the current streak of three in a row.

The Galloping Ghosts have also finished runner-up four times, including 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2013.

Kaukauna faces eighth-seeded Homestead in the opening round, qualifying for the state team tourney for the first time in program history. They advance to the semifinals following a 43-15 win over Franklin in the final of the sectional hosted by the Highlanders.

Muskego is the #2 seed. The Warriors have qualified for the third year in a row and for the 12th time overall. The Warriors’ crowning achievement in their previous 11 experiences was the dtate title won in 1994.

They also have a runner-up finish in 1963, which was prior to the inception of the dual team championship format.

Division 1
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 1 – 5:30 p.m.

Match-1:  #1 Kaukauna (17-0) vs. #8 Homestead (11-1)
Match-2:  #5 Mukwonago (25-8) vs. #4 Menomonie (19-3)  
Match-3:  #6 Hartford  (15-1) vs. #3 Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (18-3)
Match-4:  #2 Muskego (23-7) vs. #7 Arrowhead (12-3)

Semifinals – Friday, March 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Match-5:  Match-1 Winner vs. Match-2 Winner
Match-6:  Match-3 Winner vs. Match-4 Winner

Final – Saturday, March 2 – 3 p.m.
Division 1 Championship Match

NEED LIVE RESULTS?: Access results through the WIAA website by navigating to the wrestling homepage and selecting the Tournament Information option in the right column or by accessing the Trackwrestling.com website directly.

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