CANCELED: IESA State Wrestling Meet

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Saturday, March 14, 2020


“IESA received word from NIU late Wednesday evening that the University is mandating that our event not be held this weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. At this point in time, there are no plans to re-schedule the tournament.  While this is unfortunate for many reasons, we have to comply with the directive from Northern Illinois University. The health and safety of our participants and fans attending the finals is our top priority.  Given the nature of the activity, it is an unreasonable expectation to ask athletes to maintain weight controls for an unknown or extended amount of time.  We are very disappointed for our athletes and schools who have worked very hard to participate in this event.”

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“This is indeed unprecedented not only for IESA but for many other organizations across the country faced with the difficult challenge of conducting events.  We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and the disappointment. At the same time, we take seriously our responsibility to help slow the spread of this disease.”

Steve Endsley, IESA Executive Director’


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The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Northern Illinois University (NIU) are proud to host the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Meet.  2020 marks the 22nd year DeKalb County has hosted the two-day youth wrestling event.

The 2020 IESA State Wrestling Meet will be held at the NIU Convocation Center Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.  Doors for spectators open at 10:30 a.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 in early March.

Additional information about the event information can be found at