Iowa high school state wrestling tournament by the numbers

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Iowa high school state wrestling tournament by the numbers

Wrestling fans can expect to see the best individuals in the state competing on Friday and Saturday at the 2017 Iowa state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. Here are some interesting numbers to keep in mind. 

  • 16,980 seats in Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines are expected to filled for the finals 

 

  • 672 total wrestlers competing in the state tournament

 

  • 224 per class (1A, 2A, 3A)

 

  • 230 different schools represented (90 in Class 1A, 83 in Class 2A and 57 in Class 3A)

 

  • 16 wrestlers competing in each weight classes

 

  • 14 weight classes (106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285)

 

  • 42 total individual Iowa state wrestling champions will be crowned

 

  • 18 state champions from 2016 have qualified for this year’s state tournament (eight in Class 3A, four in Class 2A and six in Class 1A)

 

  • Six wrestlers are attempting to win their third straight state title. 

 

  • Four of these wrestlers are seniors; Marcus Coleman (Ames), Ryan Leisure (Clear Lake), Brody Teske (Fort Dodge), Bryce West (Solon)

 

  • Two are juniors; Chase Shiltz (Creston/Orient-Macksburg) and Alex Thomsen (Underwood)

 

 

  • 25 total four time Iowa state wrestling champions

 

  • Zero wrestlers have a chance to win a fourth straight title this year

 

  • 82 total three time Iowa state wrestling champions (As noted above, there are six wrestlers that have a chance at it this year)

 

  • 23 undefeated wrestlers heading into the state tournament (10 in Class 3A, 3 in Class 2A, 10 in Class 1A) with Chase Shiltz (52-0) of Creston/Orient-Macksburg in Class 2A (182) as the only 50-win undefeated wrestler in the state of Iowa

 

Be sure to watch all of the action on CSN or live stream via the NBC Sports App beginning with the semifinals on Friday at 3:30 p.m. all the way through the championship matches on Saturday night. 

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Bob Arum slams Conor McGregor for wanting to fight Floyd Mayweather: 'It's a joke'

Bob Arum slams Conor McGregor for wanting to fight Floyd Mayweather: 'It's a joke'

Conor McGregor has no chance to beat Floyd Mayweather in the ring, according to Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum: “The truth is, the sad truth is, I could take any four-round fighter in my gym and put him in with Conor McGregor and McGregor wouldn’t beat him.”

The legendary boxing promoter was in the CSN Chicago studios on Wednesday taping a segment for “In The Loop” to promote Friday’s fight at the UIC Pavilion with Irish Olympic boxer Michael Conlan.

Arum didn’t hold back when reacting to McGregor’s challenge to Mayweather.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a joke," he said. "You don’t put someone who’s never had a boxing match into a ring with a world-class fighter like Floyd Mayweather and expect a contest.”

Arum conceded that there is a huge market for a potential fight between the two stars.

“If people want to see it, and they will, they’ll make a lot of money," he said. "God bless them.”

Watch the full interview in the video above. “In the Loop” airs nightly on CSNChicago and csnchicago.com/watchlive at 6:30, 10, and 10:30 p.m.

Legendary WWE commentator Jim Ross gives his take on Pierzynski v. Barrett

Legendary WWE commentator Jim Ross gives his take on Pierzynski v. Barrett

Legendary WWE play-by-play broadcaster Jim Ross dropped by CSN Chicago to discuss his upcoming show at Zanies in Rosemont, his opinion on wrestlers and, yes, the Cubs-White Sox rivalry. 

Good Ol' JR, as he his known by fans, took a trip down memory lane by breaking down the fight between A.J. Pierzynski and Michael Barrett, even calling the former White Sox catcher a "villian." 

This just provides more evidence that Ross is one of the most versatile entertainers on the planet. 

Watch the full interview between CSN's Leila Rahimi and Ross in the video above.