INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA will announce the 330 student-athletes set participate in the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships via a Web stream selection show on NCAA.com on Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. ET.Shane Sparks will serve as the host as he unveils each of the 10 brackets in the championships field.
Fans wishing to view the show can do so here.
Virginia already has five automatic qualifiers to the championships ? Matt Snyder at 125 pounds, Nick Nelson at 141, Derek Valenti at 149, Chris Henrich at 174 and Jon Fausey at 184. At-large qualifiers also will be announced this evening during the selection show.
Complete printable brackets will be available on NCAA.com at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 9.
Following the selection announcement fans are encouraged to tune into Takedown Wrestling's annual NCAA Division I Championships Preview Show from 8 - 11 p.m. (ET).
Host Scott Casber will be joined in studio by co-hosts Steve Foster, Jeff Murphy, Ryan Freeman and Geoff Murtha as they breakdown the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships bracket by bracket.
The three-hour broadcast will feature several distinguished guests, including NCAA Division I Wrestling committee chair, Derek Van Der Merwe, and NCAA champion and National Wrestling Hall of Famer, Wade Schalles.
Fans are encouraged to interact with on-air hosts through Facebook at facebook.com/ncaawrestling. Questions submitted through Facebook will be answered by the studio hosts throughout the show.
There are three ways for fans to listen to the NCAA Division I Championships Preview Show, on NCAA.com, KXNO.com or through the I Heart Radio app on your Smart Phone (select sports radio/KXNO).