For the first time, the Catholic Invitational Tournament will be hosted by Saint Ignatius High School.
After months of hard work by Head Coach Mark Sullivan, Associate Head Coach Jon Polick, and the wrestling coaching staff, everything is in place for a successful 57th edition of the CIT.
If you're planning on attending this prestigious tournament featuring the best grapplers from across the state, here is everything you need to know:
Friday, January 12, 2018
7:00 PM Check-in at the library at Saint Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 and make corrections to roster.
7:30 PM Seeding Meeting: Dinner after seeding meeting
10:00 AM – Saturday, January 13, 2018
First Round (2,3,3.5,4)
Second Round (2,3,3.5,4)
First Consolations (1,2,2.5,3)
Second Consolations (1,2,2.5,3)
Short Break (Approximately 12:30PM)
Third Consolations (1,2,2.5,3)
*Quarterfinals and Third Consolations wrestled at the same time.
Fourth Consolations (1,2,2.5,3)
Mass (conclusion of wrestling, approximately 4:00 PM)
10:00 AM – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Consolation Quarterfinals (4,5,5.5,6)
*Semifinals and consolation quarterfinals wrestled at the same time.
Consolation Semifinals (5,6,6.5,7)
2:30 PM – Sunday, January 14, 2018
First Place (4,5,5.5,6)
Third Place (2,3,3.5,4)
Fifth Place (2,3,3.5,4)
*All three matches contested at the same time.
Awards presented after 285 by coach of champion.
We ask that all school buses and school vans park in the Breen Center parking lot. Primary parking for spectators will be in the student lot, which is located on Lorain Ave. directly across the street from Wasmer Field. In the event that additional parking is needed, spectators can park in the Breen Center parking lot.
From Coach Polick:
"The bad weather is looking like it will arrive later in the day on Friday. I've already spoken with several teams that plan on leaving late Friday morning and we think that is a great idea for those out-of-town schools traveling on Friday, we'd suggest that you do so in order to stay ahead of the weather. Based on attendance, we'll determine if we can move forward with seeding on Friday evening. In the event that we do not do seeding on Friday, we'll go through the seeding meeting portion on Saturday morning after weigh-ins.
"Currently, the weather in Cleveland is supposed to be continuously clearing on Saturday over the course of the day. We still plan to run the tournament at the original start time of 10 am on Saturday morning (weigh in at 8 am)."