Mount Union's Jairod James to Compete at the 56th Annual Midlands Championships

Mount Union's Jairod James to Compete at the 56th Annual Midlands Championships

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- University of Mount Union senior Jairod James (Bedford) has been invited to compete at the 56th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, December 29-30, hosted by Northwestern University at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

At 174 pounds, James (14-2, 2-0 OAC) is ranked No. 2 in the latest Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association poll and is the first to represent the Purple Raiders at the multi-divisional Midlands tournament. 

WHAT:
56th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships 

WHEN:
Saturday, December 29 - Sunday, December 30

WHERE:
Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(Purchase tickets here)

SCHEDULE (All times listed are CST):

  • 9:30 AM (Sat., Dec. 29) – First Session (10 Mats)
  • 7:00 PM (Sat., Dec. 29) – Second Session (10 Mats)
  • 12:00 PM (Sun., Dec. 30) – Third Session (4 Mats) – Semis, consolation, 7th place match
  • 7:00 PM (Sun., Dec. 30) – Final Session (3 Mats) – 1st, 3rd, 5th place matches
    • Opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m., Awards ceremony to conclude at 9:15 p.m.
    • Midlands Hall of Fame Inductions will be prior to the final session

LIVE STATS:
Live scoring/stats/brackets can be found on TrackWrestling

VIDEO:
All four sessions will be broadcast on FloWrestling and BTN Plus 
The Big Ten Network will not be broadcasting the final sessions

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow along on Twitter @MidlandsChamps -- join the conversation by using #Midlands56

For more information, visit https://nusports.com/index.aspx?path=midlands