PHILADELPHIA - Penn is proud to host the 2009 EIWA Championships in The Palestra on March 7-8, 2009. 14 schools will compete for the conference crown and individual berths to the 2009 NCAA Championships.

 

Complete Information on the 2009 Tournament as well as a look back at the 2008 Championships can be found below.

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March. 7

Session I (Preliminaries): 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session I (Quarterfinals and Consolation Round 1): 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Session I (Consolation Round 2): 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 8

Session II (Semifinals and Consolation Round 3): 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session II (Consolation Semifinals): 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session II (Consolation Finals): 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kids "Mat Time" Event: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

EIWA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: 6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Session III (Championship Finals): 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

 

Ticket Information

All Session Passes

Adults - $70.00

Students (College-aged and under) - $35.00

Individual Session Passes

Session I (3/7 10:30 a.m.) - $35.00

Session II (3/8 10:30 a.m.) - $20.00

Session III (3/8 6:30 p.m. – Finals) - $30.00

Student Session Price - $15.00
 

If you would like to purchase an All Session Pass, you may do so by clicking here or by calling (215) 898-6151.

Individual Session passes can be purchased the day of the event at The Palestra box office.
 

Media Information

Media Credentials are required for seating at Press Row and for access to the tournament floor for photography. No photography will ne allowed without a press credntial issued by the tournament media relations director.

 

To request a media credential for the 2009 EIWA Championships or for more information regarding media access at the event, please contact Chas Dorman, Tournament Media Relations Director, at (215) 898-6128 or dorman@upenn.edu.

 

All credentials must be requested by Febuary 27, 2009.

 

Wireless internet access will be available in The Palestra.

 

The Palestra can host a maximum of three radio broadcasts. Credentials for radio broadcasts will be issues on a first come, first served basis.

 

Directions to The Palestra

Please note: Due to construction in the West Philadelphia area directions to Penn have changed. New directions are provided below.

 

For updated information please visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/ssbridge/

From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South:

Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. START DETOUR: Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn Right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

On the PA turnpike, use Exit 326, the Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East for approximately 17 miles. START DETOUR: Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn Right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

 

From the North via I-95 South:

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. START DETOUR: Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn Right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

From the South via I-95 North:

Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. START DETOUR: Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn Right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

From I-76 West (DETOUR ROUTE):

Follow I-76 West to the 30th Street Station Exit. Make a left at Market Street. Take Market Street to 34th Street and turn left on 34th Street to enter campus.

From I-76 East (DETOUR ROUTE):

Follow I-76 East to 30th Street Station Exit. Turn Right at the end of the exit ramp onto Arch Street. Follow Arch Street around and merge right onto John F Kennedy Blvd. Merge Right onto Market Street. Turn Left onto 34th Street to enter campus.

From South Street, East of the Schuylkill River (non-highway route) (DETOUR ROUTE):

Take South Street to 22nd Street. Turn onto 22nd Street and continue to Walnut. Turn left onto Walnut Street and continue to 34th Street to enter campus. To continue back onto South Steet, make a left turn onto 34th Street until you reach South Street.

 

Parking

Parking for spectators is located on 33rd street between Walnut and Chestnut streets – Lot 1 and Garage 26. Entrance is on 33rd street and 32nd and Chestnut. See “Visitors and Event Parking” map provided here.

To coordinate bus parking for participating teams please contact Peggy Kowalski, Assoc. Director of Operations at (215) 898-9231.

 

 

Important Links

2008 EIWA Championships Results

www.eiwawrestling.net

www.wrestlingreport.com

www.intermatwrestle.com

www.themat.com