EIWAs, From Top To Bottom — What You Need To Know Before The Weekend
For the first time since 1987, the EIWA Championships will be held in Princeton's Jadwin Gymnasium this weekend. Here is all the information you need to know to follow the Eastern Championships, whether you can make it to Princeton or not.
The championships will take place Saturday-Sunday. Session I opens with the round of 16, which will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. The quarterfinals and consolation rounds will begin at 11 a.m.
Session II will begin at 2:30 p.m., and will include the semifinal rounds.
Session III will open competition Sunday at 10 a.m. The semi-consolation round will begin then, with the place finals to begin at approximately 11 a.m. Following place finals, Jadwin will be cleared, and the doors will be re-opened at 2. The EIWA Hall of Fame introductions will begin at 2:45, and the championship finals are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
All ticket information is available here. Single-session and full weekend ticket options are available during the weekend. There are discounted rates for both youths (18 and under) and students of participating schools.
Parking is free and is available next to Jadwin Gym. The Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be going on Saturday, as well as a women's lacrosse home game against Duke, so the earlier you arrive, the better.
The entire weekend of competition will be streamed live on GoPrincetonTigers.TV. You can subscribe to watch live events here. A one-month subscription will allow fans to watch the full weekend, as well as events such as the Ivy Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, the Penn-Princeton basketball doubleheader, and several lacrosse games.
The video feed will be from a single camera that focuses on all mats. By maximizing your screen, you will be able to watch all four matches at once. There will be live audio throughout the weekend; it will be live commentary for part of the time, and the P.A. announcer at others. Combined with the Twitter feed (see below), you should be able to follow the competition throughout the weekend.
You can follow the official Twitter feed of the 2012 EIWA Championships here. Every result from the weekend will be updated on Twitter, as well as an update on what match is upcoming on each mat. This should help fans both in Jadwin and those unable to attend to follow their favorite wrestlers and teams throughout the weekend.
EIWA CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
Go here to access the EIWA Championship Central page on GoPrincetonTigers.com. Besides several of the key links listed above, this page provides significant historical information on the EIWA championships, including all individual and team champions, as well as all former NCAA champions from the EIWA and the members of the EIWA Hall of Fame.
Both championship programs and updated brackets will be on sale throughout the championship weekend. Brackets will also be posted on the EIWA Championship Central page throughout the weekend.
The EIWA is comprised of 14 teams: