Ivy League to launch postseason wrestling tournament starting in 2025

by Ivy League

Ivy League Wrestling Graphic, with logos of six Ivy schools with wrestling

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Ivy League has announced the addition of a postseason wrestling tournament, set to begin in the 2024-25 academic year.

"This is an exciting day for the Ivy League and, most importantly, for our league’s wrestling student-athletes and coaches," said Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. "This new postseason event will provide an unforgettable experience for our student-athletes and is a terrific way to further showcase the sustained national strength of Ivy League athletics.”

Last year, three Ivies (Cornell’s Vito Arujau and Yianni Diakomihalis and Princeton’s Patrick Glory) were crowned NCAA national champions, and five Ivies made it to the semifinal round. In the last 10 years, Ivies have been crowned wrestling national champions 10 times and have earned 50 wrestling All-American honors.

The six Ivy League schools that sponsor wrestling currently compete in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA). Beginning in 2024-2025, the Ivy League institutions will compete in the Ivy League Wrestling Tournament to determine automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament.

“We want to acknowledge the EIWA membership and the long history of success that our programs have benefited from over the many decades of their affiliation,” said Harris.

The first tournament is scheduled for March of 2025 in Jadwin Gymnasium on the campus of Princeton. The tournament will be the 19th overall Ivy League postseason event.

The site and rotation of the Ivy League wrestling tournament for 2026 and beyond will be determined in the coming months.