The top senior wrestlers from Northeast Iowa and Southeast Minnesota who have completed outstanding high school careers will face off in the 18th annual all-star “Border Battle” dual meet Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., at the Crestwood High School.

“Things are still up in the air with both the Iowa and Minnesota teams,” stated Dennis Meirick, president of the hosting Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. “Minnesota just finished their state tournament this weekend and will be putting their team together in the next few days and snow days in Iowa have delayed responses from other wrestlers.”

Meirick noted wrestlers from Crestwood, New Hampton, Waukon, South Winn, MFL MarMac, Riceville, North Fayette Valley and Wapsie Valley will wrestle for the Iowa squad. Iowa won last year’s Border Battle to take a 9-8 series advantage.

“We’ve got some quality veteran wrestlers representing the Iowa squad and southeast Minnesota continues to be one of the best overall regions for Minnesota,” Meirick said. “The Iowa squad has 10 state qualifiers and nine wrestlers who have won over 100 matches in their high school careers.”

Other Iowa wrestlers who have already committed include: Hunter Fousek, Crestwood; Gunner Rodgers, North Fayette Valley; Michael Egen, MFL MarMac; Nathan Hyde, Wapsie Valley; Miles Hansmeier, Waukon; Chad Eastman, Riceville; Hunter Miller, MFL MarMac; Cam Rasing, New Hampton/Turkey Valley; Weston Fantz, North Fayette Valley; Tayton Bullerman, South Winn; Stone Peckham, Crestwood and Rylan Duffy, Wapsie Valley.

Tickets for the event are $6 for adults and $5 for students and will be sold at the door at Crestwood.