The Michigan High School Athletic Association reports that the Team Wrestling Finals will be hosted by McGuirk Arena at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant for two years beginning with the 2016 tournament.

The Team Wrestling Finals previously had been hosted by Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek since their inception in 1988.

The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association made the decision during its annual Winter Meeting on March 27 in East Lansing.

McGuirk, formerly Rose Arena, is part of the CMU Events Center and reopened in 2010 after the facility underwent $22.5 million in renovations. McGuirk seats 4,867 fans for wrestling competitions, and the building also features adjacent practice areas that will be utilized by teams competing at the MHSAA Finals.

“We are grateful to the athletic directors, staff and volunteers whose time and energy factored heavily into creating and growing the Team Wrestling Finals at Kellogg Arena,” MHSAA Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts said. “The decision to move from Battle Creek was not an easy one. However, we believe Central Michigan University offers us a fantastic opportunity to continue growing one of our most popular championship events.”

Rose Arena formerly served as host of the MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals from 1997-2003.

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