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2022-23 Winter Rolling of the Peas Presented By COUNTRY Financial

The Rolling of the Peas presented by COUNTRY Financial is a tri-annual (fall, winter, spring) blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in IHSA bracketed team sports. The 2022-23 winter drawing was held at the IHSA Office on Wednesday, December 20. This drawing covered the winter sports of girls basketball, boys basketball, and dual team wrestling, as well as Scholastic Bowl. IHSA staff members made the drawings. Traditionally, the pairings are made by ordering the sites that feed into the state finals in alphabetical order and numbering them. Then numbered peas are drawn from a bottle. The number on the first pea drawn represents the site whose winner will occupy the first position on the bracket, and so on. “The rolling of the peas” dates back to at least 1940. For more information on the history of the Rolling of the Peas, click here.

Class 1A Scholastic Bowl

Quarterfinal bracket position #1: Aledo (Mercer County) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #2: Southern Illinois (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #3: Glen Carbon (Father McGivney) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #4: Athens Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #5: Elgin (E. Academy) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #6: Port Byron (Riverdale) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #7: Effingham (St Anthony) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #8: Decatur (St. Teresa) Sectional

Class 2A Scholastic Bowl

Quarterfinal bracket position #1: Macomb Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #2: Rockford (Auburn)
Quarterfinal bracket position #3: Hinsdale (Central) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #4: Oswego (East) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #5: North Suburbs Area (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #6: Flossmoor (Homewood-F.) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #7: East Central Illinois Area (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #8: Mt. Vernon (HS) Sectional

Boys individual wrestling

Starting weight of the championship bouts at State Finals: 182 lbs.

Dual Team Wrestling Sectional Pairings

In boys dual team wrestling, the regional winners will be paired at the sectional level as follows:
The names of the four regional sites will be alphabetized according to standard IHSA naming protocol and labeled A through D.
The first sectional match (Match 1) will pair the winner of Regional B and the winner of Regional D.
The second sectional match (Match 2) will pair the winner of Regional C and the winner of Regional A.
The winners of Match 1 and Match 2 will both advance to the State Finals. The pairings for the State Finals are outlined below.

Girls individual wrestling

Starting weight of the championship bouts at State Finals: 130 lbs.

Dual Team Wrestling State Finals
Class 1A

Quarterfinal bracket position #1: Match 1 of Wilmington Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #2: Match 2 of Vandalia Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #3: Match 1 of Vandalia Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #4: Match 2 of Oregon Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #5: Match 2 of Wilmington Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #6: Match 1 of El Paso (EP-Gridley) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #7: Match 1 of Oregon Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #8: Match 2 of El Paso (EP-Gridley) Sectional

Class 2A

Quarterfinal bracket position #1: Match 1 of Sycamore (HS) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #2: Match 1 of Chatham (Glenwood) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #3: Match 1 of Chicago & North Suburbs Area Sectional (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #4: Match 2 of Chicago & North Suburbs Area Sectional (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #5: Match 2 of Chatham (Glenwood) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #6: Match 2 of Chicago (Brother Rice) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #7: Match 2 of Sycamore (HS) Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #8: Match 1 of Chicago (Brother Rice) Sectional

Class 3A

Quarterfinal bracket position #1: Match 2 of TBA Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #2: Match 1 of DeKalb Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #3: Match 1 of Southwest Chicago Suburbs Sectional (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #4: Match 2 of DeKalb Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #5: Match 1 of North Chicago Suburbs Sectional (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #6: Match 2 of Southwest Chicago Suburbs Sectional (TBA)
Quarterfinal bracket position #7: Match 1 of TBA Sectional
Quarterfinal bracket position #8: Match 2 of North Chicago Suburbs Sectional (TBA)

Class 1A girls basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Mt. Sterling (Brown County) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: Elgin (Harvest Christian Academy) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Effingham (St. Anthony) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Pontiac Super Sectional

Class 2A girls basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Chicagoland Super Sectional (TBA)
Semifinal bracket position #2: Peotone Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Macomb Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Salem Super Sectional

Class 3A girls basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Pontiac Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: River Forest (Concordia University) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Taylorville Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Carpentersville (Dundee-Crown) Super Sectional

Class 4A girls basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Palatine (Foreign) Super-Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: Bloomington (Illinois Wesleyan U.) Super-Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Schaumburg (HS) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Hinsdale (Central) Super Sectional

Class 1A Boys Basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Jacksonville (Jacksonville Bowl) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: Normal (ISU) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Carbondale (SIU) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: DeKalb (NIU) Super Sectional

Class 2A boys basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Carbondale (SIU) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: Joliet (Central) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Sterling (HS) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Springfield (Bank of Springfield Center) Super Sectional

Class 3A boys basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Hoffman Estates (NOW Arena) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: Chicago (UIC) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Ottawa (Twp.) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Springfield (Bank of Springfield Center) Super Sectional

Class 4A boys basketball

Semifinal bracket position #1: Hoffman Estates (NOW Arena) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #2: DeKalb (NIU) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #3: Chicago (UIC) Super Sectional
Semifinal bracket position #4: Normal (ISU) Super Sectional

Sectional pairings

In boys and girls basketball, some sectionals are seeded in their entirety (“sectional complexes”) and some are seeded in two separate groups (“sub-sectionals”). The seeds are then distributed among four regions for the first level of competition. In the sectional semifinals, the regional champions are paired as follows:

Sectional complex: The regional containing the #1 seed is paired with the regional containing the #4 seed, while the regional containing the #2 seed is paired with the regional containing the #3 seed.

Two sub sectionals: The regional containing the #1 seed of sub-sectional A is paired with the regional containing the #2 seed of sub-sectional B, while the regional containing the #1 seed of sub-sectional B is paired with the regional containing the # 2 seed of sub-sectional A. An exception to these pairings is made for the southernmost sectional in Class 4A. In these sectionals, the regional winners from the Metro-East area will play at a local site. The regional winners from central Illinois will play their semifinals at another site. The sectional championship game will be played at the sectional site.

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