AOTY: First Round concludes, Quarterfinal Round match-ups set

The First Round of action has concluded in the 2018 Beacon Sports Staff Athlete of the Year tournament. The First Round featured several upsets. A total of five upsets occurred, while one pairing guarantees a double-digit seed in the Semifinal Round

For full results, and the updated bracket, click here.

The Quarterfinal Round opens later today at 10:00 a.m. A total of eight male and eight female match-ups will see voting close on tonight at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will advance to the Semifinal Round on Tuesday.

The 17-athlete tournament features all of the previous athlete of the weeks in a seeded bracket format similar to the NCAA tournament.

The tournament is broken into the same two categories as the typical athlete of the week segments, featured in every edition of The Beacon.

The champion of both categories will be featured in a full page spread in the final edition of The Beacon on Apr. 17.

The competition is being conducted utilizing Twitter polls via @wilkesbeacon. The winner of each poll advances to next round.

In the event of a tie, the higher seed will advance.

For coverage of the tournament, check out the following Twitter accounts:
Luke Modrovsky, Sports Editor — @LukeModrovsky
Ben Mandell, Asst. Sports Editor — @BenMandell55
Alex Kielar, Asst. Sports Editor — @alexkielar
Kirsten Peters, Staff Writer — @kirsterpetersss

Coverage will also be provided through media partner WCLH 90.7 FM — Wilkes University radio through @WCLH_radio and @WCLHsports

Dates and times for the remaining voting periods are as follows:
Quarterfinal round: Mon. Apr. 9, 10:00 a.m. – Mon. Apr. 9, 11:59 p.m.
Semifinal round: Tues. Apr. 10, 10:00 a.m. – Tues. Apr. 10, 11:59 p.m.
Championship round: Weds. Apr. 11, 10:00 a.m. – Weds. Apr. 11, 11:59 p.m.