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Brackets will be posted to the Brackets page as they are finalized.


Girls Grade 5 & Boys Grades 4 & 6 • Saturday, Febuary 23
Girls Grades 4 & 6 & Boys Grade 5 • Sunday, Febuary 24
Girls Grade 8 & Boys Grades 7 & 9 • Saturday, March 30
Girls Grades 7 & 9 & Boys Grade 8 • Sunday, March 31

All youth boys and girls basketball teams in Iowa in grades 4-9 are invited to play in the 2019 Pacesetter Iowa Youth Basketball State Championships!

Teams must attend the same school, or live or attend school in the same city, the same school district, or the same tribal community.

The champion, and possibly the runner-up, from Iowa will be invited to play in the 8-team Pacesetter Great Five-State Championship at the newly renovated Target Center in Minneapolis against teams from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Over 1,000 teams will be participating from the five states.

Pacesetter is a strong advocate for supporting “Hometown Teams” by providing instructional camps, tournaments and newsmagazines supporting high school basketball. In 39 years, Pacesetter has provided over 2,000 camps and 2,000 tournaments and published over 200 newsmagazines.

Pacesetter will provide Iowa Basketball News monthly this season here on our website. Check it out under "NEWSMAGAZINES and Iowa Basketball News.


Iowa State champions advance to the newly renovated Target Center in Minneapolis, where they play in the Great Five-State Championships against the top teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Pacesetter Great Five-State Championships
Target Center • Minneapolis, MN
All teams will play three games in one/two days in an eight-team bracket.
Dates will be announced when the MN Lynx 2019 schedule is set.

Check out last years Recap of the Great 5-State Playoffs by clicking on this link:

Iowa State (Feb.23-24 weekend) Updates

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