And then there were 32! Following an opening Wisconsin Cities Bracket round that found more than 35,000 total votes being cast, our hand-selected field of 64 wonderful Wisconsin places has now been cut in half. After that thrilling first round that featured a bunch of upsets, a few close calls, and Rhinelander getting the most total votes so far, we honestly have no idea how Round 2 is going to pan out. But we’re excited to find out!

As was the case last round, competitors have been separated into the following regions: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast. Round 2 started March 8 and runs through March 14. Subsequent rounds will take place March 15-21, March 22-26, March 27-29, and the Finals will run from March 30 through 11:59 p.m. on March 31. Vote early and vote as many times as you’d like. Round 1 of Milwaukee Record‘s Wisconsin Cities Bracket sponsored by Lakefront Brewery (and a JPG of the bracket itself to this point) can be found below!


Eau Claire vs. Hayward

Stevens Point vs. Superior

Rhinelander vs. Minocqua

Chippewa Falls vs. Black River Falls


Madison vs. Sun Prairie

Baraboo vs. Viroqua

Wisconsin Dells vs. Monroe

La Crosse vs. Spring Green


Green Bay vs. Egg Harbor

Manitowoc vs. Menasha

Oshkosh vs. Sturgeon Bay

Appleton vs. Eagle River


Milwaukee vs. Wauwatosa

West Bend vs. Cudahy

Sheboygan vs. Beloit

West Allis vs. Franklin

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Vote in Round 1 of our Wisconsin Cities Bracket