WRAL tournament features dozens of top wrestlers
Posted December 20, 2012
Updated December 21, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Top high school wrestlers from across the country will flock to Athens Drive High School in Raleigh Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual WRAL Wrestling Tournament.
The field of 37 teams includes three returning WRAL champions, 10 state champions and 31 wrestlers who are undefeated grappling on mats in three gyms on the Jaguar campus at 1420 Athens Drive.
Matches begin Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., and champions will be crowned Saturday after the 4:30 p.m. matches.
Among the highlights will be matches featuring Scotland County's Nick Kee (23-0, 170 pounds) and his sister, Jessi Kee (15-3) who wrestles in the 138-pound weight class.
If you go
Place: Athens Drive High School (1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606)
Date: Friday & Saturday, Dec. 21-22, 2012
Weight Classes: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285
Sanction: The tournament is sanctioned by the NCHSAA. All participants must be certified by the NCHSAA. National Federation & NCHSAA 2012-2013 rules apply.
Awards: Medals for top 4 places. Trophies for team champ, runner-up, and most falls in least amount of time. Six place scoring.
Tickets: $6 Friday, $10 Saturday, $6 Finals Only