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Wrestling

WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament

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Since 1972, WRAL-TV and Capitol Broadcasting Company have sponsored the WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2014 marks the 43rd annual WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Matches will be held Dec. 19-20 at Athens Drive High School, 1420 Athens Drive in Raleigh.

2014 teams

These teams make up the field for the 2014 tournament:

Alexander Central, Ashley, Athens Drive, Broughton, Bunn, Cape Fear, Cardinal Gibbons, Croatan, Enka, Fuquay-Varina, Havelock, Heritage, Hoke County, Jack Britt, Jacksonville, Laney,
Leesville, Mallard Creek, Middle Creek, Millbrook, New Bern, New Kent (Virginia), Northern Durham, Oscar Smith,
Panther Creek, Pine Forest, Riverside, Rock Hill (South Carolina), Rocky Mount, Rosewood, Southern Lee, Southern Vance, Union Pines, Wake Forest–Rolesville, West Forsyth, West Johnston

 

Hotel details: Discounts for teams and fans around Raleigh

 

Format

The field includes 38 teams from across the country in a double-elimination tournament. The tournament is held on six mats. Look for the field to be finalized by Sept. 15.

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 NCHSAA. National Federation & NCHSAA 2014-2015 rules apply.

Pairings: Available daily during the tournament from TrackWrestling.com

Awards: Medals for top 5 placers. Trophies for team champions, runners-up and most falls in least time (championship). 6-place scoring.

WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament: Scoring


2014 Tournament Schedule

Friday, Dec. 19Saturday, Dec. 20

 

1:30 p.m. Weigh-ins

2:15 p.m. Coaches scratch meeting

3:15 p.m. First Round (6 mats in 3 locations)

5:30 p.m. (approx.) Championship 2nd round & Consolation 1st Round

7:30 p.m. (approx.) Consolation 2nd round

 

7:00 a.m. Weigh-ins

8:00 a.m. Quarterfinals (mats 1-3) & consol. 3rd round

10:00 a.m. (approx.) Semifinals (mats 1-2) and Consolation 4th round

1:00 p.m. (approx.) Consolation quarterfinals (3 mats)

2:00 p.m. (approx.) Consolation semifinals (3 mats)

3:45 p.m. (approx.) Championship Finals, 3rd place, 5th place (3 mats) and Awards Ceremony (awards to top 5 places)

 


For the fans

Tickets are $8 Friday, $10 Saturday and $8 for final matches only.

More spectator information 

History

In October 1972, Bob Caudle of WRAL-TV in Raleigh proposed that a high school wrestling tournament be held at North Carolina State University. This signaled the birth of the WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament! The tournament committee consisted of Johnny Clements and Watson Hollifield, the city and county athletic directors, and tournament director, Jerry Barker, then assistant wrestling coach at NC State. Seven Raleigh area schools participated and the finals were held in the WRAL-TV studio.

Since that time, more than 7,000 wrestlers from hundreds of teams from across the country have participated in what has become one of the most competitive and highly anticipated high school wrestling events of the year. Wrestlers who participate in the WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament regularly go on to state championships and collegiate wrestling careers.

Tournament results

Alexander Central won the team title in 2013. Two wrestlers from West Johnston – Sam Campbell at 220 and George Nathaniel at 160 – won their weight classes.

RJ Cloninger, of Lake Norman, (126 pounds) recorded the most falls – 4 falls in 6:04. New Kent, Va., took home the team sportsmanship award.

2013 WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament results

All Time Appearances | Past Champions | Record Holders

2012 results

2011 results

Contacts

Tournament Director: Jerry Barker | jerrybarker61@earthlink.net

Site Coordinator/Co-Tournament Director: Sean Finkbeiner, Athens Drive HS, 1420 Athens Dr., Raleigh NC 27606. | sfinkbeiner2@wcpss.net

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