This third-year wrestling tournament will field 32 high school teams from across the Southeastern United States (NC, SC, TN, GA, VA, WV) competing on eight mats on the floor of the US Cellular Center in Downtown Asheville. This year’s tournament will be the most competitive with top teams from the various states. This is a team tournament with individual placements in a double elimination format with wrestle backs to 6th place. The registration fee is $225 for each varsity team. There is also a JV tournament open to wrestlers from the participating teams and the cost is $10 per wrestler.
To encourage the growth of the sport, the tournament is launching the Girls Invitational Division. The Girls Invitational Tournament is open to any participant. The fee will be $10 for a girls wrestler affiliated with a registered varsity team and $20 for a girls wrestler whose is unaffiliated with participating varsity team and the registration deadline is December 1, 2019. The registration fee for anyone registering after December 1, 2019 will be $30. Because this is a new division, it is important to register early. We are excited about this new division and development of girls wrestling in North Carolina and the surrounding states. Registration is now open on www.trackwrestling.com.
This event is hosted by the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville and the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission in conjunction with Buncombe County Schools and is sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Schedule: The schedule will be determined when the final field of teams is established. This will be a two-day event with the Finals on Saturday, December 21st. Weigh-ins will start at approximately 3:00 pm on Friday, December 20th with first matches to start about 5 pm. This may be adjusted to a later start based on the school academic and exam schedules.
Admission: All Tournament Package- $20; Single Day Passes- $13; Finals Only- $8; Student/Youth Ticket- $5.
Concessions: NO OUTSIDE CONCESSIONS ALLOWED. Concessions will be available all day in the arena.