West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament returns this weekend

The 68th Annual West Virginia State High School Wrestling Tournament is Thursday through Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Marketing and Sales Manager Cara Hedrick said Big Sandy is looking forward to hosting another wrestling tournament.

“We are very excited to have the state wrestling tournament return to the Big Sandy Arena,” Hedrick said. “This event has taken place here for several years and it is always a great crowd with lots of excitement for the downtown area. We look forward to hosting another great tournament, and the excitement, activity and business that this event brings to our downtown businesses.”

The tournament will begin Thursday with weigh-ins at 4:30 p.m. leading into the first wrestling session at 6:30 p.m.

Weigh-ins start 9:30 a.m. Friday and the second wrestling session starts 11:30 a.m. with AA/A and AAA quarterfinals.

The third session starts 7:30 p.m. Friday with the AA/A and AAA championship semifinals.

Weigh-ins are 8:45 a.m. Saturday before the fourth wrestling session at 10:45 a.m. with AA/A and AAA consolation semifinals and AA/A and AAA consolation finals for third and fifth place.

The AA/A and AAA championship finals start 6 p.m. Saturday.

Adult general admission tickets are $8 and student general admission tickets are $7. Adult tickets for all sessions are $40 and student tickets for all sessions are $35.

Sara Ryan can be contacted at [email protected].