Northwestern School District will host a full weekend of wrestling - a middle school tournament is set for Saturday, Jan. 14, and an elementary-age novice tournament is set for Sunday, Jan. 15.
Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. both days in Albion’s Dr. Lynne K. Corder Gymnasium.
Fifteen middle school teams from Pennsylvania and Ohio will compete
Saturday in a pool-style tournament (most wrestlers get five
matches). The 12th annual event is the only tournament held for middle school grapplers in West County.
Northwestern’s middle school wrestlers are led by head coach Roger Sherman.
Cost for the day is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
On Sunday, first- and second-year elementary wrestlers from the region will converge in Albion for the second annual Northwestern Youth Novice Wrestling Tournament. Last year, eight teams competed in the first-time event.
“We’re giving our novice kids a local place to wrestle,” Northwestern Youth Wrestling head coach Jason Dersch said. “It’s the only time our kids will wrestle so close to home, so we encourage all of Albion to come out and support our growing youth program.”
Youth wrestlers have competed in four tournaments this season. In January, the team starts touring with Great Lakes Elementary League Wrestling, which consists of 18 teams from Erie, Crawford and Mercer counties.
Cost for Sunday's event is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 5 get in free.