2011 Reno Tournament of Champions
What: Individual Tournament
When: December 16 & 17, 2011
The 17thAnnual Reno Tournament of Champions will be held at the Reno Events Center from Dec. 16-18. The tournament will feature a two-day high school tournament followed by a one-day college tournament.
A number of area schools will compete against the nation’s best in what is dubbed the “Toughest Tournament in the U.S.A.” Ticket prices are $15 per day for the high school tournament and an additional $15 for the high school finals. The college tournament ticket prices are $20 all day. Floor passes are $25 and provides access to the floor only but you will still need to purchase a ticket for each day to get into the building.
This year, Easton (PA) high school and the University of Wyoming enter as defending team champions. Easton will look to win its 8th tournament overall, while the Cowboys of Wyoming will look to fend off No. 2 Oklahoma State and a host of other schools for its second tournament title.
Easton Area (PA) will look to begin a new string of consecutive titles this year. The Red Rovers will be challenged once again by Union (OK), Bakersfield (CA) and Poway (CA) and a host of other schools including in-state rival Pleasant Valley (PA). This year, four teams don Amateur Wrestling News’ Prep 40 in Bakersfield (CA), Union, Columbia (ID) and Poway.
The college tournament should be one of the most competitive and tournaments since the inception of the RTOC. With five teams ranked in the top 20 according to InterMat’s rankings, including OSU and defending RTOC champion Wyoming, this year’s tournament promises to be extremely competitive. This year, Air Force, Michigan State and Oregon State compete for the first time in several years, while Clackamas brings it’s defending NJCAA team to try to become the first non-D1 school to win the RTOC.
Battling to dethrone Mark Branch’s Wyoming Cowboys include John Smith’s Cowboys, No. 12 Stanford, the Beavers at 14 and No. 19 Cal Poly. With 28 schools competing, Sunday will promise to be an exciting day of tournament action that will include National implications, too.
After the three days are finished we will see why the tournament is the “Toughest Tournament in the U.S.A.”
Reno Tournament of Champions – Resources
- RTOC - Brackets
- RTOC - Team Standings