Tristate Wrestling Tournament
When: December 14-15, 2012
- Friday & Saturday
Where: North Idaho College
- Coeur d’Alene, ID
What: Individual Tournament
The annual Tri-State wrestling tournament may be getting older, but it’s showing that even old dogs can learn new tricks.
Friday launches the 41st edition and this year the tourney will include a 15th weight – 98 pounds – commensurate with the classes used in Idaho.
It’s on an experimental basis, North Idaho College coach and tourney director Pat Whitcomb said.
“We’re not even seeding that class. It’s going to be a scramble,” Whitcomb said.
One constant, though, is the difficulty the tourney offers annually. Most years, coaches believe the tourney is tougher than state meets. That shouldn’t change this weekend.
Whitcomb said four teams are contenders for the team title – Hermiston, Kuna (from the Boise area), Lewiston and Post Falls. Dark horses would be Mead and University, which captured the Inland Empire Classic title Saturday.
The tourney, which features 511 wrestlers from a record 59 teams, begins Friday morning at 10 at North Idaho College. The quarterfinals are that evening at 7. Action resumes Saturday morning at 9 with the semifinals at noon and finals at 5:30.
- Article #1 (spokesman.com)
2012 Tristate Wrestling Resources:
Brackets - Results from the 2012 Tristate Tournament with Team Scores
Forums - Find Info on the Tournament (Sportsboards.com)
Video - Video for the 2012 Tristate
Information - Info Regarding the Tristate Tournament