Wrestling championships around the corner

By Ryan DeCosta - rdecosta@civitasmedia.com

The state tournament for wrestling is looming, and it looks like the stakes are even higher in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

According to the NCHSAA, the No. 1 seed from the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference will earn a bye into the second round of the state championships. The team would meet the winner of the game between a wildcard team and the No. 2 team from the Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference. Additionally, unless it earns a wildcard spot, that No. 1 seed for the Mountain Valley is the only seed guaranteed to be in the playoffs.

Elkin sits at 2-0 overall, while North Wilkes is the only other team who has won a dual meet this season. Elkin’s final regular season match is Jan. 26 at West Wilkes.

The tournament is scheduled to begin Feb. 2 for the first and second round, with the finals scheduled for Feb. 6 for dual team. For individuals, the regionals are scheduled for Feb. 12-13, with the state championship being decided from Feb. 18-20.

Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.

By Ryan DeCosta