Friday, January 21, 2011

SPORTS>>CAC laying down mats for big meet

Leader sports editor

Central Arkansas Christian is hosting its fifth annual wrestling tournament featuring schools from across central Arkansas and spanning classifications ranging from 1A to 7A.

The tournament, held at the school’s secondary campus, boasts a 32-man bracket across four mats with a total of 26 teams participating.

Local teams Cabot, Searcy, Beebe and North Pulaski will compete.

Competition began Friday evening and ends tonight. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Last year’s overall winner, Rogers Heritage, returns this year along with past winners Little Rock Central (2009) and Bentonville (2008).

Medals will be awarded in the 14 divisions for first through fourth place and there will be trophies for overall team winners in places first through third.

An outstanding wrestler award will be given in the 103-140-pound weight divisions and the 145-285-pound divisions.