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Tristate Wrestling Tournament

When:* December 14-15, 2012

Where:* North Idaho College

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.

Mead ran away with the title last year and Lewiston, which went on to capture its first state title, was a distant second, a half point ahead of Post*Falls.
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.

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