The Finley Center will host the Deep South Duals and Nationals wrestling tournament from July 30 through August 1. This will be the first ever wrestling event held at the Hoover Met Complex. The two-part event will feature nearly 1,000 athletes from 27 states in both team and individual competition. The Duals part of the event, which is team competition, will take place on the 30th and 31st, with K-4, K-8, Girls K-12, and High School divisions. The final day of competition will feature individuals in age/weight brackets competing for an individual national title.
Tournament Director David Hill said “We are excited to be at the Finley Center in Hoover this Summer. This facility meets the needs of an ever-growing event, allowing for the anticipated growth, and the staff does an excellent job at handling the things which make for a great tournament.” About the competition he added “The Deep South Duals/Nationals is the toughest K-12 wrestling tournament in the Southeast. State champions sometimes find a winning record hard to come by at the Deep South. The competition is fierce, and the teams are solid.”
“We are extremely excited to welcome the Deep South Duals wrestling tournament to the Hoover Met Complex.” said HMC General Manager Dr. E. J. Brophy. “Wrestling is one of the world’s most exciting sports, and we are looking forward to the great competition and experience this event is sure to provide.”
The Deep South was born seven years ago with the primary purpose of growing the great sport of wrestling in Alabama. It began with the thought that if a quality event could be built here in our backyard, local kids would benefit greatly. As a result of this organization, more kids than ever are finding out about wrestling, and the number of girls competing, in particular, is growing at an exciting rate.
About the Hoover Metropolitan Complex: The Hoover Metropolitan Complex (HMC) is a world class, multi-sport and event complex located in Hoover, AL. The HMC includes the Hoover Met Stadium, the state-of-the-art Finley Center with Hoover Climbing & Adventure, an RV Park, outdoor baseball complex, multipurpose fields, the HMC Tennis Center, and all-inclusive Explore Playground and Splash Pad. The Hoover Met Stadium has served as the home of the SEC Baseball Tournament since 1998. The Hoover Metropolitan Complex is owned by the City of Hoover, Alabama. HMC is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities, and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies.