Placer Valley Tourism and Sacramento Area Wrestling Association (SAWA) are thrilled to announce they are partnering up to host the first-ever Women's West Coast Tournament of Champions (WWCTOC) on December 19-20 at the prestigious Hardwood Palace in Rocklin.
This exciting inaugural wrestling tournament will feature both high school and college wrestling matches. The high school competition will take place all-day on Saturday and feature 14 different weight divisions ranging form 101 to 235 pounds. The college teams will compete on Sunday with 10 weight divisions between 101 to 191 pounds.
Jeremy Arsich of SAWA is looking forward to not only making wrestling history with this monumental event but excited about the teams on board and the caliber of wrestlers competing. "We have more than 30 high school teams and adding more each day," added Arsich. "There are 21 state qualifiers competing as well."
Locally there are several high schools that will be represented including Woodcreek, Del Oro, Lincoln, Bella Vista and Casa Roble High School. Lauren Mason from Woodcreek High School and Savannah Scott from Del Oro High School, both whom are state qualifiers will be competing in the 111 pound weight division. Natalie Lipman, a state qualifier in the 126 pound class will be representing Lincoln High School and Elana Topete, another Del Oro wrestler and also a state qualifier will compete in the 150 pound division.
President of SAWA, Don Martinez explained that it is going to be a freestyle tournament with amazing awards for the champions. "There will be medals for the top six placers in each divisions, three awards for the most outstanding wrestler per division, team awards and customs backpacks for the champions," added Martinez.
Both SAWA and PVT are looking forward to this new venture and confident that it will become an annual event here in Placer Valley. If you want to witness history in the making come down to Hardwood Palace located at 1091 Tinker Rd in Rocklin this weekend and see the WWCTOC in action.