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WRESTLING

Women's West Coast Tournament this weekend

Hardwood Palace to host
By: Staff Report
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The Women's West Coast Tournament of Champions (WWCTOC) returns for the third installment on Dec. 15-16 and this year is going to be the biggest one yet.

This incredible all-female wrestling tournament will take place at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin with a high school and college division. 

Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is partnering with Sacramento Area Wrestling Association (SAWA) and Cliff Keen Wrestling, who will again be the title sponsor. 

The tournament kicks off Friday, with the college women wrestlers hitting the mats for duals. The high school varsity and junior varsity wrestler’s competition that same day. The college open round takes play Saturday and the high school athletes wrap-up their final individual matches.   

 The WWCTOC is the only all-female tournament in the nation that features both college and high school wrestlers, plus a college showcase. Coaches will have the opportunity to observe, interact and recruit top female high school wrestlers from the West Coast. The wrestlers will be able to meet with college coaches to gain first-hand insight to many different college wrestling programs and the recruiting process.  

"We have 14 colleges coming out recruiting and 11 of those colleges will also be bringing girls to compete; the WWCTOC has already grown so much in just three years," commented SAWA President Don Martinez III. "Last year we had 42 high schools competing and this year we have 70!" 

Adding to the excitement is the fact that there will be teams from every section in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) participating. Plus the highest ranked girls wrestling high school teams in the state will all be there, including: Selma, Birmingham, Del Oro, Enochs, Tokay and Northview. It will be a fight to the finish to see who will be crowned this year's WWCTOC champion.   

The Hardwood Palace is at 1091 Tinker Road in Rocklin.  

Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is made up for the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers and other services. To learn more about how PVT can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call 916-773-5400.