Orion Tournament

Staff reports

Aledo, Rockridge, Sherrard will compete in Orion Invitational

The wrestling teams of Aledo, Rockridge and Sherrard will be amongst the 16 teams that compete in the 26th annual Orion Invitational Wrestling Tournament Jan. 23 and 24 at Orion High School.

On Friday the starting time is 6 p.m. They will wresele championship first and second rounds plus one round of wrestlebacks, (Four mats will be used Friday).

On Saturday the starting time is 9:15 a.m. There will be one round of wrestlebacks followed y championship semifinals. After a lunch break at approximately 12:15 the semi-final wrestlebacks will be conducted.

After a 30 minute break the finals will follow. (Three mats will be used on Saturday).

For several teams this tournament will be a final tune-up for the State dual searies.

A newcomer, Oregon, will have the bull's eye as team favorte, but like always the final decision will be made on the mats. They will be pushed by returning tournament champion and state ranked Dakota, along with Riverdale, Kewanee, Macomb, Normal U-High and Gibson City Melvin Sibley.