WRESTLING: Port Angeles hosting Battle for the Axe on Saturday

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Roughriders will look to defend its title at the ninth annual Olympic Shootout wrestling tournament, or Battle for the Axe, Saturday at Port Angeles High School.

The wrestling will start at 10 a.m. with six teams “battling for the axe” in a dual-meet tournament format.

Each team will wrestle each of the others and will therefore wrestle a total of five duals.

Awards will go to the individual most outstanding wrestler and the top two teams with the champion claiming the axe for the next year, as the host Riders have done for the last three years.

Class 2A and 3A will be represented as the following teams are set to battle it out: Port Angeles (2A), Sequim (2A), Bremerton (2A) and North Mason (2A) from the Olympic League, along with White River (2A) and Mount Tahoma (3A).

There also will be a JV round-robin tournament that will run on a fourth mat so that all wrestlers will get a chance to compete in the exciting setting.

This year’s Battle for the Axe should be a quite competitive with the quality of the teams and the many returning state placers who will be in action.

The Port Angeles Wrestling booster club will be selling concessions as well as apparel with all proceeds going to benefit the Port Angeles Roughrider Wrestling program.

Here is the tournament schedule:

■ Round 1, 10 a.m.

Port Angeles vs. Sequim (mat 1)

Bremerton vs. North Mason (mat 2)

Mount Tahoma vs. White River (mat 3)

■ Round 2, 11:30 a.m.

Port Angeles vs. Bremerton (mat 1)

Sequim vs. Mount Tahoma (mat 2)

North Mason vs. White River (mat 3)

■ Round 3, 1 p.m.

Port Angeles vs. North Mason (mat 1)

Sequim vs. White River (mat 2)

Bremerton vs. Mount Tahoma (mat 3)

■ Lunch

■ Round 4, 3 p.m.

Port Angeles vs. Mount Tahoma (mat 1)

Sequim vs. North Mason (mat 2)

Bremerton vs. White River (mat 3)

■ Round 5, 4:30 p.m.

Port Angeles vs. White River (mat 1)

Sequim vs. Bremerton (mat 2)

North Mason vs. Mount Tahoma (mat 3)

Last modified: January 02. 2014 6:12PM
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