The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

February 23, 2013

Seven locals to wrestle for title

FAIRMONT — Welcome to Class AA-A, Marion County.

In its first state tournament wrestling at a lower classification after years at triple-A, Marion County has made its presence known through two days at Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

An astounding 11 county wrestlers reached Friday’s semifinal round, and seven will wrestle for a state championship tonight.

It’s the most area wrestlers in a state final since 2008, when six reached the year’s last match and massive bump over this past season when East Fairmont’s Jesse Roman was the only one left standing.

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