Big South Conference Wrestling Meet Invades Jackson
Jackson County Central wrestling is hosting the Big South Conference Tournament on Friday.
Huskies head coach Nate Hanson says JCC stepped up to host this individual tournament after severe weather forced officials to postpone the event last month.
“Pretty remarkable that 15 teams can get something rescheduled on that short notice and everyone can make it. Pretty important tournament. It determines all-conference and things like that so it has some meaning for the kids and for everybody involved. It’s good that we’re having it. It’s good that kids don’t miss it. Especially those seniors,” says Hanson.
Fairmont/Martin County West will be among the teams in town and head coach Adam Williamson says this will be a great tune-up for the shorthanded Red Bulls as the postseason approaches.
“We’ll get some section opponents to get some head-to-head matchups. We want to see where our guys are. Our kids need to see for themselves. The injury bug has hit us pretty hard this year. We’re just looking to compete at the highest level. Our guys that we’re putting out there are ready for it and we’re looking forward to seeing how well they can perform,” says Williamson.
The top three wrestlers on Friday will earn all-conference honors with coaches voting to determine 14 at-large spots as well. Four varsity mats will be located in the main gym with four more down for JV action in the auxiliary gym.
JCC is releasing school early at 2:30 p.m. to help get the tournament get underway at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The school announced that JCC passes for students, adults, and seniors will not be honored because this is a conference meet. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students. The school also announced that students will park in the upper south lot by door #2 and staff will park by door #5 during the school day. They expect plenty of traffic with the tournament in town on Friday.
We will have results updates on Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter, throughout Friday afternoon and evening.