Highlanders coming to Point Pleasant for dual

Bryan Walters

January 13, 2014

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A pivotal match … with some swag to boot.

The Point Pleasant varsity wrestling team will be hosting Huntington High Wednesday night in a dual between top-10 Class AAA programs at the Point Pleasant Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.

The Big Blacks — who are ranked seventh overall in the state — will welcome the top-ranked Highlanders for a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader, which will begin with JV matches at 5:30 p.m.

The dual will feature 21 wrestlers ranked in the top-10 of their individual weight classes, with HHS bringing 11 of the seeds — including a trio of top-rated grapplers. Eight of the Highlanders’ 11 wrestlers are also ranked in the top-four of their respective weight classes, compared to just three for the Big Blacks.

The dual contest will be sponsored by Dr. Kelly Roush and team water bottles will be given out to the first 200 fans in attendance. There will also be door prizes at the event.