The 55th Annual Powerade Holiday Wrestling Tournament continues to get bigger and better, and this year’s event might end up being the toughest in the country.
Powerade Wrestling Tournament: Schedule, Teams, Brackets, How To Watch
The tournament has grown to 66 teams, 27 from the WPIAL. It includes the top four programs — Blair Academy, Malvern Prep, St. Edwards and Wyoming Seminary — in the country and many top programs from the state: Waynesburg, Reynolds, Notre Dame-Green Pond, Burrell, Seneca Valley, Williamsport, Connellsville, Hempfield, North Allegheny and Latrobe.
“This definitely the best tournament we’ve ever had,” tournament director Frank Vulcano Jr. said. “It’s the first time we’ve had all the top programs here together.”
They will join Waynesburg, Malvern Prep, Wyoming Seminary, Latrobe, Erie Prep, St. Edwards (Ohio), Reynolds, Canon-McMillan, Connellsville and Kiski Area. Blair Academy, Wyoming Seminary and Malvern Prep are some of the top Prep teams in the country. Waynesburg and Reynolds are returning state champions.
Priest defeated Bellefonte’s Jude Swisher, 6-4, in overtime to win the 142 pound title. Linsenbigler (Clarion) knocked off Waynesburg’s Cole Homet, 5-4, at 155, and Berginc beat North Allegheny’s Dylan Coy, 7-2, at 132.
“Having the tournament at Canon-McMillan was not possible, so we moved to the Monroeville Convention Center, which is a much bigger facility.”
The Powerade tournament is one of the top three regular-season tournaments in the country.
The other two — Walsh Jesuit’s Ironman tournament and Beast of the East tournament — were canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Ohio and Delaware.
How to watch:
- STREAMING: Watch the 2021 Powerade Wrestling Tournament on FloWrestling. …
- On Your TV: Now Available on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast & Apple TV.
- Cast: Cast to your smart TV including Vizio, Samsung and LG TVs.
- On The Go: Download the FloSports app on iOS or Android.