Class 1&2 State Wrestling Tournaments Underway In Salem

The Class 1 and 2 state wrestling tournaments have hit the mats at the Salem Civic Center this weekend. And there figures to be quite a battle in the Class 1 ranks where Rural Retreat has won 4 straight titles, but should face a challenge from Grundy who moves down a class this year. The Golden Wave has won a whopping 20 state crowns.
Coach Rick Boyd and Rural Retreat will certainly make a run in their drive for five, despite plenty of youth. The Indians have just one senior and one junior on the roster.
One of the feel good stories in this year's tournament is the Auburn Eagles. Head Coach Jeff Carter revived the program a little over a year ago after a 30 year hiatus. And four Eagles made the state tournament this year, Triston Perry, Jared Purdue, Dustin Arnold, and Asa Adkins.