MVHS to host FINAL Big 8 Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Championship Tournaments!
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, MVHS will play host to two historic events: the final championship tournaments for the Big 8 in both Wrestling as well as Swimming & Diving!
Starting off the day, Big 8 grapplers will pair off on the mats starting at 9:15 am CST. Round 2 should start approximately at 11 am CST. Brackets will be paired down until there are “Face-offs” for 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th. Awards will be given to the top 4 wrestlers in each weight class after the completion of each championship round. A championship plaque will be awarded to the team champion as well.
Just down the hallway at the pool, the divers representing the Big 8 schools will take to the spring boards beginning at 10 am CST. Swim finals will dive off the deck beginning at 1 pm CST with the final rounds of the diving competition to be embedded in the finals. Ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event, both male and female. Similar to wrestling, there will be two team championship plaques awarded: one male team, one female team.
Tickets for each event are $6 each and may be purchased at the door. Tickets are non-transferable between championship events. However, patrons purchasing a ticket for the morning diving session will be provided re-admission for the afternoon session by obtaining a stamp on their hand. No school passes will be accepted at the door.
Patrons attending the wrestling tournament are encouraged to enter “Door 2” which is the “Main Gym” entrance at Mt. Vernon High School located at 700 Harriett Street. Look for the electronic sign located next to the flag pole for this entrance.
Patrons attending the swimming and diving tournament are to enter Mt. Vernon Junior High School door #15. This door faces the tennis courts and is closest to the “M-Club Pavilion” featuring concrete benches out front.
Championship T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the events. The shirts will be long-sleeve T’s and priced at $15 (cash only). EI Sports is in charge of creating and selling the shirts.
Please spread the word! This will be your last chance to see exciting Big 8 Conference match-ups in these two sports! Hope to see you here!