So two days ago, I?m literally sitting outside in the 70 degree sunshine before going to practice. It was awesome.
Yesterday, we traveled up to Albany. We might as well be in Canada. We drove through a blizzard and sub-freezing temperatures to get here. Now this is the State Championships weather I?m used to!
Nicky finished up his practice week really strong. He looks great! Here we are at the last State Team practice Wednesday.
When we got up here yesterday we checked in to our hotel with the Section 1 team, relaxed a bit and then headed over to the arena to get a workout in. We got a good, hard, short session for about 45 minutes and then headed back. Of course, we took Nick to the traditional Edgemont wrestling night-before-States dinner at the Victory Cafe? where else would we go!
So now I?m writing to you from my hotel room right before we head over to the arena for weigh-ins! Action starts at?9:30 AM?this morning.
I know many of you are coming up to support, but for those who can?t make it, here?s how to follow the action:
- Brackets here
- LIVE tournament scoring and LIVE updated brackets here?- you can follow every point of every bout in realtime right here!
- Updates on Nicky on our Twitter feed
For those of you making it up today or tomorrow, here are the details once again:
The State Championships starts Friday morning at?9:30 AM?at Albany?s?Times Union Center.
The Times Union Center is located at:
Albany, NY 12207
Tickets to the tournament can be purchased ahead of time (recommended – so you don’t get stuck on line) at:
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The Edgemont contingent will be in?Section 121.
Friday, February 23
8:30 am??????????Gates Open
9:30 am?.??????? Parade of Champions/National Anthem
10 am ? 2 pm?..?.??? Preliminaries: Division 1 and 2
2 pm ? 4 pm??..????Quarterfinals: Division 1 and 2
4 pm ? 8 pm?..?????Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 2
Saturday, February 24
8:30 am???????? Gates Open
9:30 am???????? National Anthem/Special Awards
10 am ? 12:30 pm???.. Semifinals: Division 1 and 2
Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 2
12:30 ? 2:00 pm????.. Wrestlebacks/Cons Semifinals: Div. 1 & 2
2 pm ? 3:30 pm?????Consolations Finals: Division 1 and 2
Saturday, February 24
5 pm???????? Gates Open
5:50 pm??????… Ceremonies Begin
6:30 pm.…………………… FINALS: Division 1 and 2 (2 mats only)
Hope to see a lot of you this weekend – please let me know if you?re coming up!
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