2018 Arkansas High School State Wrestling Tournament Set

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Arkansas State High School Wrestling Tournament has been set for:
Friday, February 16th & Saturday, February 17th, 2018
at the Jack Stephens Center located at:  2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204

 

 

Host Hotel:
Four Points by Sheraton
925 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
Group Code: AB15AA
Group Rate: $89 per night

To make reservations please call Ethan Blakley at the number below or email him
Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm (501)-748-4705
Email:  ethan.blakley@fourpointslittlerockmidtown.com

First National Girls High School rankings released

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestlingon Friday released their first national rankings for high school girls.

The three leading wrestling organizations have partnered to create regular national rankings and will work together to strategically publish rankings throughout the year. Rankings will be on each organization’s website as well as being promoted through each of their different media platforms.

“One of the best ways to grow our sport is through increased participation from female athletes,” said National Wrestling Hall of Fame Executive Director Lee Roy Smith. “We all feel that it is time for our female wrestlers to be awarded the same opportunities as male wrestlers, and having regular national rankings is a positive step towards making that happen.”

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Steen awarded with honor

Our very won Randy Steen has been handed the Bobby Walton Award, an honor recognizing the most oustanding mat official from the Junior National Duals Freestyle in Tulsa back in June.

Recognized as one of the top officials in the sport, is also the lead official at the state tournament. Steen has been involved with wrestling for the past 47 years and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He’s been involved with the sports since the 8th grade, having wrestled for four years in high school and lettered three years at Southwest Missouri State University.

After graduating college Steen began coaching and officiating and has played a vital role in the growth of Arkansas wrestling since it was sanctioned as a high school sport in 2008.  He spent three years coaching at Rogers Heritage, where he led the Eagles to a state championship.

Little Rock Christian Academy Holds First Annual Middle School Wrestling Tournament

Little Rock Christian Academy will host its First Annual Middle School Wrestling Tournament for sixth through eighth grade students on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at the Little Rock Christian Gym.  Weigh Ins are from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. with the matches starting at 6:00 p.m.  All middle school students attending a school with a wrestling program are eligible to participate, applications are due by January 17th, 2012.  Contact Bruce Hurlbut (501) 681-3455 or brucehurlbut@comcast.net, Leland Kurfess (501) 765-5819, or Danny Newton (501) 515-0704.  Click on the following link for more details: LRCA MS Wrestling Application.