Wrestlers Look to Capture Elusive RTOC Title
Reno, Nev. – The 21st Reno Tournament of Champions will be held Dec. 18-20 inside the Reno Events Center. The high school tournament will run the first two days with the college open tournament on the final day.
The University of Wyoming and Poway High School enter the weekend as defending champions. The Cowboys of Wyoming will work to defend the team title while Illinois, Stanford, Boise State, North Dakota State and a slew of others will look to knock the Cowboys off the pedestal.
Poway will look to fend off Union (OK), Yukon (OK), Crook County (OR), Easton Area (PA) and Pomona (CO) and a host of other high schools to capture their second consecutive team title. Easton has won the most team titles among any other team in the history of the tournament.
Poway enters the tournament ranked No. 22 according to Flo Wrestling, the highest ranked high school team in the tournament.
The Fighting Illini enters the tournament at No. 13, while the Cardinal of Stanford enter the tournament ranked No. 18.
The Illini will bring a pair of wrestlers in Isaiah Martinez and Zac Brunson looking to become only a handful that have won an individual RTOC title both in high school and college. The last wrestler to do that was Jordan Oliver, who won it with Easton and Oklahoma State.
For the past several years, the college tournament has also morphed into an open tournament to give individuals another opportunity to get in an additional tournament. Those competing in the college open tournament, which is combined with the college individual and team tournament, must be out of high school.
For the past several years, Flo Wrestling has been a staple at the Reno Tournament by videoing matches and promoting the tournament. For this year’s tournament, we will again work with Flo Wrestling to provide all the live streaming and tournament software. Fans can follow live by going to www.flowrestling.org and clicking on the FloArena tab.
Fans wanting to come watch wrestling can purchase tickets at the ticket office at the Reno Events Center the day of the tournament.
The Eldorado and Silver Legacy will once again be the host hotels for the tournament. Those looking to come to Reno for the tournament can use the following promo codes for each hotel in order to receive a discounted rate:
Eldorado – MTCFM15
Silver Legacy – RTOC15
Tournament action will begin at 9 a.m. each day with the high school finals scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Dec. 19. The college tournament will also begin at 9 a.m. and we will look to start the finals by 6 p.m. For the entire tournament, however, the schedule is subject to change.
High School – Friday
Adults – $15
Students with ID’s and Senior Citizens – $12
Children 12 and under – $10
Children 5 and under – Free
Saturday – Same as above
Saturday Finals – Same as above
College – Sunday
Adults – $20
Students with ID’s and Senior Citizens – $8
Children 12 and under – $5
Children 5 and under – Free