Classic One-Half of Intermountain Champion Series
March 8, 2007
¾ The Mountain Top Classic,
largest freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in Utah, has been
selected as the last leg of the Intermountain Champion Series, aimed at
recognizing the finest athletes in the Intermountain West.
The two tournaments at the Mountain Top
Classic, coupled with the freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments at the
Idaho Express Invitational in Boise, Ida., will be used as criteria for
naming an Intermountain Champion in each of the seven USA Wrestling age
divisions. The Idaho Express Invitational will be held on March
910, 2007, at Centennial High School; the Mountain Top Classic will be
held on March 2324, 2007, at Jordan High School in Sandy, Uta.
We have been talking about this for a couple
Bill Kilpack (III), coach of Sandy-based Mountain Top Wrestling Club. What
it came down to was, finally, we should just DO it. We worked hand
in hand to develop the criteria for the point system, and cross-promote
our events to generate greater competition.
Tournament Directors Terry and Lani Wall of
Boise and Kilpack created the point system to track the accomplishments of
the athletes participating in their events. First-place winners
would receive 100 points, second-place 85 points, third 70 points, fourth
55 points, fifth 40 points, and sixth 25 points. Winners of
Outstanding Wrestler awards in the different age divisions would receive
an additional 50 points, and winners of Fastest Pin awards from each
tournament would receive an additional 25 points.
"Top point scorers in each division will
receive a very attractive award proclaiming that athlete an
Intermountain Champion," Kilpack said.
This is the first year of the
Intermountain Champion Series and, in the future, we are confident
that it will continue to grow and develop, adding more tournaments
to the series and recognizing more athletes as the best of the
Intermountain West, he said.
Mountain Top Wrestling Club is a nonprofit
501(c)3 corporation dedicated to providing a venue for individuals to
learn, develop and refine their athletic skills and abilities; and
educating regarding the rules and regulations of freestyle, folkstyle and
Greco-Roman wrestling. It is open to
male and female athletes ages four and older who
live anywhere in the State of Utah. Practices are held in two sessions, three days a week
from 5:308 p.m. at Jordan High School. For more information, call 641-9832, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on the Worldwide Web at
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