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Sidney Wrestlers Prepare for Eagle Invitational


December 4, 2019 | View PDF

Sidney wrestling coach Guy Melby (left) leads his team through practice on Nov. 30.

The defending state champion Sidney High School wrestling team is set to compete at the annual Sidney Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament at the Sidney High School Dec. 6-7. The tournament will begin on December 6 with a team dual tournament followed by the individual tournament beginning Friday night and concluding Saturday, Dec. 7.

Dual team wrestling on Dec. 6 will begin at 9 a.m. with the dual championship at 3:30 p.m. The individual tournament first round will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The quarterfinals will begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 followed by the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. and the finals at 4:40 p.m.

This year's tournament will include some of the top wrestling teams in the country. Attending are 30 schools from six states in various classes including returning champion teams from all three Montana classes, Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington and North Dakota.

"Our goal is to win it this year," stated SHS wrestling coach Guy Melby. The Eagles placed second behind Idaho state champions Post Falls last year. Post Falls will be returning this year and most likely will be the team to beat. The Eagles have another top-notch team this year with four returning state champions.


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