Wrestle mania, high school style, once again returns to the Mooresville High School gymnasium just in time to kick off an extended Thanksgiving holiday celebration.
The Blue Devils hope to once again continue a longstanding victory celebration tradition as well.
The Devils will be seeking their fifth consecutive team title in their annual Wrestle for a Cure multi-team and daylong wrestling tournament.
Festivities surrounding the attraction will get underway with opening matches dslate to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Action on the part of the organizers is expected to continue well into the late evening hours.
All of the affair will be held in the MHS gym that will enable multiple matches to be taking place simultaneously.
Mooresville will be among the total of eight teams forming this year’s field. Others committed to attend include Alexander Central, North Iredell, Mountain Island Charter, Sun Valley, South Rowan, Charlotte Providence and Northwest Cabarrus.
All participants are guaranteed a set number of five bouts apiece that will take place during the full day’s card of wrestling action.
A full menu of concession items will be available throughout the competition.
Admission is set for $8 each.
Mooresville in particular is riding a tidal wave of success rendered in the Wrestle for a Cure over the course of the past four years. Last year’s successful defense of the team title following an undefeated cruise through a run of five appearances allowed the Blue Devils to bank a fourth straight championship crown. No other program can boast of as many Cure titles.
The Devils are also coming off a highly successful season overall as well.
A limited number of athletes are back in the team’s fold from last year’s crew that repeated as the team champion of the individual N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A class championship competition. It came on the heels of earning another I-Meck Conference team title and deep advancement into the dual-team portion of the state 4A class playoffs as well.
Under the Cure’s round-robin format, teams will face off against each other throughout the affair. The team emerging with the best overall record following all of the bouts will be declared the tournament’s champion during a post-event awards ceremony.
While the wrestling out on the mats will continue to generate interest among all in attendance, much more than just that action will once again be stressed during the affair.
That is the case as a portion of all admission fees and concession funds as well as some of the proceeds realized from the sale of accompanying Wrestle for a Cure merchandise will be used to benefit the gathering’s primary cause.
All funds raised as well as donations accepted will be used to contribute to the research needed to help fight all forms of cancer.