Cardinal Newman will be out to secure its third straight SCISA wrestling championship on Saturday at Heathwood Hall.
The organization’s state championship duals tournament begins at 10 a.m. with the championship and consolation finals tentatively set for 1 p.m. Cardinal Newman, which sports a 12-3 record, is the No. 1 seed.
First round matches feature Heathwood Hall vs. Orangeburg Prep and Ben Lippen vs. Augusta Christian. Cardinal Newman and No. 2 seed Hammond will start the action in the second round at 11 a.m.
“We have wrestled pretty well over the past couple of weeks, but there is always some pressure coming into the state tournament as the number one seed,” said CN coach Eric Goff.
“There is some good competition in SCISA this season, so it should be an exciting tournament. I’m looking forward to seeing what our guys have out there.”