Big Blacks have 3 AAA state finalists


By Bryan Walters - [email protected]



Point Pleasant senior Tannor Hill will compete in the 220-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.


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Point Pleasant junior Grant Safford will compete in the 182-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.


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Point Pleasant freshman George Smith will compete in the 106-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.


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Point Pleasant will have a trio of grapplers competing for individual state championships Saturday night during the 69th annual WVSSAC state wrestling meet at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

The main event will start at 6 p.m., and the Big Blacks will have the first of their three Class AAA matches in the opening bout as freshman George Smith goes for the 106-pound crown.

Nine weight classes will be decided before PPHS takes the mat again as junior Grant Safford goes for the 182-pound title, then senior Tannor Hill looks to wrap up his career on a good note in the 220-pound championship bout.

Point senior Hunter White — this year’s Class AAA Region 4 Most Outstanding Wrestler — can finish as high as third place at 170 pounds when the consolation rounds begin Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Complete results of the 2016 WVSSAC state wrestling championships are available on the web at wvmat.com

Point Pleasant senior Tannor Hill will compete in the 220-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PP-Hill.jpgPoint Pleasant senior Tannor Hill will compete in the 220-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Point Pleasant junior Grant Safford will compete in the 182-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PP-Safford.jpgPoint Pleasant junior Grant Safford will compete in the 182-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

Point Pleasant freshman George Smith will compete in the 106-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PP-Smith.jpgPoint Pleasant freshman George Smith will compete in the 106-pound Class AAA state final Saturday night at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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