16th annual Eastern States Classic at SUNY Sullivan

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[via: lohud.com]

Two wrestlers facing off while referee looks on

One of the premier competitions in the Northeast includes 166 schools.

The 16th annual Eastern States Classic wrestling tournament will return to Sullivan Community College this weekend, with many of the best wrestlers from the Lower Hudson Valley making the trip to the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse in Loch Sheldrake, New York.

The prestigious tournament has earned the reputation as one of the premier competitions in the Northeast and will include 166 schools representing six different states. The event will feature 1,040 bouts over two days with nine active mats.

The tournament will take place on Friday and Saturday, with fans having the option of buying a one-day pass for $12 or a two-day pass for $20. For students under the age of 21 and adults over the age of 55, it’s $5 for a one-day pass and $10 for both days. Tickets can be purchased in advance via ticketleap.com.

Seeds for the Eastern States Classic are expected to be released late Wednesday night and will be published on lohud.com/sports.

Here is the schedule for both days:

Friday, Jan. 12

Saturday, Jan. 13