Lee looking to place
The 160-pound weight class will feature two local grapplers with Titusville’s Ehrin Lee joining Bowers of GM.
Lee qualified for his first state championship after a second-place finish in the region.
“(Lee) ended up fourth in the region last year,” Titusville head coach Mo Burns said. “That did not leave a happy taste in his mouth. When he won the semifinal this year it took a lot more pressure off of him.”
There is no question that Lee (31-6) has a tough draw. In his preliminary round match he will face Academy Park’s Abner Thompson (38-3). If Lee is able to advance, he will more than likely have a date with last year’s 160-pound state champion Chance Marstellar (36-0) of Kennard Dale.
“Going into that tournament you hear people talk about good and bad draws,” Burns said. “Any draw is going to be a tough draw. His first match is a winnable match. The only match that matters is your very next match.”
Quarters start Friday
The AAA championship quarterfinals are Friday at 1:30 p.m., followed by the semifinals Saturday at 9 a.m. and finals later that day at 7 p.m.
The top eight wrestlers from each weight class earn a medal.