POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The eighth annual Jason Eades Memorial Duals wrestling tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Point Pleasant Junior-Senior High School gymnasium in Mason County.
The two-day event — which started as the Point Pleasant Pool Tournament in 2000 before being renamed to honor Jason Eades in 2006 — will feature 21 teams from West Virginia in a three-pool, round-robin format.
Each team will complete a head-to-head dual with the six other teams in their respective pool, then a finals round will be held between the three squads that finish in the same team spots from each pool. From there, the top team scores from the end of the day will determine the final overall outcome.
The top three teams will receive awards and the tournament will also crown an Outstanding Wrestler award. The event officially starts on Friday with 2 p.m. weigh-ins, and fans can start filing in for the event at 3:45 p.m. The tournament will continue throughout Friday evening and will resume Saturday morning at 9 a.m. until its completion.
Besides host Point Pleasant, Wahama will be the only other Ohio Valley Publishing program attending this year’s event.
Other teams participating at the event include Buffalo, Ravenswood, Robert C. Byrd, Herbert Hoover, Clay County, Wirt County, Roane County, Shady Spring, Hurricane, Oak Hill, Capital, Spring Mills, St. Albans, George Washington, Greenbrier East, Cabell Midland, Woodrow Wilson, Riverside, Nitro and Lincoln County.