NAMPA The annual Rollie Lane Invitational, one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the Northwest, features 50 teams from Idaho, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Wyoming and Nevada.
Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. Friday, and the Round of 16 bouts are scheduled for approximately 7 p.m.
Matches start at 9 a.m. Saturday with consolation rounds, followed by championship quarterfinals at 10:30 a.m., semifinals at 2 p.m. and championship matches at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Hermiston, Ore., won last years team title, followed by Pomona, Colo., and Kuna. Reigning state champions Centennial (5A) and Columbia (4A) tied for sixth.
Meridian, Centennial and Columbia are the only Treasure Valley schools to win the team championship since 2004. Hermiston has claimed two of the past three titles.
This years field includes seven returning champions: Cole Verner (Green River, Wyo., 106 pounds last year), Drake Foster (Post Falls, 120), Michael Cook (Kuna, 126), Bryce Parsons (Lewiston, 132), Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore., 138), Sammie Colbray (Hermiston, Ore., 195) and Cole McGinnis (Gooding, 285).
IdahoSports.com will provide a live webcast of the tournament. Admission is $11 a day or $20 for a two-day pass.