New names for state tournament sites for Louisiana, West Virginia

"Guess what?! I'm goin' to state!"

Raising Cane's River Center
For a high school wrestler, there are no more exciting words to say!

Just as long as you know where your state tournament is being held this year. And in 2021, two state wrestling championships will be held in Louisiana, and in West locations with names you might not recognize

This week, both the LHSAA (Louisiana High School Athletic Association) and the WVSSAC (West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission) announced new names for the homes for their respective state wrestling championships.


The Louisiana High School Athletic Association approved a measure that will move the state meet to the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge after a five-year run at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.

The move puts the meet in closer proximity to the Interstate 10 corridor cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette and their surrounding areas, home to many of Louisiana's most successful high school mat programs.

West Virginia

The West Virginia high school wrestling state tournament is staying in Huntington through at least 2024, according to an announcement from the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission.

The 2020-21 West Virginia state wrestling championships is scheduled to take place March 4-6 at Mountain Health Arena in Huntington.


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