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Milford Invitational
Wrestling Tournament

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Four Sussex Teams
in Annual Tournament
Talk About Henlopen Wrestling

Photos: Sussex Central's Teddy Thompson (top) and Indian River's Quinn Revel (below).

Four Sussex County wrestlers will try to defend their Henlopen Conference wrestling championships in the 2001 conference tournament on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at Milford High School.

Sussex Central's Teddy ThompsonThe tournament begins Friday with preliminaries at 3:30 p.m. Quarterfinals and consolation preliminaries will follow.

On Saturday, semifinals and consolation quarterfinals will begin at 11 a.m. Consolation semifinals will begin at 2 p.m.

The third-place matches start at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the championship finals.

The top six Henlopen wrestlers will qualify for the state individual meet at Delaware State University on Feb. 23-24.

Sussex Central returns two defending champions in Teddy Thompson and Corey Strohmeyer. Thompson won the 145-pound title last season but has been wrestling 152 this year. Strohmeyer won the 130-pound title last year and has been wrestling there most of this season.

The other Sussex County returning champions are Quinn Revel of Indian River and Adam Ralph of Laurel. Revel won the 112-pound title last season but has been wrestling at 140 much of this season. Ralph won the 135-pound title last year but has bumped all the way up to 171 this year.

Indian River's Quinn RevelCaesar Rodney is the favorite to win the team title again. The Riders have won five consecutive tournament team titles. They just won their first Division I state dual meet tournament with a 31-27 championship win over St. Mark's on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

CR had beaten Sussex Central, 29-27, in the semifinals of the state duals.

Single-session tickets are $5 both days. Championship session tickets are $6 on Saturday. All-day Saturday tickets are $10 and all-session tickets are $14.

Sussex County Online will have coverage of the tournament Saturday and Sunday with video on Sunday.

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