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Holy Innocents' Hosts Wrestling Prep Slam

Holy Innocents' is home to the Prep Slam wrestling tournament, which boats 38 teams from 10 states this weekend.
Holy Innocents' is home to the Prep Slam wrestling tournament, which boats 38 teams from 10 states this weekend.

Thirty-eight teams from 10 states have converged on the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) campus this weekend for the 6th Annual wrestling Prep Slam.

One of the finest and most competitive high school wrestling competitions in the nation, Prep Slam features many state champs and nationally ranked wrestlers. Tournament competition is Friday night and Saturday in both gyms on campus.

“Our number one goal is to put ourselves in a position to win this thing,” said Holy Innocents’ Coach Stacey Davis. “We have a top-notch high school tournament right here on our home court. I want us to continue to groom it, knowing that if we do the right things then we’ll have a chance to come out on top.” 

Davis, a world-renowned coach, also referees at international competitions, including the London Olympics in 2012.

Get news from the Prep Slam via twitter at the HIESbears, or on the official Prep Slam website: www.theprepslam.org

Live streaming on the website begins Saturday just before the finals, at about 5 p.m. http://www.theprepslam.org/live-stream.html

Doors open on Saturday at 8 a.m. Competition begins at 9 a.m. 

The Southeastern Prep School Slam was the brainchild of former HIES varsity wrestling coach Jeff Walrich, who envisioned a first-class tournament for a few dozen independent school wrestling teams around the Southeast. The inaugural event took place in late January 2009.

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