Best of the best back on the mat

The depth and quality of the annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament never has been in question.

That won’t change this weekend.

The 30th-annual high school wrestling event is set for Friday and Saturday at UCR Regional Sports Center. It’s widely considered Minnesota’s toughest individual tournament, and it’s developed into one of the top individual events in the country.

This year’s numbers are jaw-dropping. There will be 15 nationally ranked wrestlers in action, including two top-ranked wrestlers. There will be 35 wrestlers ranked No. 1 at their weight class in their home state and a total of 173 state-ranked wrestlers in action. Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com