FRESNO, Calif. – In professional wrestling, it’s called a draw — grabbing the attention of an audience to get them interested in buying some tickets. On the pro circuits, it’s as common as a flying elbow from the top turnbuckle. Not so in youth wrestling, but Red Wave coach Sergio Montoya is trying to change that.
Coach Montoya’s Red Wave Wrestling will be hosting the Monster Bash tournament at Clovis North High.
“It is more than just getting people to come out and see it. It is to make it exciting,” Montoya said. “Many people don’t know a lot about the sport of wrestling and if you give them a venue that is cool they love it.”
The tournament is scheduled to take place on November 10th and 11th. On Saturday, the competition will kickstart the event with a dual-meet tournament consisting of a 16th man bracket of the best youth clubs in California. The winner of the contest will take a check for 500 dollars and a custom banner from Tri-Titans.
Teams projected to compete include Red Wave Wrestling, Team Selma, Merced bears, D.C Elite, Clovis Elite, USA Gold, Oakdale, Dethrone, Butcher shop boys, Sons of thunder academy, California Outlaws, and many others.
On Sunday, the individual tournament will take place with some phenomenal wrestlers projected to compete in this event. Now that the Mid-Cals tournament is no longer run, the Monsters Bash will become the primary destination for all those youth wrestlers wanting to test their skills against the best the golden state has to offer.
The champions in the individual tournament will get a custom-made singlet by Tri-Titans of La Llorona “the weeping woman.” In Mexican folklore, La Llorona is a ghost of a woman who lost her children and now cries while looking for them in the river, often causing misfortune to those who are near, or who hear her. Second to fourth place winners will receive a monster bash medal.
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