Monday, November 24, 2008

Regional basketball, state wrestling tournaments move to Greensboro

GREENSBORO -- Forty-five years ago, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association played its first championship in the Greensboro Coliseum. Today, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the Greensboro Sports Commission, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, and the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement that will bring the Western Regional basketball championships and state wrestling championships to Greensboro, and continue the state track championships in Greensboro.

Other partners in this endeavor are the Greensboro Sports Council, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and North Carolina A&T State University.

Beginning in March of 2009, the Western Regional basketball championships will be held in the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and at Fleming Gymnasium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The State Individual Wrestling Championships will be held in the Greensboro Coliseum in 2010 and 2011.

The State Track and Field Championships, which have been held at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University since 2004, will continue through 2011.

"Greensboro has long been considered an excellent sports city and we believe our events certainly fit in with a fine sports tradition," said Charlie Adams, executive director of the NCHSAA.

-- Observer News Services

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