Girls wrestling's pilot championship tournament condensed to a one-day format

Vista Ridge girls wrestling

(Ray Chen/

The snowstorm that has swept through the Denver metro area is causing the girls wrestling championship tournament to be condensed to a one-day format.

Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School, it will now be held only on Saturday, according to Severance athletic director Ernie Derrera, who is overseeing the final season of the girls wrestling pilot. The sport gained sanctioning status in a vote last April, and will hold its first state championship next season.

The girls tournament will remain at Thornton, Derrera said. Weigh-ins will begin at 8:30 a.m. to allow for travel during the daylight hours. The tournament is tentatively scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., though the start may be pushed to 10 a.m.

The brackets will be redrawn as necessary after weigh-ins are completed.

Coaches or athletic directors with questions should email Derrera.