SMYRNA, Del.- The odds are in the favor of the Henlopen Conference to bring home at least one state title, especially at the Division I level.
The DIAA Dual Meet Wrestling Championships will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Smyrna High School. Five of the six Division I schools are from the Henlopen. Three-time defending champion Smyrna not only has the home mat advantage but has the top seed in Division I. Sussex Central is seeded second. Those two schools have a bye in the opening round. In that first round third seed Caesar Rodney will face sixth seed Wilmington Charter and fourth seed Cape Henlopen will meet fifth seed Polytech.
There is little representation of the Henlopen Conference in Division II. Just one school from the conference will participate in the tournament. However that one school, Milford is the two-time defending champion and the top seed.
Here are the times for Tuesday’s state tournament:
First Round: 3:30 p.m.
State Semifinals: 5:30 p.m.
State Championships: 7:30 p.m.