Grappling on the Gridiron Commences Friday

WrestlingThe North Platte High School wrestling team is hosting the 2014 Grappling on the Gridiron for kids from grades third through 12th Friday, May 30 at North Platte High School’s Memorial Stadium.

The Grappling on the Gridiron will begin at 7:00 pm under the stadium lights at Memorial Stadium on Bauer Field. The North Platte High School gymnasium is on reserve in the event of inclement weather. The divisions are kids that have just finished 3rd-4th grades, 5th-6th grades, 7th-8th grades, 9th-10th grades and 11th-12th grades. The brackets will be open with the 10 percent rule in effect.

Matches for third through sixth graders will be three one-minute periods and seventh through 12th graders will be three 1 1/2- minute periods. High school rules will apply for all age divisions.

The cost is $16 per wrestler with t-shirts costing an additional $15. T-shirts can be purchased online during registration. To register go to under Grappling on the Gridiron 2014 or click on this link. Medals will be awarded for the top four places in each division.

Admission is $5 for adults and children 17 and under are free. Weigh-ins for wrestlers will be from 3-5 pm in the North Platte High School wrestling room. For more information contact North Platte Bulldogs wrestling coach Dale Hall at 308-760-3153 or email at