Northwest Georgia wrestling teams among favorites as altered postseason begins

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As with nearly every sport during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia High School Association wrestling postseason will have a decidedly different look this winter.

In an effort to limit the amount of people at competitions, the GHSA will hold all its tournaments at school sites. The postseason begins this week with area duals (for the bottom three classifications) and region duals (for the top four classifications) and will continue next week with the newly added state preliminaries round. Those four-team qualifying tournaments - seeded based on area finish - will be held Jan. 22-23 at each area or region champion's school.

One team will advance from the qualifying round, and each of the eight qualifiers in each classification will compete for state championships at predetermined host sites.