Today's Schedule


First round,

first-round consolations

7 p.m.


8:30 p.m.Second-round consolations

Tomorrow's Schedule


Semifinals, quarterfinal consolations

2 p.m.Semifinal consolations

3:15 p.m.Consolation finals (5th & 6th)

4 p.m.Consolation finals (3rd & 4th)

7:30 p.m.Championship finals

Wrestlers to Watch

119:Michael Garofalo, Colonial Forge, Soph.:One of just two returning Washington area champions, Garofalo (49-5) has plans of becoming a four-timer. His main competition comes from Fauquier's Kevin Chapman, whom he has defeated in two tight matches this season.

135: Joel Hutchens, Westfield, Sr.:The Northern Region tournament's most outstanding wrestler, Hutchens (49-3) was at the forefront of Westfield's emergence as one of the area's top teams. A rematch with Gar-Field's Justin Hickey -- whom he beat earlier this month -- could be looming in the finals.

171:Matt Jones, Robinson, Sr.:Jones (44-5), left, rolled through last year's state tournament and hasn't been tested by an area opponent this season. He narrowly missed out on titles at the prestigious Beast of the East and Manheim Lions tournaments this year. Another title in front of his home crowd will surely make up for it.

Heavyweight:Josh Wine, Massaponax, Sr.:Wine (39-0) lost in double overtime of last year's final and has established himself as the favorite this year. But if the heavyweight class is known for anything, it is unpredictability. Wine will have to work for his title.

Check It Out

Fight at the Top:Nationally ranked Great Bridge has won nine straight state titles and again is the favorite this weekend. But top-ranked Colonial Forge could challenge for the crown. Colonial Forge could actually put more wrestlers into the finals, meaning the consolation brackets will be critical.

Home Cooking:The Washington area had just three champions in 2005, and five last year. That number figures to increase this year, with the legitimate possibility of an area wrestler reaching the finals in as many as 13 of the 14 weight classes.

Free-for-all at 140:It's anybody's guess who will appear in the finals of this deep weight class. Phil Chichester (Colonial Forge), David Helmer (Langley), Brent Lowe (Forest Park), Mike Rushin (Lee) and Jake Carey (Westfield) have all been ranked by The Post this season.