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Women’s West Coast Wrestling TOC Goes Big

The third installment of the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions proved to be the biggest and most competitive yet.

The action took place on Dec. 15-16 at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin with 478 female wrestlers competing. Sixty-four high schools and 18 colleges were represented, which meant the 2017 WWCTOC more than doubled in size from the previous year.

Placer Valley Tourism and Cliff Keen Wrestling teamed up again to host this exciting and growing event that is the only all-female wrestling tournament in the nation that showcases both college and high school wrestlers. Ten states and British Columbia, Canada, were represented at the two-day event.

Donna Dotti, who serves as the Director of Sales for Placer Valley Tourism, was committed and successful with her efforts in expanding the tournament.

“The WWCTOC really exploded in 2017; my focus was to build the college showcase because it offers high school girls an opportunity to further their education through wrestling,” Dotti said. “Based on the numbers, we succeeded and I can’t wait to see the growth of our 2018 WWCTOC!”

The WWCTOC provides an avenue for college recruitment that is beneficial to both the colleges and high school student athletes, with a dedicated area at the venue for the college recruiters and coaches. This allows the wrestlers to talk one-on-one with college coaches and see what each school has to offer athletically and academically. It also gives colleges a great opportunity to see some of the top female high school wrestlers in the nation competing live.

Clearly the 2017 WWCTOC was a huge success. PVT would like to give a shout-out to Menlo College for their first-place finish in the college division, Northview High School for their blowout victory, coming in nearly 100 points ahead of any other high school, and also to Alex Liles from Allen, Texas, who was named the most outstanding high school wrestler. For a list of the full 2017 results, please go to

– All photos and copy provided by Placer Valley Tourism

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