Glen Brand Tournament cancelled for this year

 Following months of continuing discussion, along with an attempt to find teams, a joint decision has been made to cancel the Glen Brand Wrestling Tournament for this year.

  “We did not take this lightly, it was a difficult decision,” said Clarion-Goldfield Athletic Director Jason Berning. “We decided we could not put together the kind of tournament we wanted. It’s a Clarion tradition, so it is disappointing not to hold it this year. We also know our focus now is to make it an outstanding tournament once again.”

  The talks actually started right after last year’s Glen Brand, which was down to only six teams and a JV All-Star team. Berning said that half of those squads that did take part didn’t even have full weight classes. “We’ve been moving towards this possibility,” said Berning. “We would have strong teams like Union, Osage, Woodbury Central and Manson Northwest opt out of our tournament to attend the Battle of Waterloo on that December date.”

Read the full article in the Jan. 8 edition of the WCM.