Assistant Sports Editor
BENNINGTON -- After two seasons of the Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team having to travel to different parts of the state to win the State wrestling crown, the 2014 Vermont Principals' Association wrestling championships will return to Kates Gym at Mount Anthony this season.
Patriots coach Scott Legacy said he heard about the decision a few days ago, and was proud that the school was chosen again.
"We are happy we are hosting it," Legacy said. "We like to host it."
The two-day championship will take place on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1.
"The [championship] is a small, unique atmosphere," Legacy said. "It is run over two days, sometimes on three mats, sometimes on two."
And besides the benefit of having the tournament on home soil, Legacy also noted that hosting the event provides a litlte boon for the economy, as well.
"It brings business into the area for a couple of days," Legacy said. "Motels, restaurants, things like that."
The event will also provide a unique opportunity for senior heavyweight Jesse Webb.
In Webb's freshman year, he won the state title at Mount Anthony. As a senior, Webb will have the opportunity to end his high school career with another state title, what would be his fourth, in the gym where he started.