The crown jewel of high school holiday wrestling tournaments – the 2021 Powerade Wrestling Tournament – has returned to Cannon-McMillan High School Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, for the 55th annual Powerade Wrestling Tournament, December 29-30.
The storied event has returned to its usual location after seeing a smaller field (55 teams) and a new location (The Monroeville Convention Center) last year due to the ongoing pandemic. That said, the 2021 tournament will be bigger and more challenging than any other Powerade Tournament in the longstanding history of the event.
Simply put, if you’re a fan of high school wrestling, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
“This one (the 2021 Powerade) is by far, and there’s no doubt in my mind, the toughest we’ve had,” tournament director Frank Vulcano Jr. said on the Near Falls with D Hall wrestling podcast. “I truly believe this is this is probably the toughest tournament in the country, hands down.”
2021 Powerade Location
Event: Powerade Wrestling Tournament
Venue: Canon-McMillan High School
Address: 314 Elm St Ext, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Event Schedule: Dates and Times
Wednesday: 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. sessions
Thursday: 11 a.m. semifinals; 4 p.m. finals
Participating Teams (66 teams)
Click here for the complete list of participating schools
Participating Wrestlers: Fast Facts
7 – Returning Powerade Champions
9 – Returning Powerade Runner-Ups
106 – Returning Powerade Placers
15 – Individual Pennsylvania State Champions
27 – Individual Nationals Prep Tournament Qualifiers
114 – Individual Pennsylvania State Qualifiers
27 – Individual New Jersey State Tournament Qualifiers
23 – Individual Ohio State Qualifiers
Powerade 2021 Seeds
Click here for the complete list of Powerade Seeds
Powerade 2021 Streaming, Brackets, and Results (FloWrestling)
Stream the 2021 Powerade here
Check out the 2021 Powerade Brackets here
Results from the 2021 Powerade can be found here
Other Previews and Reading Materials
Article: Powerade Wrestling Tournament again loaded with talent, Per Paul Schofield of the Tribune-Review. Click here
Podcast: Episode 49: Powerade Preview, Per Donnie Hall of the Near Falls with D Hall wrestling podcast. Click here.
Podcast: WarUp On The WPIAL Previews The Best POWERade Ever, Per PA Power Wrestling. Click here