More than 1,000 wrestlers to compete in this weekend's Conflict at Cleveland

Jan. 5—The Conflict at Cleveland is arguably the most competitive wrestling tournament of New Mexico's regular season, and one of the top events in the region. This year's event begins Friday at the Rio Rancho Events Center.

The field is expected to surpass 50 teams (boys and girls) and will feature approximately 1,100 wrestlers in action — from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Arizona — on Friday and Saturday.

Action begins at 10 a.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The second and final day will include the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches.

The brackets will be 64 deep in most instances, with three rounds each day.

Volcano Vista, La Cueva and Atrisco Heritage are among the top local teams that are competing this weekend.

The finals on Saturday are expected to begin in the early- to mid-afternoon, Storm coach Evan Copeland said.