The ninth annual Titans Duals wrestling tournament is Friday and Saturday at Golden Gate High School.
Palmetto Ridge had won six years in a row before being knocked off by Key West last year. This year, there are 27 teams competing, including local teams Cape Coral, Dunbar, East Lee, Evangelical Christian, Estero, Gateway Charter, Golden Gate, Gulf Coast, Ida Baker, Immokalee, LaBelle, Lehigh, Lely, Mariner, Naples, North Fort Myers, Palmetto Ridge, and Southwest Florida Christian.
Plantation-American Heritage, Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy, Clewiston, Miami-Doral Academy, Key West, Lemon Bay, Miami-Mater Academy, Port Charlotte and Bradenton-Southeast are the other teams.
There will be eight mats going at the same time, and four pools of teams, with the winners of each pool wrestling for the title. Competition begins at 4 p.m. Friday, and at 9 a.m. Saturday.