POINT PLEASANT — If you build it, they will come.
Though that saying is mostly associated with baseball, on Friday night, it will apply to the PPHS Wrestling Team when their new facility will be on display.
The Point Pleasant High School Wrestling Boosters will be hosting an open house tailgate from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 2 prior to PPHS’ football game against Chapmanville. The wrestling building is adjacent to the football building as you enter the stadium from the south end. Also hosting the open house and helping to make it happen, Dr. Kelly Roush and Precision Signs.
Ground was broken on the new facility back in April and was built and funded entirely through community donations and from the wrestling boosters. The ambitious project was estimated to cost around $60,000 and includes a locker room, coaches room and large workout area with wall to wall wrestling mats.
The open house is a way to show off the new facility and show gratitude to the community which put it there. After all, it was built with this community in mind, with a vision of it being home to not only grapplers from PPJ/SHS but those in the youth wrestling league. This will not only provide young people with a safe place to learn their sport but foster the talents of current and future champions.
Championships have become synonymous with the PPHS wrestling program. The team recently achieved three back-to-back state championship titles, not to mention the individual championships Point grapplers have achieved over the years. Though the program has achieved many accolades, until now, it had no facility to call its own.
Point’s wrestling season begins this month.