The Annual Chase Life Invitational is an IBT Tournament named after former Bears wrestler Chase Hoover who passed away from cancer in 2011. After a five-year absence, a wrestling tournament returned to Palmetto Ridge in a big way in 2013. The Chase Life IBT tournament encourages teams from all over the state and out of state to joint and compete at an elite level. For more information contact Head coach Blaine Ison (239-289-9931).
Date: January 20-21 2017
Type of Tournament: IBT
Number of Days: Two
Number of Teams Desired: 32 teams
Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers. Team Trophies: 1st and 2nd.
Special Awards: Outstanding Wrestler (Lightweight / Heavyweight)
Friday Weigh-in Time: 2:30pm
Wrestling-Start Time: 4:00pm
Saturday Weigh-in Time: 8:00am
Wrestling-Start Time: 10:00am
Teams Committed 2017: American Heritage Delray Beach, Barron Collier, Belen Jesuit, Calvary Christian Academy, Cape Coral, Clear Water Central Catholic, Doral Academy, Dunbar, East Lee, ECS, Estero, Ft. Myers, Gateway, Gulf Coast, Harmony, Howell (New Jersey), Imagine School of North Port, Immokalee, Lake Brantley, Lake Highland Prep, Lehigh, Miami South Ridge, Naples, Oasis Charter, Palmetto Ridge, Sebring, South Dade, South Ft. Myers, Springstead, Suwannee
“Chase was a teammate and close friend. Chase was a phenomenal athlete and Chased Life everyday. This tournament gives kids the chance to wrestle in honor of his name.” Coach Ison
“Our goal is to live his legacy for him and to live every day to the fullest as he did. The main thing is to honor Chase and the battle he fought” Coach Rua