16 Teams Will Pound The Floor In One Prodigious Center-Court Showdown!
Western PA’s premier round-ball tourney takes its slam jam, in-your-face fury into the “Dutch Oven” this year... the home gym and host venue of the “Flying Dutchmen” of St. Marys High School.
The fourth annual EQT Energy Classic—started in 2010 to highlight high school athletics, engage community spirit and camaraderie within the vast operations footprint of energy giant EQT—kicks-off after Christmas this year, featuring teams from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Eight men’s teams, eight women’s teams will hit the hardwood in the hunt for it all... in high school basketball’s prestigious “Battle Royale.”
With an all new slate of teams, first-time champions in both classes are guaranteed to emerge. Who will break through? Can host St. Marys ride the home court advantage to the top? Or, will the neighboring squads that make this region a hotbed for hoops—Ridgway, Johnsonburg and tough Elk County Catholic—grab the spotlight?
And, waiting down south are the Indians of Bridgeport High—a perennial West Virginia powerhouse—poised to make some serious Mountaineer noise [last year’s Lady Indians were AA state champions].
Fans, you win too... with prizes, giveaways and entertainment to flavor the fare even more... giving you a “Final Four” atmosphere every minute of the way.
Come smile, show off and show who’s #1... we’re capturing every crazy, kookie and zany moment for our 30-minute “post-tournament special” to be televised afterwards... so be there to stake your claim to fame—as our cameras case the court, for the silliest spectators, goofiest get ups and, of course, all the “show and go” shots and super-sized stories that are sure to play out with every contest on the court.