The area’s top high school basketball tournament invades wild and wonderful West Virginia as the Bridgeport Indians host the fifth annual EQT Energy Classic.
Launched in 2010 to highlight high school athletics, reward accomplishment and engage community spirit and camaraderie within the operations footprint of energy giant EQT Corporation—the Classic boasts all the fun, fury and feel of “Final Four” frenzy.
Featuring eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the fight to the top begins Dec. 29 and culminates with champions crowned on New Year’s Eve.
Three days of intense roundball action in the biggest, baddest, “Beast of the East” basketball tourney ruling the region...be there and BRING IT ON.
And fans, we put you in the games too— with prizes, giveaways and entertainment guaranteed to energize your excitement as you cheer, applaud and pump up your team with the push it needs to win it all. Tons of t-shirt throws, prize contests galore and a halftime performance during the men’s championship game featuring the world-famous Air Elite acrobatic dunk team that will have you dizzy with disbelief.
Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster and 1971 Pirates World Series pitching hero Steve Blass will be the keynote speaker at the Classic’s team banquet Tuesday, Dec. 30. Read Steve's bio here.
The best part? We’re filming every buzzer-beating, unexpected and mind-blowing moment for our 30-minute televised post-tournament special. Don’t miss your chance at a cameo as we cruise the court during every game for the most outrageous antics, fun-frolicking fans and supersized stories destined to go down during each action-packed game.
See the dramatic highlights from the 2013 EQT Energy Classic, here!
Super Soarers—the Air Elite dunk team will showcase its monster jam slams during an incredible halftime show at the Men’s Championship Game. Catch a glimpse of what’s to come!