Conners knows canceling 1000 Islands Duals right call but concerned for athletes
June 26, 2020


The 1000 Islands Duals wrestling tournament has grown into one of the top summer tournaments over the last 18 years. However, the Clayton Arena, the usual site for the tournament, will be silent this year due to COVID-19.

The well-attended event is one of the latest summer north country sporting events to be canceled due to the pandemic. The 1812 Shootout lacrosse tournament, Can-Am softball Shootout, countless summer camps and now the duals have been scrapped. Tournament director Pat Conners, who is also coach of the South Jefferson wrestling program, said it wouldn’t be prudent to hold the event.