Spokane youth wrestling tournament marks end of spring season

Ryleigh Cruz of Republic tries to take down Javier Villa of Lind-Ritzville in an age 5/6 match in the 34-37.4-pound weight class.

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Ryleigh Cruz of Republic tries to take down Javier Villa of Lind-Ritzville in an age 5/6 match in the 34-37.4-pound weight class.



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Johnny Swartsel of Okanogan uses a single leg to take down Austin Nine of Asotin in an age 12/13 bout at 115.7-119 pound weight class.

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Ficher Hilderbrant of Curlew shoots a double leg on Chewelah’s Nickail Margheim in an age 9/10 bout.

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Omak’s Titan Taylor takes down Austin Erickson of Zillah in age 5/6.

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Tonasket’s Alexx Padilla tries to stand up against Hardcore Wrestling’s Gauge Corke of Benton City in age 7/8 match.

— Young wrestlers throughout the region competed at the largest one-day wrestling tournament in the nation Saturday at the 31st Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament at the Spokane Convention Center.

The tournament, which keeps getting larger every year, drew a record 1,601 wrestlers (about 100 more than last year) ages 5-14 on 93 teams from western Washington to Idaho...

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