April 11, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 51

Jason Crawford Wrestling Tournament returns for 26th year

The wrestling tournament that began 25 years ago to remember a young wrestler has done amazingly well in its mission.

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Part of the record-setting crowd at the 2012 Jason Crawford Memorial Little Guy Wrestling Tournament.

Little did organizers likely know when they sought to simply memorialize 12-year-old Jason Crawford that efforts would last this long and in the process officially become world renown.

The 26th edition of the Jason Crawford Memorial, which began at a five-team, 150-wrestler event in 1988 in Medical Lake, takes place Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center beginning at 9 a.m. The 2013 edition will likely draw in the vicinity of 1,400.

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