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'Little Guy' wrestling tourney namesake is honored

New mat will forever remember Jason Crawford


April 26, 2018

The Medical Lake Mat Maulers Little Guy wrestlers will have a new mat on which to fine tune their moves. This follows an effort by the Mat Maulers, and Dennis Crawford, who wanted to honor the memory of his son Jason with the purchase of the mat that made its debut at the tournament bearing his name.

Former Medical Lake Mat Mauler Little Guy wrestler Jason Crawford passed from this world at age 12 when he was hit and killed by a car in Kelowna, B.C. while his family was vacationing in 1988.

His memory has lived on with the establishment of the Jason Crawford Memorial Wrestling Tournament every April in the 30 years since his death. The event closes out the wrestling season.

Now, there will be one more reminder of Crawford at the tournament - which has gained world-wide recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest of its kind - by the customized wrestling mat which...

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