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By Paul Delaney

Jason Crawford tournament returns

Event takes over Spokane Arena


Last updated 4/6/2023 at 3:42pm

SPOKANE — It began 42 years ago with an idea and 17 boys in the gymnasium at Medical Lake High School.

On Saturday, April 8, at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, a projected 2,000 “little guy” wrestlers will compete at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament.

It’s the first time in three years the massive tournament has taken place due to coronavirus shutdown mandates.

Doors open for the event at 7 a.m. with admission $10.

Named in honor of a young wrestler who was killed in an automobile accident in 1986, the Crawford Memorial once toyed with inclusion in the “Guinness Book of Worl...

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