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Wilson Youth United’s The SPOT hosted its annual I-95 Wrestling Challenge youth tournament for the fifth straight year on Saturday.
More than 180 young grapplers ages 6-15 from three states competed for more than 330 matches on three mats throughout the day as part of The SPOT’s “Ministry on the Mat” program.
Jake Brown, The SPOT head coach, declared Saturday’s event to be one of the best yet.
“This was our best year for participation and we are looking forward to a great season ahead,” he said.
Tracy Pittman, the executive director of The SPOT, opened the proceedings with the signing of the national anthem.
Matt Edwards, the CEO of The SPOT, thanked the Wilson Police Department’s Police Athletic League for its generous loan of its three mats for the tournament.