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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg Mat Birds welcome 400 wrestlers to March 23 tourney

Mat Birds was the starting point for several area wrestlers to make State level competition


March 21, 2019

Brooke Mickesell

A group of Mat Birds showed off their St. Patrick's Day spirit at a tournament in Spangle last weekend.

WAITSBURG-There will be plenty of activity in Waitsburg this weekend when the Waitsburg Mat Birds play hosts for a Washington Little Guy Wrestling Tournament on Sat., March 23. About 400 wrestlers and their families are expected to attend the event.

The Waitsburg Mat Birds were started by Travis and Kari Newman and Laura and Bill Brown in 2006. Kids ages five through 14 are able to compete with other wrestlers around the region.

The 2019 season, under the direction of head coach Jake Winona and assistant coach Jason Taylor is well underway. The club began practicing in February, though th...

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