By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Mat Birds begin the new season


February 23, 2023

Karen Huwe

Wrestlers watch Coach Winona demonstrate a wrestling move on his son Jess.

WAITSBURG-Jake Winona has forty-one registered wrestlers in his fifth year as head coach of the Mat Birds wrestling team. Stef Parrish is in her first year as league rep and states that the Mat Birds have been operating under the Washington Little Guy Wrestling League since 2007. The league promotes youth athleticism and community involvement.

The Mat Birds club is for boys and girls ages five to fourteen, with integrated practice as a group. Many wrestlers remain with the club after age fourteen to help coach younger wrestlers. The dedication of the wrestlers and the love of the sport from...

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