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Taking To The Mat

Youth Wrestling Clubs On Mission To Show Sport's Benefits

Posted: January 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Brendan Davis, left, 12, and Gavin Goddard, 10, wrestle during practice Jan. 21 inside The Annex in Rogers.

With high school wrestling in its toddler years in the state, leaders of the Northwest Arkansas youth wrestling clubs are on a mission to correct misconceptions and prove how beneficial the sport can be for kids.

"Wrestling is very unbiased. You don't have to be fast, you don't have to be super strong. You can't leave a kid out because of physical flaws he might have. If you have determination, anyone can succeed in wrestling."

Julian Farrayos

Fayetteville Youth Wrestling Club president

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