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Rec team hosts wrestling tourney
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Young wrestlers from across the state traveled to Rock Creek Park to participate in the annual wrestling tournament sponsored by the John Wayne Corcoran Wrestling Association. The tournament is the only fundraiser for the rec team. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The John Wayne Corcoran Wrestling Association held its seventh annual fundraising tournament at Rock Creek Park Jan. 14. With 100 wrestlers registered and eager to get on the mats, the fundraiser was successful, helping to raise funds for the Dawson County rec team for the season. “This is our only fundraiser of the year for the youth team and this funds our team - that and with help from the Dawson County park and rec,” said Tournament Director Bobbi Corcoran. The association got its name from a young wrestler, John Wayne Corcoran, who died in October 2009 in a hunting accident. Shortly after John Wayne’s passing, the park and the community started up the youth wrestling team in his honor because of how much he loved wrestling.