Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Wrestling Fans Pack Expo ; Wrestling: More Than 7K Attended

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Wrestling Fans Pack Expo ; Wrestling: More Than 7K Attended

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Ethan Cunning is a confident wrestler. After all, he has done this before.

Friday was the Leavenworth 12-year-old's fifth trip to the USA Wrestling-Kansas Kids Folkstyle state tournament at Landon Arena. His father, Gordon, said Ethan has placed in three state tournaments, including a win a few years ago.

"You get a little nervous at first, but once the first match is over you feel a lot better," Cunning said in a crowded corridor at the Kansas Expocentre.

Cunning was one of more than 1,400 wrestlers grade-school through high-school age at the state tournament. Wrestlers competing Friday and Saturday are from local clubs that sometimes pull kids from several cities, said Mike Juby, USA Wrestling's state director. …

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