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Local Wrestler Returns

17 February 2011  

Local Wrestler Returns

Max Payne, two time Arizona State wrestling champion will be returning to Prescott this weekend for the NAIA Western Regional Wrestling Tournament. Wrestling for Montana State—Northern in the 174 lb. weight class, Payne will join wrestlers from seven schools at the Embry-Riddle University Activity center to wrestle for places at the NAIA National Championship Tournament.

The tournament will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday Feb. 19. The cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for kids 14 and under, and children under 4 free. This is a chance to see elite college wrestlers in our own back yard. Schools from California to Canada will be represented.

Max Payne wrestled for Prescott High School and won Arizona State Championships in 2008 and 2009. This is his first year wrestling at Montana State—Northern, but he is already looked on as a key to rebuilding the wrestling team there.