Area wrestlers overtake IHS gym

The Iola High School gym contained more than 400 youth wrestlers on Sunday for the annual Iola Open.

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February 24, 2020 - 10:27 AM

The Iola High School gymnasium was filled to the rafters Sunday for the Iola Open, a youth wrestling tournament that drew more than 400 competitors from across the Midwest. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

More than 400 youth wrestlers and their families packed the Iola High School gymnasium Sunday.

The occasion was the annual Iola Open, a youth wrestling tournament hosted by the Iola Wrestling Club.

While the club has hosted annual competitions in the past, none were as big as Sunday’s, noted Jana Taylor, one of the 40-strong volunteers who helped put the competition together.

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