Wrestlers Sign Petition At State Tourney To Keep Wrestling In Olympics

Wrestlers united to save Olympic Wrestling

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Wrestling fans around the world are trying to do their part to get the International Olympic Committee to reconsider their decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics, and at the Pepsi Center this weekend it’s no different.

A local coach started a petition and is taking names at the state high school wrestling championships, which are being held at the Pepsi Center.

“This is such a big sport to the Olympics and to the world. I mean, everybody wrestles, no matter what your politics or religion. Whatever your background is, wrestling is somewhere in the world,” said John Sandoval an assistant wrestling coach at Horizon High School in Thornton.

“It’s just a bunch of yuppies, I guess, trying to get rid of it,” said Brian Hegwood, a wrestler at Grand Valley High School. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

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