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Best of the West becoming a premiere wrestling tournament

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PASCO, Wash. -- For 12 years now the Best of the West wrestling tournament has become a premiere tournament in the northwest. It features more than 30 teams from three states.

"It's been growing a lot. We are up to 35 teams now. We're bringing multiple teams in from out of state," said Jay Covington, Pasco wrestling head coach.

Pasco High School has organized the event all 12 years. Only in the past two years has it been at the high school. It takes a lot of work to organize.

"We have about 100-115 volunteer helpers that consist of anywhere from middle school to high school students, district employees, to former alumni wrestlers that come back to help out," said Sandra Kerr, event organizer.

It takes over $11,000 and over 100 volunteers to run the two day event. The plan is to continue to grow the tournament.

"We would love to have Montana, California and Wyoming. The more teams we can get from out of state and grow this to make it bigger, the better off it is for wrestling in our community as well as in the Tri-Cities," Covington said.

Covington added the event makes money each year thanks to a growing number of sponsors and donations. 

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