Northwest NEWS

July 27, 1998

Valley Special

Duvall youth becomes All American

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David Howard, Jr. (far right) was among six junior wrestlers to qualify for All American status at the Kids Nationals in Waterloo, Iowa.

   David Howard, Jr., from Duvall, recently returned from Waterloo, Iowa, where he placed sixth in the Kids Freestlyle and Greco-Roman National Championships hosted by USA Wrestling.
  
   After months of local, state and regional tournaments, and literally thousands of wrestlers, the top five wrestlers in each of the four American regions qualified for the Nationals.
  
   Those 20 wrestlers at Nationals dueled it out to be in the top six in the country to become All Americans.
  
   David, a 65-pound midget division wrestler (9-10-year-olds), placed sixth by beating the Michigan State Champion.