July 30, 2001
Wrestling brothers - All Americans
DUVALL - David and Ty Howard just returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, after competing in the AAU Grand Nationals at the University of New Mexico. This is the oldest annual National Wrestling Tournament, held since 1888.
David, 13 years old, returned home with the gold medal as the Greco Roman wrestling National Champion. He pinned Ohio All Star wrestler Ryan Cubberly in the finals to capture the title.
Ty, 11 years old, came back with a bronze medal for a third place finish in the country.
This is the end of a long season of wrestling for the two boys. They have been going since October and will enjoy a summer off right here in Duvall. David will wrestle for Tolt Middle School as a 8th grader next school year. Ty will have to wait until 2002 to wrestle for the middle school.