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The Northern Utah Girls Wrestling club is hosting a free girls wrestling clinic this Friday, Feb. 22, at Northridge High in Layton, with accomplished American wrestlers Leigh Jaynes and Erin Clodgo.
Jaynes won the bronze medal competing for Team USA at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in women's freestyle. She also competed in the 2007 and 2012 World Wrestling Championships.
Clodgo won gold at the 2016 Pan American Olympic qualifier, which helped Team USA qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Clodgo is also a three-time US Open champion (2010, 2015, 2017).
The clinic is followed by a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the club starting at 7 p.m. It costs $5 per person.
It's the start of a packed weekend for the club, which includes its Queen Mothers Take Down Exhibition, which is another fundraiser where mothers sign up to wrestle each other. The event is meant to help parents gain appreciation for the time and energy their daughters commit to the sport.
The club is also hosting a freestyle girls wrestling tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration is $25.
Those interested in more information about these events can email Maria Gomez at email@example.com.
by: Patrick Carr Standard Examiner