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ERIC Number: EJ755616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-24
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
"The Show"
Gehring, John
Education Week, v23 n28 p33-36 Mar 2004
For the past 16 years, the blue-collar city of Huntington, West Virginia, has rolled out the red carpet to welcome young wrestlers and their families as old friends. They have come to town chasing the same dream for a spot in what many of them call "The Show". For three days, under the lights of an arena packed with 5,000 fans, the state's best wrestlers compete in the West Virginia State High School Wrestling Tournament. For a city that has survived lost factory jobs and the exodus of some 35,000 residents since the 1950s, the three-day event has become a local fixture and a beloved tradition. The three-day tournament is also a boon for local businesses--the wrestlers and their coaches and family members will each spend about $150 a day on hotels, food, and entertainment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia