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Jack Pinto (Courtesy Pinto Family)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) _ The Kiki Cup, an international Greco-Roman wrestling dual meet, is being renamed the Jack Pinto Cup in memory of the 6-year-old wrestler who was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

USA Wrestling and Christina “Kiki” Kelley, the sponsor of the annual competition, made the announcement Thursday.

Pinto was a first-year member of both the Newton Youth Wrestling Association and USA Wrestling. He was one of 20 children killed along with six educators in the Dec. 14 rampage.

This year’s Olympic style wrestling meet, in which four U.S. senior level Greco-Roman teams compete against four international teams, will be held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on Jan. 26.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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