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Coast Guard Academy To Welcome Newtown Youth Wrestlers

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Jack Pinto (Courtesy Pinto Family)

Jack Pinto (Courtesy Pinto Family)

Members of the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association will visit the Coast Guard Academy Wednesday.

Six bouts between the Newtown wrestlers and Waterford youth wrestlers will take place prior to the scheduled Coast Guard-Merchant Marine match.

The Coast Guard will honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the event.  One of the victims,  Jack Pinto,  was a member of the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association.

The exhibititon at the Coast Guard Academy’s Merriman Gym begins at 5:45 p.m. with the Bears-Mariners match beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

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