Colville Mat Rats kick off 'Little Guy' season

The Colville Mat Rats kicked off the official Little Guy season at Curlew High School last Saturday. The Mat Rats won the tournament with 97 points (one point ahead of Republic). According to coach Kimo Morrison (pictured with one of the Mat Rats’ wrestlers), the future of the program looks bright with 70 wrestlers from ages 5-14 participating in this year’s program. Forty-two of those youngsters are five to eight-year-olds. “We continue to keep the love of wrestling alive with the ultimate goal of feeding the (Colville) High School program,” Morrison said. “It’s a short season of only three months, but the introduction to wrestling is made. We hope the kid’s stick with it. We want to keep our great success of Colville wrestling going. It starts here—with these Mat Rats.”