LV wrestlers excel in AAU tourney

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By Dave Kavanaugh

Not content with a T-shirt, a postcard or a keychain, Rico Montoya had a different souvenir in mind from his summer trip to Montana.

So Montoya picked up a couple of national championship medals and one runner-up prize to hang on his wall.

Montoya was one of four Las Vegas wrestlers who competed in the AAU Grand Nationals for Greco-Roman, freestyle, and folkstyle wrestling June 11-12 in Butte, Mont.

The foursome was part of a 15-wrestler contingent from New Mexico, said Marcos Martinez, one of the group’s coaches and an accomplished grappler himself.

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