Friday Night Lights III this Friday in Fulton

The annual Friday Night Lights Takedown Tournament is set for Friday, July 12 at the Fulton High School Athletic Complex.

In its third year, the tournament has become a major summer sports event for Fulton and Central New York Wrestling enthusiasts.

The 2011 and 2012 events both drew more than 325 competitors and hundreds of fans from central and upstate New York.

This year, in addition to wrestlers from all over New York, a group of 18 wrestlers from Canada have signed up. They are from the Team Impact Wrestling Club in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Team Impact Wrestling Club is recognized as one of 14 national training centres in Canada is an affiliated club with the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association, and the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association.

The Friday Night Lights DJ will start spinning tunes to wrestle by at 6 p.m. when the five to six year olds start the competition on all seven mats simultaneously.

It continues until the event’s conclusion with the competition for post-graduates and old timers.

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