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Jul 6, 2010 5:36 PM by Jordan Mason

7-year old wrestler is Little Athlete of the Week

Statues, eagles, gold, silver, and bronze. Seven-year-old Isaiah Griego has so many trophies, he could open up his own museum.

The wrestler for Pueblo's Steel City Wrestling Club is not even 50 pounds, but they call him "The Animal."

Isaiah is ranked number-one in the nation for his age and weight. He's a wrestler so tough, so intimidating, that "when I wrestle," said Isaiah, "I put them in a hip toss and they smack the ground all hard and they start crying."

And I have some bad news for all the other seven year-old kids in Pueblo.

"I'm starting tackle football at the end of the summer," said Isaiah.

He wants to follow in the footsteps of another standout wrestler from Southern Colorado. Henry Cejudo of Colorado Springs won an Olympic gold medal a couple of years ago.

Isaiah was also chosen to be on the World All Star Wrestling Team. He is a six-time All American.

 

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