MSU alum gives back on the mat

Gray Maynard teaching wrestling at Grand Ledge H.S.
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GRAND LEDGE, MI (WILX) - A Michigan State University alum is using his fighting talent to help give back to the community.

Gray Maynard is a three-time All-American and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) legend from Las Vegas.

He hosted a wrestling clinic Thursday night at Grand Ledge High School.

The event was used as a way to teach participants the basics of wrestling.

But Maynard believes the lessons learned on the mat go well beyond the sport.

He says, "All the hard work you put in here (wrestling), it might not equal a state championship, or an NCAA Championship, but it instills in all the kids that when they learn that; they can apply it to life."

Maynard added that he plans to come back to Michigan this summer to host other potential camps and events.

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