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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) - York County is at it again, bringing in another unique sporting event to the area that is expected to generate a pretty penny.

"The economic forecast for York County is getting even brighter today," said Anne Druck with the York Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

The Keystone Games are already booked to take place in York County over the next three years. Now, York County will also be playing host for the Cadet National Wrestling Tournament. 

"This is a hot bed for wrestling and this is a really big deal," said former Penn State wrestler Quentin Wright. 

"Each state picks their very best athletes throughout the state and as a state they send their best athletes," said Pa. USA Wrestling representative Van Plocus. 

More than 1,000 athletes will come to York from all over the country to compete. If you come to watch, there is a good chance you could be seeing a few of those 15 and 16-year-old wrestlers down the road on an even bigger stage. 

"You are going to see the Olympians that will be in the 2020 period for the Olympics. These will be the kids trying to get on those Olympic national teams," said Plocus. 

It will be held at the Expo Center's UTZ Arena in 2015. With a straining economy, local officials say there is a lot for local businesses to look forward to. 

"Over the course of the three years that York County will play host, we will benefit by about $3 million dollars in direct economic impact," said State Rep. Kevin Schreiber. 

"It is quite a bit of funds that will be coming into our community, to our restaurants, to our attractions, to our retail, to our hotels," said Druck. 

The National Wrestling Tournament will start in 2015 and will be in York County through 2017. 

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