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After 10 days on ice, wrestlers get back on mats with wins at Lebanon


December 27, 2016

Photos by Scott Swanson JAKE PORTER, right, takes South Albany’s Richard Monize to the mat en route to a quick pin in a 160-pound match at the Lebanon tournament.

Coach Steve Thorpe and his Huskies were back on the mats Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Lebanon’s Weisbrodt Invitational, and Thorpe was happy.

Sweet Home had sat at home the previous week instead of competing at Lebanon and Thurston in duals tournaments because of cancellations due to icy conditions.

“We lost two tournaments for total of nine duals,” Thorpe said. “You can’t substitute anything for matches. Practice doesn’t substitute for matches.

“I was really happy to reschedule Dick Weisbrodt and get to wrestle people we don’t typically see in duals.”

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