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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Ukranians give local wrestlers stiff competition in exchange dual


March 14, 2017

Ukrainian team member Andreii Dzhelep, top, and Tanner Sallee of Lebanon drill during the Ukrainians' visit to Sweet Home.

Practice at the crowded Sweet Home High School Mat Room was even more congested Thursday evening, March 9, as members of an exchange team from the Ukraine mixed it up with top mid-valley wrestlers from Sweet Home and other local schools.

The Ukrainian team, sponsored by Athletes in Action, wrestled a line-up of local all-stars at West Albany High School on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The visitors, who included four world medalists, including only lost one match – to two-time state champion Tanner Sallee of Lebanon, who won the 182-pound title this year.

Rob Bronson, a former wrestling coac...

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