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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Former SH wrestler works toward future in MMA cage


August 1, 2017

Photos courtey of Scottie Stockman SCOTTIE STOCKMAN, above, connects with an opponent during a Toughman boxing match on July 15 at the WinRiver Resort and Casino in Redding.

Sweet Home alum Scottie Stockman has spent, by his own calculation, 10 years as a high school and college wrestler.

Now he’s planning to move on. But not right away.

Stockman, 23, is planning to pursue a career as a mixed martial arts fighter after he graduates from Southern Oregon University, where he’ll be a sixth-year senior this coming season.

The key word there is “plan.” Stockman has a strategic route to the cage mapped out.

“I’ve been competing since I was 5 years old,” he said, noting he’s participated, at various times, in football, basketball, baseball, track a...

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