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South African wrestlers set to visit


October 4, 2017

Sweet Home wrestlers and fans will get an early start on the sport next week as a South African cultural exchange team arrives in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe said the team of 18 wrestlers and two adults is bigger than usual, but that is why they are coming in the fall instead of the more typical spring or early summer.

“It’s spring break for them,” he said. “They are not going to be missing school. This is when they can come. This is the only time they could bring this large of a group.”

The team will be mostly Cadet wrestlers, 15 to 17 years old, with one 19-year...

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