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Justin Kurtz to wrestle for Umpqua


June 6, 2018

JUSTIN KURTZ, with his mother Lisa Kurtz and Coach Steve Thorpe, signs a letter of intent to wrestle at Umpqua Community College.

Justin Kurtz signed a letter of intent Tuesday, May 22, to wrestle for Umpqua Community College.

Kurtz, a senior, is the first wrestler this year to sign to compete after high school. He's the sixth Sweet Home athlete this year to sign with a college and the second last week, as golfer Haley May also signed. Signing earlier this week were volleyball player Ally Tow, track athlete Bethany Gingerich, football player Keegan Holly, and swimmers Lauren Yon and Mia Davis, who attends East Linn Christian Academy but swam for Sweet Home.

Kurtz is a two-time state place-winner in wrestling, Coach...

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