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Sweet Home Coach Thorpe named national USA Wrestling director


August 15, 2018

STEVE THORPE, center, coaches during the recent Santiam Wrestling Camp.

Sweet Home wrestling coach Steve Thorpe has been elected to the executive board for USA Wrestling, the organization that governs amateur wrestling in the United States.

Thorpe, who has served as chair of Oregon Wrestling for seven years and the 11-state Western Region for the past two, was elected to the position of Chair of Chairmen, representing state wrestling organizations across the nation, on the executive board. He is the first Oregonian to hold the Chair of Chairmen position.

"I want to serve," Thorpe said. "That's my No. 1 thing here. I just want to serve and just help make USA w...

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