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Wrestling award takes local Coach Steve Thorpe around world


November 14, 2018

STEVE THORPE visits historic St. Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary.

Sweet Home wrestling coach Steve Thorpe is back from Budapest, Hungary, with a lot of memories and an appreciation for the sport that took him there, he says.

Thorpe, who also serves as chair of the Oregon Wrestling Association, has gained increasingly influence in the sport, most recently being selected, earlier this year, by his fellow state chairpersons as the Chairperson of the National Council of State Chairpersons.

In that role, Thorpe will now serve as a member of USA Wrestling's Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the organization.

In October Thorpe was named the...

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