Wrestlers sixth at Northwest Duals despite depleted numbers


December 25, 2019

TRAVIS THORPE takes down Kadin Thorsted of Dallas on his way to a fall in a 160-pound match. FOR MORE PHOTOS, SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERY: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/12_04_2019

A depleted Sweet Home varsity wrestling squad finished fifth in the finals bracket of the Northwest Duals tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec 20-21, at the Linn County Expo Center.

"This is a tournament we've been doing a long time," said Coach Steve Thorpe. "It's tough."

What made it tougher for the Huskies was sickness, which took out four wrestlers on Friday morning.

Then returning state champion Jackson Royer injured his ankle, which took him out of the competition.

"It's adversity," Thorpe said. "We were missing so many kids with this sickness that's hit us. It was awfully t...

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