Wrestling camp becoming generational affair


July 12, 2023

Scott Swanson

As Steve Thorpe watched dozens of wrestlers lope around the Main Gym floor at Sweet Home High School Thursday, July 6, he realized he'd been here before.

So many times, in fact, that Thorpe noted he was watching boys whose father were coaches in the room, who had themselves participated in the Santiam Wrestling Camp, which was in its 22nd year last week. The camp, which has run annually except for the 2020 COVID year, was held July 5-7.

Thorpe said the turnout for this year's camp was about 170 wrestlers from all over the state, several dozen of whom were from Sweet Home.

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