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What We Learned at the Grappler Fall Classic – Trackwrestling

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“More than 900 names appeared on the final entry list for last weekend’s Grappler Fall Classic, including two top Division I-bound lightweights who tangled for a title inside Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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Fans in the stands, the Thiel family | Wapheton Daily News

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“At one point, the four Thiel brothers were all involved with Wahpeton Public Schools’ wrestling program. Eldest brother Jacob was a coach while his younger siblings Brandon, Chris and Tanner were athletes.”

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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Super 32 Middle School Division Breeds Top Talent | FloWrestling

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“Judging by the high school results, it’s easy to see that Super 32 has been a proving ground for the country’s top talent over the years. But if we go back even further, we can take a look at the elite trail some of today’s NCAA wresters were blazing as middle schoolers at the annual tournament, which returns to Greensboro, NC, on Oct. 28-29.”

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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Saskatoon wrestler wins support in Olympic quest – Saskatoon – CBC News

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“For a Saskatoon wrestler with a big dream of making it to the Olympics, each day is a grueling challenge of training, working and then training some more.  “

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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Class of 2017: 10 inducted into Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – TimesHerald.com

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“Richard Springman won the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championship in 1997 and earned All-State honors in 1994, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97. He compiled a record of 149-15 while at Norristown High School and record (42) for most wins in a season.”

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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The Day – Resurrecting a wrestling tradition – TheDay.com

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“Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the perennial powerhouse in high school wrestling — and to this day a monster on the mats — was Ledyard, coached by a legend: the incomparable Rod Leyland.”

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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Family and wrestling community remembers Gary Quintana – YourCentralValley.com

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“The local wrestling community is stunned as one of their own suddenly dies. Gary Quintana suffered a heart attack last Thursday after training youth wrestlers in Selma. He was 45 years old.”

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October 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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