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Wolves Wrestlers look to overcome turnover


Brian O’Connor

Sig Decker takes down sparring partner Alisa Heller during practice Monday. The Wolves look to build this season on a program which has its roots as far back as elementary school.

Like many other teams at Wrangell High School this year, the Wolves wrestlers have seen a fair amount of turnover this season.

However, unlike some other teams, the wrestling team has roots in a program which extends all the way back to elementary school, and in some cases all the way back to kindergarten, said fourth-year coach Jeffrey Rooney.

“I have 11 wrestlers registered, and five of them are freshman,” he said. “We have good transition from the Middle School and Peewee programs.”

In addition to a relatively inexperienced squad, the team boasts four returning state competitors...

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