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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell wrestlers take four firsts in home tourney


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Thunder Mountain High School freshman Ricky Ramirez squares off with Wrangell junior JD Barratt during the Tom Sims Invitational final round. Barratt won the round by fall in 1:23, clinching first place for the 106 weight bracket.

The Wolves wrestling team finished with four first placements Saturday, during the Wrangell-hosted Tom Sims Invitational.

A total of 14 teams from around the region were invited to attend, but high winds and a rough sea before the weekend prevented half a dozen from coming. Sitka, Petersburg, Juneau-Douglas/Thunder Mountain, Hoonah, Haines and Mt. Edgecumbe participated, but Klawock, Craig, Thorne Bay, Metlakatla, Ketchikan and Skagway had to nix their travel plans.

"There's only a few teams here, but we're making the best of it," said Wrangell coach Jeff Rooney.

What was intended to be a p...

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