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By Marc Lutz 

Wrangell wrestlers prepped to pin wins to mat


October 7, 2021

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

High school assistant coach Jack Carney instructs wrestlers on various techniques during practice last Friday.

"Low, guys! Heads up, elbows in! Tap that floor a couple times," said Jack Carney, assistant coach of the high school wrestling team.

His direction is met with a resounding THUMP! as the squad of 14 student-athletes hits the mat. They continue to run drills and warm up without any further instruction from their coach.

Wrestling season started on Wednesday and athletes are already poised to pin the competition at the first meet on Oct. 22.

"They're looking tough," said head coach Jeff Rooney in a phone interview. "Wrangell has been putting out a top-end wrestling team, both boys and girls, for...

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