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Wrestlers under the weather, sharpening skills in downtime


Viking wrestlers went for broke again in Sitka, going first or nothing when it came to the championship rounds of the unconventional double elimination tournament and taking three titles for Petersburg.

Buddy Stalmach, 113; John Brooks, 145; and Billy Ware, 152, all took tops in their divisions, wrestling undefeated through the ranks.

“We didn’t bring everybody — we left Brandon (Ware), 192, at home, but he could have probably taken first or second,” Coach Dan Van Swearengen said. “John Brooks, he went back up to 145 pounds instead of 138, which was not really surprising as he’s...

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