Green River Star -

By Jack H. Smith
Staff Writer 

Rulon Gardner gives back


Jack H. Smith

2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Garner spent time last week in Green River working with kids at a wrestling clinic.

In 1989 Rulon Gardner finished first at the annual Bill Thoman Memorial Tournament.

Twenty five years later, Gardner returned to Green River High School. The 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist was at the school last week working with local wrestlers.

Lincoln Middle School Assistant Principal Darren Heslep said he's known Gardner for years and he has been working to bring him to town.

Along with working with younger wrestlers, Heslep said Gardner also gave a speech to LMS students.

While the location of the high schools are different, Gardner said just being in Green River brought back a lot of mem...

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