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Former GRHS wrestler takes 2nd in nationals


Three wrestlers from Western Wyoming Community College placed in the top five in their respective weight classes at the NJCAA National Tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Saturday.

Freshman Cole Verner, of Green River, competed against Iowa Central Community College's Alex DelaCruz in the championship match at 125 lbs. Verner had defeated three opponents over two days after an opening-round bye to punch his ticket to the title match. Verner won those earlier rounds with two decisions and a technical fall.

But in the hard-fought title round the decision would go against Verner, as DelaCr...

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