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By Zac Taylor and Mark Davis
Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Four athletes involved in grizzly mauling talk about group effort to save teammates


October 27, 2022

Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune

(Left to right) Trapper wrestlers August Harrison, Kendell Cummings, Brady Lowry and Orrin Jackson get a moment to themselves on campus Wednesday between media interviews. The students now have a bond for life after surviving a grizzly bear attack Saturday in the Absaroka Mountains in the Shoshone National Forest.

POWELL —Brady Lowry noticed bear scat as he walked with three fellow Northwest College wrestling teammates along a hillside on the South Fork. They were searching for shed antlers — one of their favorite activities in nearby mountain ranges. The four close friends chose the school in part due to its proximity to the mountains. 

Lowry saw more scat — a lot of it. It was fresh. 

“I look up and a grizzly is 5 feet from us, sprinting at me,“ he recalled. 

The bear tackled Lowry, a 21-year-old redshirt sophomore from Cedar City, Utah. 

He said all he could do as the bear stood over...

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