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Fresh faces for the Banner County wrestling club


Aleta Pearson

Wildcat wrestlers are pictured above. From left, sophomore Jerardo Castillo, will wrestle in the 120 pound weight class, senior Joshua Boston, will compete in the 145 pound weight class, and freshman Deven Sullivan, will wrestle at 132.

Veteran Banner County coach Bill Gifford returns for the 2016-17 wrestling season with a team of five matmen, including two returning athletes, and longtime assistant coach Martin Olsen.

Senior Josh Boston returns to the Wildcat mats alongside junior Simon Hendricks. These wrestlers experienced their first year on the mats just last year, but Gifford is confident that they know what to expect.

"They need to come in and begin at a higher level in the practice room, and improve on their skills while expanding their knowledge," he said.

Rounding out the Banner County club roster are newcomers,...

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