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By Dwight Cadwell
Pine Knot News Sports 

Youthful Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team builds on success


January 25, 2019

Shelley Robideaux / Pine Knot News

Cloquet junior Jordan Allen wrestles his way to a win over Deer River's Brady Long during Tuesday's triangular meet against Deer River and Aitkin.

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team is seeing much success, with credit going to a youth movement on the team. With only two seniors on the roster, six juniors and three sophomores, CEC has had to look to wrestlers in grades 7 through 9.

"We don't have a lot of numbers in from the upperclassmen," longtime head coach Al Denman said. "It's been the younger core which has really stepped up and made this season one of the best we have ever had."

CEC is coming off a second-place finish last Friday in the Chisago Lakes "Take down Cancer" meet in Lindstrom. It was the mixture of youth and expe...

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