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Young wrestlers gain skills at camp


July 5, 2019

Jordan Allen

Dylan Kozelouzek and Ellis Allen show what they know from the neutral position at a youth wrestling camp last month.

Over the last week of June, upcoming Lumberjack wrestlers woke up early and headed to Cloquet Senior High School, where they spent several hours a day learning the skills needed to one day stand at the top of the podium.

The Cloquet youth wrestling camp spanned a total of four days, with each practice almost four hours long.

The camp was geared toward teaching the young wrestlers six of the seven basic skills every wrestler needs, including stance, motion and level change, among others. While the skills may sound simple, they take repetition and constant drilling to master. Even when the...

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