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Wrestling: Gruchow takes part in Goodwill Duals

West Central Area’s Hunter Gruchow took part in the Minnesota/Wisconsin Goodwill Duals that were held in Forest Lake on June 2, competing against top wrestlers in the state of Wisconsin.

Gruchow was among the elite novice wrestlers in Minnesota that became eligible for a roster spot at the 24th annual event, earning the right to challenge the Wisconsin All-Star Team in a non-placing tournament meant to establish a wrestling friendship between Minnesota and Wisconsin communities.

In an effort to further build and strengthen the relationships between the neighboring states, each wrestler exchanged T-shirts from their home club with their first dual’s opponent prior to the dual.

Gruchow won three of his four matches in the tournament.

Micah Friez

Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Echo Press in Alexandria. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Alexandria area sports updates and jokes he thinks are funny.

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