Osan senior Kojiro VanHoose, top, wrestling Sam Squires of Robert D. Edgren in the Far East 129-pound final, has been named Stars and Stripes Pacific's high school wrestling Athlete of the Year. BRENNA MCNEIL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Osan senior Kojiro VanHoose, top, wrestling Sam Squires of Robert D. Edgren in the Far East 129-pound final, has been named Stars and Stripes Pacific's high school wrestling Athlete of the Year. BRENNA MCNEIL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Osan's VanHoose worked hard to spend little time in matches

Stars and Stripes

When it comes to taking care of business on the wrestling mat, Kojiro VanHoose says he doesn’t like to waste time.

His record this season, indeed in all three of his seasons in an Osan uniform, offer plenty of proof.

The senior 129-pounder went 21-0 during the regular season – all but two by first-period pin – then won four more matches in last month’s Far East individual freestyle tournament.

And he concluded the season the way he had the previous two – winning his Far East weight class, becoming the only wrestler from Korea to become a three-time Far East champion.

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