Kubasaki's Colin Nation does a back toss on Humphreys' Dennis Hernandez in the 180-pound final of the 7th Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament. Nation won by technical fall 10-0 in 35 seconds and was voted the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Kubasaki's Colin Nation does a back toss on Humphreys' Dennis Hernandez in the 180-pound final of the 7th Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament. Nation won by technical fall 10-0 in 35 seconds and was voted the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Many wrestlers get chance to see what Far East foes look like

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa – The new wrestler from Florida proved to be as solid as his pedigree and reputation.

Colin Nation, a Kubasaki junior transfer from Tampa Prep - where he won the state championship - won all three of his bouts by technical fall en route to the 180-pound title in the Rumble on the Rock tournament, which returned to the Okinawa mats after a seven-year absence. He was voted Outstanding Wrestler.

“I was hoping the competition would be a little higher,” Nation said after putting away three opponents with a dazzling display of lifts, carries and suplex throws. He put away Dennis Martinez of Humphreys by technical fall 10-0 in 35 seconds for the weight-class crown.

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