Wrestling: Dragons claw way to Far East wrestling sweep

Kubasaki's Vincent Rodriguez pins Kinnick's Juan Smith in 4 minutes, 49 seconds at 115 pounds. BRENNA MCNEIL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Kubasaki's Vincent Rodriguez pins Kinnick's Juan Smith in 4 minutes, 49 seconds at 115 pounds. BRENNA MCNEIL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Wrestling: Dragons claw way to Far East wrestling sweep

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Having lost a chance at back-to-back Far East Wrestling Tournament individual weight-class titles, Haydn Peterson said he simply didn’t want lose again.

And with a chance at Kubasaki’s first Division I team title sweep in seven years, coach Brent Cook said he simply didn’t want his Dragons to pass on the opportunity.

They both got their wish on Saturday.

Peterson scored a technical fall at 215 pounds and the Dragons won six bouts by pin en route to a 41-19 win over Nile C. Kinnick in the Far East D-I dual-meet final.

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