Wrestling: Kubasaki sends a message in dominant "Beast" victory
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – With a meet-best four weight-class titles and two runner-up finishes, Kubasaki is looking like the wrestling power it once was.
Former Florida state champion Colin Nation led the way, pacing Kubasaki to 65 points and the team title in the 27th Nile C. Kinnick Invitational “Beast of the Far East” wrestling tournament.
The Dragons came in 15 points ahead of runner-up St. Mary’s in the second of two in-season invitationals designed to prepare teams for next month’s Far East tournament at Osan. Last year’s champion, Shonan Military Academy, came in third with 46.
“What a fun tournament,” said coach Brent Cook of Kubasaki, with 26 Far East meet titles to its credit, a DODEA-Pacific record for any team in any sport. Only two of those came in the last 10 years.
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