St. Mary's Austin Koslow and Yokota's Austin Fisher finished 1-2 in both the Beast of the Far East and the Kanto finals and are considered odds on to chase the Far East 180-pound title. (EMMA STEVENS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
St. Mary's Austin Koslow and Yokota's Austin Fisher finished 1-2 in both the Beast of the Far East and the Kanto finals and are considered odds on to chase the Far East 180-pound title. (EMMA STEVENS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Wrestling: Several teams believe they've got shot at Far East crown

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

For the first time in six years, there appears to be no clear favorite entering this week’s Far East wrestling tournament, at least in the Division I field, coaches and observers are saying.

“It’s wide open,” said Gary Wilson, whose host Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils swept both D-I freestyle and dual-meet titles a year ago, but are far from the dominating force they’ve been in recent years.

After five years of the Red Devils and St. Mary’s trading the titles, Far East D-I looks much like the 2013 tournament, also hosted by Kinnick, “when it was anybody’s game,” said Wilson, in his ninth season at the Red Devils’ helm.

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