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Olympia High School wrestling team participates in Luther College camp

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[August 14, 2012]  DECORAH, Iowa -- The Olympia High School wrestling team participated in the 2012 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa.

The wrestling camps, directed by Luther's head wrestling coach, Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized camps in the Midwest. This year more than 1,000 athletes participated, representing more than 60 teams from seven states.

Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion and all-American wrestlers, including Cale Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf.

Campers this year participated in team-building activities, intensive "Train Like a Norseman" sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.

Michael Rethbun and Rook Kassabaum, members of the Spartans wrestling team, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp counselor Francisco Rueda.

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Rueda served as Olympia's camp coach, providing wrestlers with written and verbal feedback throughout the camp.

The Olympia wrestling team is coached by head coach Pete Cleary and assistant coach Steve Cleary.

This was the Spartans' first year at the Luther Team Camp.

For more information about the Luther wrestling program, visit http://sports.luther.edu/men/wrestling/index.html.

[Text from file received from Luther College]

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