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So, you want to be a state-meet wrestler?

Warning! The wrestling room seems more a torture chamber than a practice zone.

There's much agony.


A wrestling meet must be like a day off.

I drove out to the "Chamber" on Monday mainly to check on two senior

wrestlers who, in the compressed time line of high school sports, have been around forever.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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