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Bridger Valley has double national champion ‘93-16 with 23 titles’

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 17th, 2013

Sefton Douglass COURTESY PHOTO

For the Pioneer

BRIDGER VALLEY – Sefton Douglass of the Bridger Valley Bruins brought home two national titles from the USA Kids Nationals in Orem, Utah.

He took the top slot in both Greco-Roman and freestyle. These wins earned Douglass a double All-American status.

Douglass wrestled six matches or three days for a 6-0 win. He wrestles in the 50-pound intermediate class for 9-10 year olds. He has been wrestling since he was four.

Douglass won the two titles after a week in Pocatello, Idaho, where he competed in Western Regionals Championships. Against the best in the West, Douglass became the West Region Folkstyle Champion and placed second in both Greco-Roman and freestyle.

He achieved these feats following a long year of wrestling, according to his mother, Kandy Douglass. He started training in October and wrestled through Nationals in June. His commitment is a testament to doing what he loves and shows everyone, if Through the season, Douglass has amassed a great number of victories. He sated with a second place at the Monster Match in Denver, Colo.; first place at the Salt Lake Slam (Tour of America), first place at the Beehive Brawl, third place at the Wild West in Gillette, fifth at Rocky Mountain Nationals, fourth at Reno Worlds and first in folkstyle, freestyle and third in Greco-Roman at Wyoming State. Next was the double national championship in Orem, Utah. He finished second in the future Olympian Rankings by USA wrestling in the 50-pound intermediate class. His record for the year was 93-16, with 23 titles.

For the complete article see the 07-12-2013 issue.

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