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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Broncos host wrestling in Gilson Gym

Freezing fog, COVID keep some teams away


Last updated 1/18/2022 at 7:20am

Photos by Roger Harnack | The Journal

Gabe Smith of Lind-Ritzville spins around Nick Hastings of Pomeroy to keep control during a 182-pound bout Saturday, Jan. 15.

RITZVILLE - Freezing fog and coronavirus issues kept away many Bronco Invite teams, but didn't shutter wrestling completely Saturday, Jan. 15.

Kettle Falls, Liberty (Spangle), Davenport and other wrestling teams canceled, as did others.

But Pomeroy, Colfax, Garfield-Palouse, Wilbur-Creston-Keller, Almira/Coulee-Hartline, Tekoa-Rosalia and Selkirk made the trip to Gilson Gymnasium for the scheduled tournament.

Due to the much-smaller turnout, coaches agreed to move away from a traditional tournament to a mix-and-match event to get wrestlers as many matches as possible.

The decision helped en...

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