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Redhawk wrestlers to grapple next week

Dec. 16, 2010

Champlain Valley Union High School wrestler Sam Fortin (right) faces off against an opponent in the St. Johnsbury Academy Invitational. The tournament, held on Saturday, kicked off the wrestling season for CVU. (Courtesy photo by Jennifer Olson)

Coach Rahn Fleming and his Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team will be off to Bristol and a match at Mount Abraham Union on Monday night. The team returns to CVU on Wednesday for home-opening matches against Vergennes Union and Enosburg High at 5:30 p.m.

The junior varsity will travel to a Saturday tournament at Otter Valley Union High in Brandon. Matches begin at 10 a.m.

The Redhawks started their season Saturday by finishing eighth in the 21-team St. Johnsbury Academy Invitational.

Senior captain Ryan Stearns ruled his 130-pound class with early pins in all three of his matches.

Sam Fortin finished fourth in the 121-pound class. Fleming said by e-mail that Tucker Austin had a good day. CVU was represented in six of the 14 weight classes.

Fleming is working with 24 wrestlers, 18 of which are freshmen and sophomores.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent

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