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University of Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson (left) and CEO of Minnesota USA Wrestling Bill Hinchley (right) accepted a $500 check from the Park Rapids Wrestling Boosters to aid a movement to help save wrestling as an Olympic sport. Presenting the check at the Century School gym last Tuesday were Boosters president Sherry Safratowich and Park Rapids head coach Matt Clark.

Parkl Rapids club makes donation to save Olympic wrestling

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  Matt Clark was shocked when he heard that the International Olympic Committee intended to cut wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.

     “It took my knees out,” said Clark. “First I was shocked, then I was mad and now I just want to fight. Wrestling is, I think, the core of the Olympics and to get rid of it just does not make sense to me.”

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