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The Woodbury High School wrestling team participated in the recent 2013 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa. Participating in the camp from the Royals were: From left, front row, Justin Herold-Plakut, Pavel Swensen, Austin Braun, Ben Donnelly, Chason Hayslett, Steven Proulx; middle rox, head coach Justin Smith, coach Zach Hansen, Howard Jones, Matt Bedessem, Ty Johnson, Ben Malacko, Kevin Yang, Counselor Jared Lee-Gay; and back row, David Beseman, Andrew French, John McNiff, Matt Delaney,...
The Woodbury High School wrestling team participated in the recent 2013 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa. Participating in the camp from the Royals were: From left, front row, Justin Herold-Plakut, Pavel Swensen, Austin Braun, Ben Donnelly, Chason Hayslett, Steven Proulx; middle rox, head coach Justin Smith, coach Zach Hansen, Howard Jones, Matt Bedessem, Ty Johnson, Ben Malacko, Kevin Yang, Counselor Jared Lee-Gay; and back row, David Beseman, Andrew French, John McNiff, Matt Delaney,...

Royals wrestlers hit Luther camp

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The Woodbury High School wrestling team participated in the recent 2013 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah, Iowa.

The 2013 Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther head wrestling coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized camps in the Midwest. In 2013, more than 1,000 athletes participated, representing nearly 70 teams from seven states.

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Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion and All-American wrestlers, including Cale Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf.

Campers at the 2013 camps participated in team building activities, intensive "Train Like a Norseman" sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.

Woodbury Royals wrestlers Howard Jones and Justin Herold-Plakut, each earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp counselor Jared Lee-Gay, who served as Woodbury's camp coach, providing wrestlers with written and verbal feedback throughout the camp.

The Woodbury wrestling team is coached by head Coach Justin Smith and assistant coach Zach Hansen.

Last season, the Royals reached the state tournament as a team for the first time in school history.

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