Wrestling: Four Dragons capture titles as Kubasaki defends crown

Kubasaki coach Brent Cook and his Dragons celebrate their repeat Far East Division I individual freestyle team title. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Kubasaki coach Brent Cook and his Dragons celebrate their repeat Far East Division I individual freestyle team title. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Wrestling: Four Dragons capture titles as Kubasaki defends crown

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Going from Florida state champion to DODEA-Pacific Far East champion in the span of a year, Colin Nation also helped Kubasaki repeat as Far East individual freestyle team champion.

Nation, a junior, pinned Kaleb Leon Guerrero of Nile C. Kinnick to win at 180 pounds, one of four Dragons to capture their weights, as Kubasaki scored 79 team points to win Division I, outdistancing St. Mary’s - second for the third straight year - by 10 points.

“Especially with the amount of work we put in this season, to get that big a reward, absolutely, it feels good,” Nation said.

“I’m just proud of my team,” coach Brent Cook said after the Dragons extended their Pacific record for Far East titles in any sport to 27.

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