Wrestling: Perry matmen grab first DODEA-Japan title

Wrestling: Perry matmen grab first DODEA-Japan title

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP ZAMA, Japan – Seizing three weight-class titles, including heavyweight by senior and two-time Far East champion Marshall China, Matthew C. Perry surprised the field Saturday by capturing its first title in the DODEA-Japan wrestling finals at Zama.

Nemo Matthews (168) and James Williams (135) also won their weight classes, helping the Samurai rack up 73 points, outdistancing Nile C. Kinnick and Yokota, which tied for second with 61 apiece.

“I’m excited for our kids,” Perry coach Chris Munsell said. “They worked really hard all year. Hopefully, it’s a big stepping stone into next week’s Far East,” scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at Osan.

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