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Crowd Pleaser

Goldendale wrestler Lucas Anderson gets my award for crowd pleaser for his win over Christopher Williams, of Naches Valley. Anderson couldn’t hide his reluctance to give up escape points to Williams, but that was the strategy his coaches wanted him to take. Even the referee had to chuckle as he waited for Anderson to acknowledge the corner and opt to release Williams and go to a standing position.

It was as if Anderson was saying he didn’t want to redo what he already did, but his ability to take Williams to the mat earned him a 16-9 lead. Five of Williams’ points came from deliberate releases by Anderson.

In the end, Anderson was paid off as he got his chance to wrest...

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