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Local grapplers take on visiting Japanese team

Local grapplers take on visiting Japanese team

La Costa Canyon High School hosted a cultural exchange Jan. 9 between Japan and the Unites States. This culture exchange did not take place in the classroom, dance floor or in a stadium — this exchange took place on a wrestling mat.

La Costa Canyon wrestling head coach Dwayne Buth arranged the visit with the Japanese wrestling team, which split its time between Nevada and California. After winning all of its matches in Nevada, the Japanese team traveled to Carlsbad. At LCC, the 13 Japanese wrestlers were paired with local wrestlers from La Costa Canyon, Canyon Crest Academy, Mission Hills, and Torrey Pines High School. Carmel Valley wrestlers Joe Anthony, Ben Carney, Jordan...

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