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Native America Calling: The wrestling tradition
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The wrestling tradition
Native Americans are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

The NCAA wrestling championships have just ended and athletes and coaches are already eyeing prospects for next season.

Native America Calling hears about notable Native wrestlers and find out the appeal wrestling presents for Native athletes, in this encore presentation on Memorial Day.

Guests on Native America Calling
Mark Branch (Kaw Nation) – head wrestling coach for the University of Wyoming Cowboys

Kirk Bahr, outgoing wrestling coach at Menominee Indian High School in Shawano, WI

Zach Blankenship (Cherokee and Navajo) – senior at Bixby Oklahoma High School and a wrestling recruit for Oklahoma State University

Seth Duckworth (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) – wrestling reporter for Pistols Firing

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