Wrestling: Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

From two wrestlers two years ago and six last year, Osan's wrestling team now has as many as 26, four of them girls, pradticing in the school cafeteria daily. JESSICA MCCOLLUM/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
From two wrestlers two years ago and six last year, Osan's wrestling team now has as many as 26, four of them girls, pradticing in the school cafeteria daily. JESSICA MCCOLLUM/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Wrestling: Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

There were just two wrestlers in the Osan practice room two years ago, setting off concerns about an “empty room syndrome” at some of the smaller programs in Korea.

That appeared to be following a trend of lower numbers each season.

But the Cougars had six wrestlers a year ago and this season coach Andrew Grant says there have been as many as 26 wrestlers in the school cafeteria, where the team practices.

The last time the Cougars had that many in the room was in 2000, by coincidence the last time Osan won the title in the Korea league.

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