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Tucker Breitung, 17, from Prior Lake, Minn., tries to wiggle out of a submission hold from his wrestling partner Matt Kahnke, 17, from Prior Lake Minn., during a free-style training session at the All-Marine Wrestling Camp July 26. Breitung and Kahnke will both be seniors at Prior Lake High School. For additional imagery from the event, visit

Photo by Staff Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook

All-Marine athletes roll out wrestling mats to mold Midwest high school students into elite warriors

3 Aug 2011 | 9th Marine Corps District

High school students received one-on-one instruction from several of the nation's top athletes at Camp Ripley for an All-Marine Wrestling Camp July 25-30.  

More than 120 athletes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas attended the six-day wrestling camp, which was hosted by Recruiting Station Twin Cities to promote academic and athletic excellence.

Throughout the camp, Marines taught various intermediate and advanced free-style and Greco-Roman techniques to prepare wrestlers for the upcoming season. Camp attendees also received daily conditioning workouts and classes intended to strengthen their mental resolve for matches.

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