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Staff Sgt. Craig Soltys, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Lincoln, presents a plaque to Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio native, Olympic Gold Medalist, and world team member, at the FinalX Senior Freestyle World Team Trials at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. June 9, 2018.

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Marines join USAW at FinalX

14 Jun 2018 | Sgt. Levi Schultz 9th Marine Corps District

Capt. Joseph Bromen, a Dawson native and the Officer Selection Officer in Lincoln, opened the event with a speech in which he explained the partnership between the Marines and USAW.
"It's because Marines and wrestlers share so much in common," Bromen said. "As Marines we fight and win our nations battles, and we do that by engraving in each and every one of our Marines a fighting spirit, comprised of endurance, strength, resiliency, courage and honor. Every one of these attributes we see in the wrestlers here at FinalX, and so we are absolutely thrilled to be here to support these wrestlers."
Marines joined the wrestlers who won World Team spots on the mat to present plaques and congratulate them on their hard-fought victories. 
"We pride ourselves on working very hard and wrestling being very tough," said Bill Zadick, Team USA Wrestling Head Coach. "I think it's an opportunity for the wrestlers to look outside themselves and see the bigger things. Beyond our own personal desires and glory, there's an opportunity to represent our country and that’s a really great honor to be a part of."
FinalX results can be found at For more on the partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and USA Wrestling, connect with us on Social Media: @MidwestMarines.

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Midwest Marines are responsible for U.S. Marine Corps recruiting efforts in the upper Midwest, including the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma. Midwest Marines are headquartered aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, IL. We are formally known as the 9th Marine Corps District.

The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Des Moines is to supervise and administer the enlisted and officer procurement programs of the Regular and Reserve establishment and to perform such other tasks as may be directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  

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