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February 21, 2013
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Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Chris Bowers


South Umpqua senior

SPORT: Wrestling.

WEIGHT CLASS: 106 pounds.

AGE: 18.

COLLEGE HOPES: Undecided, but plans to continue wrestling career.

OTHER INTERESTS: Soccer, hunting, fishing, hiking.

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Dan Gable, former wrestler who lost only one match in his career at Iowa and coached the Hawkeyes to 16 NCAA titles.


PERFORMANCE: Compiled a 27-4 record during the regular season at 113 pounds, then dropped to 106 to win Far West League and Region 3 Championships in dominant fashion. Bowers is seeded No. 3 at 106 for this weekend’s Class 4A Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

QUOTABLE: On his performance at Region 3 championships — “I dropped down, but felt strong and just kind of went out and did my thing. This year I’ve come in and tried to practice harder than usual and go all out in the matches and it’s working out for me.”

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