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March 13, 2014
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Letter: Roseburg High School team gave tribute to wrestling manager Colby

Wrestlers honor RHS manager

As impressive as the success of the Roseburg High School wrestling has been over the past eight years, even more impressive to me was the front-page picture on the March 2 Sunday edition of The News-Review. It showed the RHS wrestlers hoisting up the manager with the championship trophy. As hard as these kids worked to obtain the trophy, they felt it was important to make sure their manager felt like as big a part of this as anyone else involved. No, it wasn’t the athletic director, or one of the coaches, or a state champ, or the best wrestler; it was Colby, the manager for the team. What a huge testament to the character of these kids. And as a result of this, a tremendous amount of credit has to go to the parents, who have a major influence with the wrestling program. I ask you: How many kids of that age would have the unselfish presence of mind to even think of doing this at a time of great achievement and celebration for their own accomplishments?

I can say for myself that I am very proud to have all of them in our community as great hard-working athletes and even more than that, for the high level of class and character they show. I truly wish every kid could go through the RHS wrestling program. From what I see, we could use a lot more of these kind of people!

Congratulations on a great year; all the hard work paid off. And thank you to Tom Eggers for a great job of covering and reporting it all — something at which the local television station failed miserably.

Randy Butler


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