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1962-1963 School Year
Front Row: G. Sande, D. Lascen, B. Nelson, R. Bogan, B. Warren, K. Lawrence, J. Redmond. Middle Row: R. Lee, R. Westerdahl, P. Kleven, S. Jennings, A. Holbrook, T. Kragness, L. Emerson, R. Emerson, M. Webert. Back Row: C.Bohline, D. Tallman, L. Latualla, T. Jacobson, D. Christianson, J. Botko, G. Kindser, A. Siegmann, L. Berg.

The wrestling team had a balanced year, winning five and losing five.  The tam was helped along by the many returning lettermen who were under a new head coach, Mr. Robert Lee.

The conference schedule began easily defeating Central 42-12.  The Tigers first setback came in their loss to Southwest in the second meet of the season 32-15.

The team rebounded with a two game winning streak, defeating both Edison, 27-20, and North 36-14 before losing their second match to Roosevelt, 35-8.

Another two game winning streak ensued when the Tigers beat Washburn, 26-21, and Henry 34-14.

However, the team ended the season on a low note, losing their last three matches to Vocational 27-16, West 37-13 and Marshall 32-13.

Two of the wrestlers went through the highly competitive district matches at Southwest High School . Gary Sande placed 2nd and Roscoe Bogan placed 3rd.  The team placed 9th at the District 17 meet.

Next year, the team will have some returning lettermen, therefore, they expect a fair season.  South had many hard matches and, as Mr. Lee promised, beat Washburn to receive a congratulatory cake in honor of the victory.