Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suburban Wrestling Story

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suburban Wrestling Story

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FLORISSANT * Efe Osaghae had never won an All-Suburban Conference title, and the McCluer North senior knew he wouldn't get another chance.

So it was time for a change, even if it meant waking up before sunrise throughout the Christmas holidays.

Osaghae got his payoff Saturday when he was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler after winning the 145-pound title with an 8-2 decision against Northwest-Cedar Hill's Dakota Thevel at Hazelwood Central.

"I always go out of town for Christmas to see my family and I always miss two weeks of training, and when I come back I'm out of shape and rusty," Osaghae said. "So this year I was just running in the mornings. I woke up at 5:30 so I could get in better shape."

The Stars senior improved to 20-0. He was fourth in the state a season ago.

DURBIN DOES IT

An effort to become a four-time All-Suburban champion didn't look good for Seckman senior Zack Durbin during much of his 126-pound championship match against Kirkwood's Collin Hodo. …

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