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    Photo: Tony DiMarco

    The Best of Bethlehem

    The fabled District XI in Pennsylvania. It’s one of the top (3?) (5?) areas in the country for producing high school and collegiate talent. Year-in and year-out for decades, at this point; however, we’re not focused on history today. This weekend, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a city in the heart of the American version of our sport, was the epicenter of collegiate wrestling. 

    Saturday marked the first of two days of wrestling from Bethlehem with Journeymen’s “WrangleMania.” That event featured ten DI teams competing in four rounds of pre-arranged duals. The day started out innocuous enough with a dual between Long Island and Buffalo. The all-New York matchup didn’t seem to temp the fancy of the locals and a spare crowd, mainly full of family and friends of the two teams in question, were treated to a really entertaining dual. LIU jumped out to a 12-0 lead after the first three matches and never looked back in a 19-15 victory that came down to the big boys. 285 lber Aeden Begue locked up the win with a 6-3 decision. 

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