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By Pierre Bibbs

Malta Mustang Wrestling 2020-21

Mustangs motivated by sophomore duo


January 6, 2021

The 2020-21 Malta Mustangs Wrestling Team. Wrestling: Bottom Row: Colt French, Tye Jones, Jaden Keeling, and Parker Mortenson. Middle Row: Head Coach Jake French, Manager Samme Gibbs, Colton Mears, Camryn Mears, Spencer Gibbs, Mngr Lauren Doney, Assistant Coach Steve French Top Row: Manager Skylie Lefdahl, Shawn Gilkerson, and Manager Madyson Bain Photo by Lynne's Line Photography.

The Malta Wrestling team was the only Phillips County team to see a complete ending to their 2019-20 campaign. In doing so, the team had three state placers.

This season, the team features several returning athletes, and eight total, including two state placers.

The team will be without Callan Mears, who took second place in the 160-pound championship match last season. The team also lost Kendall Moore, who had performed at state last season.

"Callan was awesome," Head Coach Jake French said. "He was a hard worker and he wanted to win. He motivated the other kids to the level that we wanted...

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