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Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:00 am


Area mas wrestler on US team

Journal Gazette

Noble County resident Adam Turner, 30, will compete as part of Team USA in the Mas Wrestling World Cup on Nov. 14-18 in Lodz, Poland.

Mas wrestling, or stick wrestling, originated in Russia and has grown in popularity around the world. Two competitors sit down in front of a wood board facing each other and try to pull each other over the board or take the stick away, almost resembling tug of war.

Turner will complete in the 125-plus kilogram category.

“Its an amazing opportunity be able to compete with the best in the world,” Turner said. “I have been doing this sport for only about a year now and to be able to compete at the highest level in this sport is a real achievement.”

Turner's coach, John O'Connor, will also be in attendance.

A local competition for mas wrestling along with arm lifting, or grip competition, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Wrigley Field Bar and Grill to help raise funds for Shepherd's House Fort Wayne.

For more information, go to the Stout Barbell Facebook page or the Midwest Mas Wrestling Facebook page.

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