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Portage wrestler Lawrence quickly climbing the ranks — and rankings

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December 31, 2013 5:00 pm  •  Jim Peters james.peters@nwi.com, (219) 548-4363

No one in the Portage wrestling room knew much about Steven Lawrence when the freshman surprised senior Dylan Logsdon in a wrestle-off for a varsity spot early last season.

 

"We thought he was going to be good, but to be honest, I didn't think he would be able to beat Logsdon," Indians coach Leroy Vega said. "That's what makes our team so great. You can have a freshman JV guy beat a senior state qualifier."

 

Ultimately, the one opponent Lawrence couldn't beat as a freshman was the scale. Unable to consistently make weight at 126 pounds and unable to unseat another wrestler at 132, he spent much of the season on JV, seeing the varsity mat just 10 times.

 

"We just decided to get him as much experience as possible," Vega said.

 

http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/high-school/wrestling/portage-wrestler-lawrence-quickly-climbing-the-ranks-and-rankings/article_792142eb-d20c-5e3f-b6af-9ad8e334cef7.html

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