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February 19, 2013
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Wrestling: Northern Nevada reacts to IOC dropping wrestling from Olympics

Wrestling was taken down by the recent International Olympic Committee announcement to drop the sport as one of its core events for the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.

Don't expect to see the sport expose its back to the mat, however, as supporters around the world have rallied to protest a decision that affects the men's and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman styles.

Backlash has lit up virtually every wrestling web site, and Northern Nevada has been no exception.

"It's been tremendous," said Ross Aguiar, a 1980 Churchill County High School graduate who now serves as director of the Reno Tournament …

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