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PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games wrestling

Sunday, July 18, 2010 | 10:04 p.m. CDT; updated 10:13 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Hearnes Center is filled with activity as 493 wrestlers participate in the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition on Saturday. This year’s turnout was the largest yet. Eight matches were held simultaneously on the arena floor from 10 a.m. until about 7 p.m. for some age groups.

The Show-Me State Games held its wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Almost 500 people participated in the event, which lasted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Larry Janes helps his grandson Tyler Janes of Wentzville High School loosen up before his match at the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center.
Tyler Loethen, 17, of Helias High School in Jefferson City grips Michael Rodgers, 17, of St. Clair High School in St. Clair at the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Loethen, who won the match, said of wrestling at the Show-Me State Games, “I love the sport. It’s always a good tournament. I love the competition.”

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