A different kind of wrestling match

Photo by Rene De Amaral

Contra Costa and Alameda County high school wrestlers were the first Team USA stop for Team Japan in the California USA Cultural Exchange Program.

The East Bay wrestlers looked at their schedule and knew immediately that something was different. They just did not know how different.

The California USA Wrestling Cultural Exchange Program, as part of the Japan-U.S. High School Goodwill International Exchange, resumed Thursday Jan. 5 after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the first round, Mount Diablo Wrestling Association (MDWA) hosted one of the teams from Japan as part of a dual, also known as scrimmage, at Liberty High School.


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