Shonan reminds wrestlers they have work to do before Far East
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Though Shonan Military Academy won’t be at next month’s Far East Tournament, its presence at Saturday’s “Beast of the Far East” wrestling tournament was a blessing in disguise for DODEA and international school teams.
Shonan took five weight classes and finished first as a team, unseating defending champion and “Beast” host Nile C. Kinnick, which took fourth with 39 points. St. Mary’s was close behind with 59 points, while Kubasaki was third with 47.
It’s what teams can take away from bouts with Shonan wrestlers that can make their charges better, coaches said after “Beast.”
“It’s good to see guys with a different skill set and technique,” Titans coach Shu Yabui said. “They set a good example. If we can beat one of them or score points on them, it shows our skills are up there with them.”
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