Wrestlers set to Rumble again this weekend

After seven years on the shelf, the Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament is back on the Okinawa mats for its seventh iteration. Here in the last Rumble held in February 2013, Micah Lopez of Guam's Father Duenas gets thrown to the mat by Kubasaki's Sho Green in a 158-pound bout. (ADAM FONDREN/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
After seven years on the shelf, the Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament is back on the Okinawa mats for its seventh iteration. Here in the last Rumble held in February 2013, Micah Lopez of Guam's Father Duenas gets thrown to the mat by Kubasaki's Sho Green in a 158-pound bout. (ADAM FONDREN/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Wrestlers set to Rumble again this weekend

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

After seven years on the shelf, the Rumble on the Rock wrestling tournament is back on the Okinawa mats, with four regular Far East tournament teams and local Japanese grapplers set for a full day’s action Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Kadena, St. Mary’s and Kubasaki – with 49 Far East team titles between them – and Humphreys are set to do battle in an individual freestyle event, organizer and Kubasaki coach Brent Cook said. No team title will be handed out; only individual medals, he said.

Humphreys is entering the event for the first time and the Blackhawks will have nine wrestlers in tow, coach Ben Pak said.

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