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HEM student sets national wrestling record


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Justin Irene, right, competes at the Wyoming State Wrestling Tournament in February. Irene placed second at state and recently broke a national record for the fastest pin.

HEM High is now the proud school of a national record holder in the sport of wrestling.

Senior Justin Irene of Medicine Bow was recently honored with the national record for the fastest wrestling pin in the 285-pound weight division by the National Federation of State High School Association. Irene achieved the record-breaking pin in only four seconds at the Southeast Duals in Yoder on Feb. 2, with a victory over Donald Red Nest of Alliance, Neb.

Principal Dale Kari honored Irene at an early morning school assembly last Friday, which also honored the school’s wrestling team, boys basketba...

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