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Deaf School Receives National Team of the Year Award

April 18, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS – The wrestling team at the Indiana School for the Deaf has been named Team of the Year by DeafDigest Sports.

The team was 17-1 last season, the best record in school history, and won the National Prep Wrestling Tournament in California with an average score of 62-19 over six other deaf schools. Eleven of the school’s wrestlers were named prep All-Americans.

“We’d taken a very young team with a lot of freshmen and sophomores last year,” Deaf Hoosiers coach Michael Paulone told The Indianapolis Star. “We knew we’d have a good team (this) year. … The kids came back and practiced every day the whole year.

“We really did dominate,” he told the newspaper through an interpreter. “There were some good teams out there. We just elevated ourselves. It was a big surprise the way we dominated.”

DeafDigest is a national publication covering high school sports for the deaf.

By Fort Wayne.com

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    April 18, 2007 at 1:25 pm


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