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Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 9:30 p.m.

Vik Wrestlers Repeat As State Champions

There are no game-winning field goals in wrestling, no buzzer-beating jump shots nor walk-off home runs. But on Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Center, Coeur d’Alene senior Caleb Davis got a chance to be the hero. As he and Caldwell senior Tim Hartwig took the mat for their 189-pound final, each knew what was at stake: After more than 400 matches, the race for the 5A team championship had come down to this. “I knew,” Davis said. “I was just trying to stay calm.” Hartwig had the upper hand early, but Davis rallied for a second-round pin, setting off a wild Coeur d’Alene celebration. “I don’t even know how it happened,” Davis said. “I just smelled blood in the water and went for it.” Davis’ victory gave the Vikings 205 points, just enough to hold off Caldwell (1981/2)/Jordan Rodriguez, special to The Spokesman-Review. More here..




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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