High school wrestling has struggled for years to maintain a foothold in Greater Bangor because of limited participation, but an effort to build support for the sport at the youth level is working to gain traction in the Queen City.
Bangor Area Wrestling has grown from 25 participants during its inaugural season in 2014 to 75 wrestlers in three age groups last winter. For their efforts, four people heavily involved in that organization have been named “People of the Year” by the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance.
Bangor Area Wrestling founders Kristie Miner and Aaron Hoshide, and two middle school-level coaches in the program, Jordan Fogg and Daniel Considine, will be honored for their efforts during the MAWA’s annual hall of fame induction ceremony on Aug. 18 at the Hyde School in Bath.
Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...
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