By Paul Delaney
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney wrestling will rely on youth in '22-23


Last updated 12/9/2022 at 9:06am

Roger Harnack

Cheney's only girl wrestler, Jalisca Holmgren, works a knuckle roll and attempted arm bar on Mersadies Miravalle of Lewis and Clark during the Medical Lake Scramble's opening round Saturday morning, Dec. 5. Holmgren won by pin in 2:24.

CHENEY — Jason Connor spends his days as a biologist for the Kalispel Tribe working to improve the health of fish species that travel the Pend Oreille River and its watershed.

Since 2018, however, he's spent much of his free time trying to perform similar duties as head coach with Cheney Blackhawks wrestling, of which he's both competed and coached for years.

Connor, who wrestled for and graduated from Cheney High School in 1991, has woven his way in and out and very much through the fabric that is the school's program - and wrestling period.

"When my kid was about five, we started wrest...

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