Jamestown’s Eathan Gumke, rear, is seeded No. 1 at 195 for the Class A state wrestling tournament, which starts today in Bismarck. (Chris Aarhus / The Sun)

Gritty Gumke: Jamestown senior seeded No. 1 at 195, a


Eathan Gumke remembers winning the one-point decision in overtime. The rest is fuzzy.

As he walked past his team’s chairs, he collapsed.

“The trainer said my blood-sugar was too low,” he recalled.

The dual at Bismarck High in December of 2012 was the first major sign of health problems that plagued him during his junior campaign. In the end, it cost him a trip to the Class A state wrestling tournament.

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sports writer for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Before that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press.
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