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Holding his own: JHS grad Gumke performs well at nationals


Eathan Gumke was taken aback by the different atmosphere at the USA Junior National Duals the last week of June in Oklahoma City.

It wasn’t a weekend, and it was a long way from home.

“With all the national tournaments you expect there to be a lot of fans, but there’s really not,” said Jamestown’s Class A state champion at 195 pounds. “It’s right in the middle of the week and it’s a smaller gym.”

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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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