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Padden receives wrestling award recognition

Although former Harding County Rancher wrestler Bryce Padden was a successful wrestler himself, his greatest impact on the sport has been through the lives he touched as a coach.

A South Dakota High School runner-up, he wrestled across the country competing in amateur wrestling tournaments and was part of the US team that wrestled the Germans at Buffalo High School in 1985.

Padden was not only influential in the wrestling careers of his own boys, he was a dedicated coach for other youth in Harding County through the AAU program, traveling many miles to attend tournaments with his students. Pad...


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