The Westerly Wrestling Club's 8U team won the state championship this season. The team and their coaches are, front, Randy Johnston, head coach; middle, from left, Sam Parrillo (state champ, 37 pounds), Kasin McAndrew, Alex Myers, Brody Mayo (third, 55 pounds), Robby Newton (third, 63, 12U),…

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