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Alexis Porter, a university national champion and a four-time Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association All-American at McKendree University, will join the Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center, it was announced this week.

Porter, who also was a Junior Pan Am champion and finished fifth at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials, will be the first female resident in the 11-year history of the WWRTC.

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“This is such an exciting opportunity for the WWRTC. Women’s wrestling is an emerging sport across the nation, and we are fortunate to be able to get a young, energetic contender here in Laramie,” WWRTC director and Wyoming head coach Mark Branch said in a release. “I am looking forward to seeing what this partnership means for wrestling in general, but more specifically, the WWRTC.”

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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