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Boys wrestling: Hinsdale Central star succeeding on the mat after excelling on the gridiron

<p>Hinsdale Central's Juwan Edmond &nbsp;| Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Hinsdale Central's Juwan Edmond  | Sun-Times Media file photo

A two-sport star is feeling more confident these days on the wrestling mat, according to Joe Goddard at High School Cube News.

When Hinsdale Central football players crave more competition, they head to wrestling.  

Juwan Edmond went into January with a 17-1 record for wrestling coach Jason Hayes after serving as a shifty 160-pound tailback during the football season in a lineup that included power runners Ben Stefani and Jacob White. Edmond’s best game was two touchdowns and 71 rushing yards in 16 carries against Lyons.

Edmond’s never-say-never attitude allowed him to shake off his only wrestling loss, an 8-6 verdict to a West Point recruit in last month’s Rex Whitlatch Tournament at Central.  

“I don’t stay angry long,” Edmond said. “I never think I’m going to lose. I learn something from everything I do.”

[Read more at High School Cube News]

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