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US Greco lost a GREAT coach today

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Coach Mark Halvorson, the head coach of De La Salle HS (Concord CA) and the CYC located in Concord, passed away this morning while traveling in Southern CA.

Mark coached numerous National Champs, age-group World Team Members (including Junior World Bronze Medalist Peyton Omania - who was also his 1st CA HS State Champion (2018)) and Senior National & World Teamers as well as US Olympian Robby Smith (whom he coached in Rio).

He was an incredible technician in all 3 styles, but was one of the best in the country when it came to Greco.

He will be greatly missed.

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Link to Mark's obit on the front-page:

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2021/February/18/Mark-Halvorson-obituary

Not included is that from 2001, a wrestler from De La Salle moved on to the NCAA from each class to include:

ASU, Brown, Cal Baptist (x2), Cal-State Bakersfield (x3), Cal Poly SLO (x2), The Citadel, Columbia (x2), Cornell (splitting hairs with JJ Chavez, his 1st 2 years of HS were at DLS (CA State placer his Sophomore yr) prior to the move to Idaho), University of Dubuque, Fresno State (x2 before and after the program was dropped), Indiana University (x2), Lehigh University, Northern Colorado, Northwestern, Michigan State, St. Olaf's, San Francisco State (x3), Stanford and UC Davis.

He also had former wrestlers go on to Menlo College (x2 NAIA) and the Greco program at Northern Colorado (x2).

Some of his wrestlers also went on to play college football at Colorado State, Harvard, Lehigh, Oregon State (x2, 1 reaching the NFL), UCLA and rugby at UC Berkeley (x3) & St. Mary's (Moraga CA)

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