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Sports - May 17, 2013

Sports Shorts

ON THE MAT . . . Gunn High junior Cadence Lee pinned down the third national title of her wrestling career by winning the FILA Cadet 108-pound division at the Body Bar Women's National Freestyle Championships during the weekend in Lakeland, Fla. Lee won six times, including a best-of-three win in the finals, while pinning each of her opponents while earning a berth to represent the U.S. at the FILA Cadet World Championships to be held in Serbia in August. Lee's coach at Gunn, Chris Horpel, will be honored along with Palo Alto High graduate and Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz when both are inducted into the California chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto. The event is already sold out. Schultz and his brother Mark, who won gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, already are "distinguished members" of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame — the highest such honor in the sport. There are two halls of fame in California, the California Wrestling Hall of Fame and the California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Horpel and the Schultz brothers are now in both. Horpel and his father, Frank, are the only father-son combination to be named to both California halls. Also being inducted on Saturday will be Lee Allen, the former Menlo College women's coach, along with Nancy Schultz, who was married to Dave until his tragic murder in 1996 and became a spokesperson in the sport. In addition to coaching the Gunn wrestlers, Horpel oversees the Terman Middle School program as well as the Dave Schultz Wrestling Club (founded by Nancy Schultz), which operates out of Gunn during the summer.

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