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Tuesday, Jul 02 2013 11:14 PM

Varner holds a 'golden' clinic

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner signs autographs for participants from the K-8 category of Varner's 2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College on Tuesday afternoon.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Jake Varner instructs Johnny Saldana, 9, center, and his wrestling partner during Varner's 2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College on Tuesday afternoon.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Anthony Rivero, 16, watches as Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner demonstrates a crunch cradle during Varner's 2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College on Tuesday afternoon.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Jake Varner holds a demonstration with Bryce Martin, 18, for the high school participants during Varner's 2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College on Tuesday afternoon.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner puts J.J. Figueroa, 14, in a cradle during Varner's 2013 Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College on Tuesday afternoon.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Olympic Gold medalist Jake Varner, three-time state champion Nathan Morgan and Bakersfield High wrestler Bryce Martin hosted high schoolers Tuesday at the Olympian Wrestling Camp at Bakersfield College.

Varner, shown demonstrating technique, is a BHS graduate who won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the London Games last year.

Varner also won two state titles in high school and two NCAA championships at Iowa State. Morgan, a BHS grad, was a four-time state finalist and three-time state champ with the Drillers. He went on to become a three-time All-American at Oklahoma State. Martin placed fourth in the state as a junior last season.

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