Payton Stroud, center, and Nicole Clark.

Payton Stroud, center, and Nicole Clark.

Stroud captures first, Clark second at national wrestling tournament

White River’s Payton Stroud and Sumner High’s Nicole Clark battled their way to the title round of the recent USMC Girls Folkstyle National Championships.

When all was concluded, Stroud had captured top honors at 122 pounds and Clark was second at 144.

The event, which draws competitors from all parts of the nation, was staged March 22-25 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Each was coming off an impressive performance during the recent state wrestling meet at the Tacoma Dome. Clark, a senior, took the state title at 140 pounds and Stroud, a junior, wrestled to second-place honors at 120.

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