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Betterman finally wins at U.S. nationals

Updated: April 11, 2009, 2:09 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Joe Betterman finally won a national wrestling title.

Betterman beat Spenser Mango 1-0, 2-0 Friday night to capture the 132-pound Greco-Roman title at the United State National Championship and avenge defeats in the championship match the past three years.

The top seven finishers in each weight class advance to the World Team Trials May 30 and 31 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

"Me and Spenser are real close and have similar styles," Betterman said. "It is always a tough ...

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