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By Andi Bourne

It's Okay to Be Different


Chris Mauldin

Amber Koepke (right) faces off against her opponent Sara. While Sara had been wrestling for four years, this was Koepke's first match.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE) eighth-grader Amber Koepke has stepped up to the mat as the only female wrestler on the Seeley Lake Wrestling Team. After starting the season a few weeks behind the rest of the team, she has one match under her belt and looks forward to competing in the All-City Championship April 6 at Sentinel High School.

Koepke said she grew up loving the feeling of being different. Instead of playing with stereotypical girls' toys like Barbie and doing makeup, she loved to play with Hot Wheels, get dirty, do Motor Cross, Freestyle and play football. She thoug...

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