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Gorders Win National Award


Lisa and Shane Gorder with the award.

Shane and Lisa Gorder have earned national praise as the Richland County couple received the Friend of AAU award from the National AAU Wrestling Committee during the Disney Duals in Orlando, Fla.

"It's nice to be acknowledged when you put in a lot of time," Lisa said of receiving the national honor.

Shane served as the Montana Greco wrestling chairman in 2008 and the Montana State Wrestling chairman since 2010. Lisa has been the secretary for Montana State Wrestling since 2008.

"We've worked together for AAU wrestling in both Montana and nationals," Lisa said.

Shane has coached the Sidney Middle School wrestling team since 1990 and local AAU wrestlers for about 15 years.

"It's a great family activity," Lisa said of wrestling. "Even our girls have been active as managers."

Locally, Lisa is the treasurer for the Sidney AAU wrestling while Shane is a board member.

"It wasn't expected," Lisa said of the award. "We don't expect to be acknowledged, we just enjoy being involved."

The Gorders have attended two national AAU conventions and two national AAU wrestling conventions. They plan on attending the national AAU convention in Texas this fall.

Shane will serve as one of the coaches for the Montana team during a cultural exchange trip to Germany this summer. Brady Gorder is one of the 15 wrestlers on the squad.


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