North Pole High School head wrestling coach Junior Lambert was named Alaska’s High School Girls Head Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association on Monday.

During the 2019 season, Lambert led seven of 10 Patriot girls wrestlers to the state meet, where six placed and one earned a championship title. 

The team also finished the season with the team state championship. 

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