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Duanesburg wrestling coach retires after 48th year

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Coach Joe Bena. NEWS10 ABC Coach Joe Bena. NEWS10 ABC

DUANESBURG, N.Y. -- The Duanesburg High School wrestling coach is in the midst of his 48th and final year.

For nearly half a century, Joe Bena has used his classroom to teach lessons of wrestling.

"Why did I stick it out this long, that's a good question. I've been having fun and I just love being around the kids and I love teaching and this is my classroom, the wrestling mat is my classroom," said coach Bena.

Bena has mentored collegiate all-Americans, and three Olympians, including gold medal winner Jeff Blatnick.

With his career coming to an end, his legacy lives on.

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