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Working to pin cancer
Pro wrestling, wild costumes highlight event
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This year’s Relay for Life looked to give cancer a body slam.For the first time in its 11-year history in this community, Relay for Life was filled with the high-flying action of professional wrestling. The card saw local resident Tim Jernigan make his pro wrestling debut and win a tag team match with partner Brent Powers, also from McMinnville.“This wrestling is the best part,” said Matt Rains while recording portions of a match on his cellphone.Action inside the ring was just one of many activities taking place around the track at Nunley Stadium on Friday night. McMinnville Public Works had a silent auction featuring a traffic signal and a parking meter.McMinnville Public Works assistant director Brad Hennessee joked that the department considered offering another popular item for a raffle.“We talked about including a streetlight,” said Hennessee.