SOU Student Remembered

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University

ASHLAND, Ore.-- Southern Oregon University is remembering Alexander Howell.

23-year-old Howell drowned in the ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park on Saturday. He was a part of the wrestling team, and friends said, they will not forget his smile.

"There's definitely a void there and so I don't know how you fill that void in but knowing Alex, he'd want you to move forward," SOU's Director of Wrestling Mike Ritchey said.

Ritchey said Alex's wrestling career was cut short after an injury, and instead, he had found a new career path with the National Guard. He said Alex's life was taken too soon.

The wrestling team will have a moment of silence and pay tribute to Alex before the duel on Saturday.

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