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Husky alums shine on mats, in pools


January 10, 2018

SHHS GRADUATES, from left, Tyler Schilling, Tyler Cowger and Colton Schilling make an appearance in the Huskies wrestling room during Christmas break. The Schillings wrestle at Cal Poly SLO and Cowger is an assistant coach at Southern Oregon State University, where he was a four-time All-American wrestler.

- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo senior Colton Schilling, a 2013 Sweet Home High School graduate, has established himself as one of the Mustangs' top wrestlers this year.

Schilling erased a 6-0 team deficit with a fall in just 30 seconds in the 141-pound bout after scoring an early takedown against Fresno State Thursday, Jan. 4. Schilling is 9-7 on the season, including an eighth-place finish at the Midlands Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Also in the line-up for Cal Poly against Fresno was sophomore Tyler Schilling (2015), at 133 pounds, who lost 6-2 to Fresno State's Trevor Williams. He is 1-6 thus far in the season.

- Freshman Kobe Olson (2017) was a double winner for Umpqua Community College's re-established wrestling program at 141 pounds at the Gut Check Challenge duals tournament Jan. 4 in Bremerton, Wash. Olson posted a 10-9 decision in a match against Washington State University, and then pinning his opponent in an exhibition match against Pacific Lutheran University. The Riverhawks, coached by SHHS alum Kyle Temple, won 33-15 after team losses to WSU (30-21) and Simon Fraser (35-6), their only victory in the latter coming by forfeit.

UCC will be back on the road at Warner Pacific University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, for a dual, followed by an appearance in the Boxer Open at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

The UCC roster includes two other former Huskies, freshman Jake Porter (2017) and sophomore Aaron Blanchard, who wrestled for Sweet Home before finishing his high school career at Central Linn.

- Freshman Lucie Davis (2017, East Linn Christian) is swimming for Boise State. She competed with the Broncos at the Art Adamson Invite Nov. 16-18 at College Station, Texas, before BSU went on break.

Davis was 20th out of 79 swimmers in the 500 Yard Freestyle in 4:49.81, after qualifying for finals and swimming 4:48.60 in the final. She was also 24th out of 37 swimmers in the mile, clocking 16:52.95. Both races were won by Stanford's Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world champion.

The Broncos will be back in the water Jan. 20 at Wyoming, when their season begins in earnest.

- Freshman Jessica Coats (2017) was seventh for Wagner College in a three-way meet with Fairfield College and Saint Peter's University Jan. 5, swimming 1:11. 86 in the 100 Meter Backstroke. She was eighth in the 100 Butterfly, in 1:13.26.

Next up for Wagner, in New York City, are back-to-back home meets against Rhode Island on Jan. 13 and LIU Brooklyn on Jan. 27.


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