Sieminski Joins Southern Oregon University After High School Wrestling Success

The Sweet Home Wrestling program signed Kyle Sieminski as their last athlete for the season, May 3. This signing came after the annual “May Day” track meet. 

Sieminski marked the fifth and final signing for the Wrestling program. He [Sieminski] is considered to have set history for the Sweet Home High School, being the first wrestler to win four consecutive state titles. He was the 50th athlete in Oregon to accomplish this feat. 

L-R Tiffany Sieminski, Kyle Sieminski, Clint Sieminski and Head Coach Steve Thorpe.

Head Coach Steve Thorpe considers Sieminski a “forever kid” as he started with the program at the young age of four. Sieminski also has deep roots in the program. His father, Clint Sieminski, wrestled for Sweet Home High School. Clint was in two of the first state championships Thorpe coached in 98’ and 99’. Clint was the first ever three-time state champion, with his oldest son following in his footsteps, Jacob Sieminski. Kyle was Thorpe’s first ever four-time state champion. 

“Make no mistake, he isn’t just good because he had a dad that was good, or a brother that was good. He worked hard,” Thorpe said. “He definitely graduates [from] Sweet Home as one of the greatest kids I’ve ever coached.”  

Sieminski was seen with his mom and dad [Tiffany and Clint] during his signing, signing for Southern Oregon University (SOU). 

Over his wrestling career, Sieminski gained a record of 166-14, with 53 pins. He placed first in the 2024 Reser’s Tournament of Champions, first in the Pape Linn County Championships, first in the OSAA 4A Special District 2 Championships as well as many other large scale wrestling events. 

“If you were going to draw a resume to what he’s done, it’s going to take a little while,” Thorpe said. “He’s achieved so much.”

“I knew I’ve wanted to wrestle in college ever since I was little,” Sieminski said. 

“It’s gonna be tough making the line-up. SOU signed some of Oregon’s best kids in the country,” Thorpe said. 

Kyle plans on studying for a degree in secondary education, with plans to continue his wrestling career. 

“I’m proud of the wrestler he is, but he’s a good person too,” Thorpe said. “He’s funny, he’s well rounded, and a good student. That means a lot. There’s a ton of great wrestlers out there, but he is a great person too, and a fun kid. I’m grateful we get to enjoy the next chapter with him.”