The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Mat Champions: Huskies win state wrestling team title; Olson repeats


February 28, 2017

KOBE OLSON gets his hand raised by a referee after winning the state 126-pound championship over teammate Travis Thorpe Saturday at the OSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships.

Years of focused hard work paid off Saturday as Sweet Home won its first state title since 2009 Saturday and put five wrestlers in the finals of the state wrestling championship tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

The Huskies fought their way past Crook County, which had won the last four titles, finishing half a point ahead of the Cowboys. North Marion was third with 165, followed by Marshfield with 157.

Senior Kobe Olson was one of five Sweet Home wrestlers to make the finals, but the only one to come away with an individual title. He won his second straight state championship a...

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