The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Jake Porter signs to wrestle at Umpqua CC


April 25, 2017

JAKE PORTER signs a letter of intent to wrestle at Umpqua CC as his mother Becky and father Robert watch Mionday morning at Sweet Home High School.

Jake Porter signed a letter of intent Monday, April 24, to wrestle for Umpqua Community College.

Porter placed second at 145 pounds in the OSAA state championships in February and followed that up with a second-place finish in the state Greco championships Sunday, April 23, along with a fifth in freestyle.

“Jake has a college wrestling style,” said Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe. “He doesn’t have a panic mode in him and he’s strong and he’s controlled.”

UCC is re-starting its wrestling program in the fall after a 20-year hiatus, with Sweet Home alum and former assistant coa...

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