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Huskies take six individual titles in state wrestling


April 25, 2017

PARTICIPANTS at the Oregon freestyle and Greco state wrestling championships include, from left, Coach Steve Thorpe, Jackson Royer, Ricky Yunke, Kobe Olson, David McMullen, Travis Thorpe, Robert Watkins, Robbie Yunke, Lexi Schilling, Nich James, Justin Kurtz, Bryce Coulter, Boe Baxter, Jake Porter, Marissa Kurtz and CJ Mitchell. Not pictured are Damion Schocker, Katen Edwards and Isaac Schaffer.

Six Sweet Home wrestlers came away with titles from the freestyle/Greco state championships held Sunday, April 23, at Cottage Grove.

Senior Kobe Olson added to his OSAA title with a state title in Greco at 138 pounds and second in freestyle in the Junior Division.

Freshman Travis Thorpe was a double winner at the Cadet level, taking championships in both Greco and freestyle at 138 pounds.

Freshman Nich James was the champion in Greco at 170 pounds and third in freestyle, also in the Cadet Division.

In the girl’s division, freshman Lexi Schilling placed first at 106 pounds and sophomo...

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