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Marissa Kurtz secures girls state title with win over Lexi Schilling


February 21, 2018

STATE FINALISTS: Marissa Kurtz, left, is congratulated by teammate Lexi Schilling after winning the 105-pound state title with a 6-0 decision over Schilling in the championship match.

Marissa Kurtz won the girls state 105-pound wrestling title and teammate Lexi Schilling was second after an all-Sweet Home final Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

The girls semifinals and finals were carried over, on a demonstration basis, from an earlier qualifying tournament held Jan. 27 at Thurston High School.

Kurtz came in as the No. 3 seed and Schilling was No. 4, out of a bracket that started at the January tournament with more than 40 girls.

On Saturday, Kurtz pinned Rainier's Allie Ocain in the semis, in 5:24, but it was Schilling who really turned heads af...

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