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Sweet Home's Marissa Kurtz honored with inaugural girls wrestling scholarship


March 6, 2019

ON THE MAT in the SHHS Wrestling Room, Marissa Kurtz holds the Tyrone Woodley Woods scholarship trophy she received at this year's state championships.

Marissa Kurtz was about to start warming up for her state wrestling finals match Saturday evening, Feb. 23, when she heard the announcer tell the crowd that the Tyrone Woodley Woods Scholarship awards presentation was about to begin.

Kurtz, a senior, had been encouraged to apply for the award while she was wrestling at the Oregon Classic tournament earlier in the season. The scholarship and award trophy, which is the only one awarded during the state wrestling championships, are named after a one-time Oregon City wrestler and state place-winner who became a Navy Seal and then, as a private...

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