Royer, Thorpe win repeat state wrestling championships as SH team just misses
March 4, 2020
By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era
It was oh-so-close, but Sweet Home's wrestlers fell just short of beating a stacked La Grande team in the state championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29.
But the Huskies came away with two state champions, Jackson Royer at 138 pounds and Travis Thorpe at 160 – both successfully defending titles they'd won last year – along with 11 other placewinners, including consolation champion Nich James at 182.
Sweet Home brought a record number of qualifiers to the tournament – 23. La Grande put seven wrestlers in the finals, including all five of the upper...