The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Husky wrestlers have put Sweet Home on the map

Series: Husky History Highlights | Story 1

December 23, 2020

COACH BOB MAJORS, center right, hands the Sweet Home High School's first state championship trophy to district Schools Supt. Harold Dishaw in 1958.

Eight state team titles. Thirty-eight conference championships. Forty-four individual state champions. Three hundred and forty-two state placewinners.

There's no question that wrestling has put Sweet Home on the map, not just in Oregon but well beyond the state line.

It wasn't always that way.

In fact, prior to 1953 the only organized wrestling in Sweet Home was – well, the school had a tumbling team in 1952, and some of its members started traveling to Lebanon because they wanted to learn to wrestle.

The Huskies' first success came once Coach Rod Harmon, the school's first "real wrest...

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