Five Huskies place as team takes seventh in Reser's wrestling


February 2, 2022

Benny Westcott

Dakota Melvik puts the hurt on Newport's Kaiden Sloan in their heavyweight match.

Sweet Home's varsity boys placed seventh at the Reser's Tournament of Champions Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, during a busy week for Sweet Home wrestling.

A team of junior varsity wrestlers finished fourth at a duals tournament in Harrisburg, also on Friday and Saturday.

And all that came after the Huskies notched dual meet wins over Elmira (57-3), Willamette 78-6, Junction City 72-10 and Newport 84-0.

Coach Steve Thorpe said a top-seven finish at Reser's is nothing to be ashamed of.

"It's the toughest team in the state of Oregon," he said, noting...

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