Wrestlers have talent, experience, and tough division ahead


November 30, 2022

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The boys wrestling team includes, in front, from left, Roman Shreves, Jeremiah Hill, Conner Shoup, Jackson Knight, Brad Marks, Kai Valdez, Jayce Miller, Dillan Davis, Jacob Landtroop and Keagan Vogel. In the second row, from left, are James Hearick, Jake Sieminski, Tytus Hardee, Mason Montigue, Ethan Spencer, Trenton Smith, Kaden Zajic, Killan Boggs, Luke Rosa, Jeremiah Steagall, Gabriel Meadors, Ryker Hartsook and Kyle Sieminski. In the third row, from left, are Nathan Thompson, Eddie Luttrel, Ashton Swanson, David Steagall, Jonny DePas, Anaken Garinger, Patrick Brouillette, Dylan Sharp, Colton Bennett, Reese Volkers, Ricky Erickson, Kayo Ebbs, Jackson Barringer and Evan Jensen. In the rear, from left, are Bode Hart, Lynkin Royer, Head Coach Steve Thorpe, Coach Tim Boatwright, Coach Tomas Rosa, Coach Jackson Royer, Coach Nathan Whitfield, Coach Haley May, Coach Kobe Olson, Coach Clint Sieminski, Coach Gracie Stutzman, Daniel Goodwin and Brody Olson.

After a second-place finish in the 4A division last year, to repeat champion LaGrande, Sweet Home's boys are back in the hunt for a state wrestling title in a division that has suddenly gotten even tougher with the reclassification of several powerful 5A schools.

But the Huskies, who lost one state champion with the graduation of Colby Gazeley return three others to give them a running start on this year.

Meanwhile, on the girls side, although veterans Paige Chafin and Kami Hart are off to college wrestling, the Huskies have expanded their numbers to 17, two more than started last season....

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