Year In Review: Jags place fourth at state wrestling meet
The Century High wrestling team impressed during the 2016-17 season, finishing second in the Metro League District Championships and ultimately fourth at the OSAA 6A State Wrestling Championships at the Memorial Coliseum.
Roseburg ran away with the team title, scoring 366 points and nearly doubling the second and third place finishers, Sprague (195) and Newberg (180). Century (122.5), en route to their fourth place finish, sent three wrestlers to the finals, including Ty Simko (152-pounds), Adrian Rodriguez (182-pounds), and JJ Perez (220-pounds), all of which unfortunately lost, but proudly finished runner-up.
In all, the Jaguars had 10 wrestlers score points at the state meet, including junior Tanner Morris 5 pts (106-pounds), junior Richard Monterroso 14 pts and fifth place (113), freshman Ernesto Alvarez 5 pts (126), senior Terrell Jackson 10 pts and fifth place (138), junior Josh Grant 16 pts and third place (152), senior Ty Simko 21 pts and second place (152), sophomore Andre Perez 4 pts (160), sophomore Anthony Perez 3.5 pts (170), junior Adrian Rodriguez 22 pts and second place (182), and senior JJ Perez 22 pts and second place (220).
In addition to the boys' success, Century's Mili-Nanea Nihipali also finished runner-up in the girl's championships, falling to Jefferson's Tiana A'au in the final.