Sandstrom wrestles to second at 220-pound state
Cutter Sandstrom wrestled to the top in the middle school state championships over the last two weekends at Woodburn High School.
He, an eighth grader, Scappoose's single state qualifier of 14 regional contenders, reached the final against Hillsboro's Brody Reese, who won with a pin.
Sandstrom got to the final via first-round forfeit against Nyssa's Roy Rendon, by second-round fall over La Pine's Ethan Dowler and with a 7-4 defeat of Salem's Jose Luna.
"Our qualifier, Cutter Sandstrom, has worked incredibly hard all year," Scappoose coach Branden Bailey said. "After practice, he goes and lifts every day, and had a record of 26-2 this year. At state he wrestled incredibly well: The middle school group is continuing to practice and work hard and will be a great addition to our high school program when the time comes."
Adam Stockwell, Bella Amaro, Trey Dieringer, Ashtin Kauffman, Colby Bailey, Riyle Kauffman, Jax Ekstrom, Ben Rintoul, Wyatt Anicker, Anthony Comer, Gage Ekstrom, Carsen Andersen and Brett Krieger made it to regionals.
"They have worked incredibly hard all season: I can't say it enough how hard they have worked to be better," Scappoose coach Branden Bailey said. "They have done extra, they have found ways to win, and they have bought into the Scappoose program."