The Canby boys wrestling team came away from the 6A state meet Sunday at Sandy High School with a pair of third-place finishes and the memory of a successful regular season and district meet performance.
Ethan Ensrud at 152 pounds and Ty Ewers at 126 pounds were the only Cougars to earn a place on the podium's upper rungs during the tournament.
Additionally, the lone Canby girl at the girl's state tournament in Culver on Feb. 24 provided a little history.
Lexli Lopez Zuriaga made her trip to Culver a good one, snagging a sixth-place finish at 170 pounds, making her the first state placer for the program.
Here's how the other Cougar fared at state:
106 pounds: Mathew Young won first two matches, then dropped into the consolation bracket where he made it to the fifth round before losing by pin.
120 pounds: Craig Williams opened with a loss, then rattled off two wins before going out of the tournament in consolation round 3.
126 pounds: Ty Ewers won his first two matches, then dropped into the consolation bracket. From there, he won four straight matches, including the third-place match by fall (2:30) over Brady Johns of Mountain View.
132 pounds: Landon Sprague went 3-2 at the tournament, losing in the consolation round 5 by fall.
152 pounds: Ethan Ensrud won three straight matches to get into the semifinals, where he was defeated by a 13-7 decision. He came back to win two straight matches, including the third-place match by a 12-6 decision over Tigard's Chase Dennis.
152 pounds: James Keinonen went 1-2 in the tournament.
160 pounds: Wyatt Samarin went 1-2 in the tournament.
160 pounds: Jackson Doman lost his opening match, then won two straight before being put out of the tournament by a 10-4 decision in consolation round 3.
170 pounds: Cash Montgomery went 2-2 in the tournament before going on in the third round of consolation.
220 pounds: Matthew Hagen opened with two wins, but then lost two straight (7-4 and 3-0 decisions) to fall out of the tournament.
285 pounds: Colin Kennedy opened with two wins, then lost two in a row to fall out of the tournament.
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