Crook County Wins State Wrestling Championship
After a close first day of wrestling, the Crook County Cowboys pulled away on Saturday to easily win the OSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships.
The Cowboys had a 22.5 point lead after Friday's opening rounds and placed nine wrestlers into Saturday morning's semifinals. When seven of the nine won their matches earning spots in Saturday night's championships, the only thing in doubt was just how much the Cowboys would win by.
By the time the finals were over, the Cowboys had amassed 238.5 points – more than 80 points ahead of their closest competition.
Crook County crowned two individual champions, had five second-place finishes, one third, two fourths, and one fifth as 11 of their 15 wrestlers stood on the podium at the end of the night.
Earning individual titles were Hunter Mode, 106, and Pacer Quire, 120. Placing second for the Cowboys were Steven Ware, 106, Zachary Mauras, 126, Kyle Knudtson, 170, and Jaxson Rhoden, 182. Other Cowboys to place were Trevor Martin, fifth at 113, Tyler Fioravanti, third at 138, Colton Burkhardt, fourth at 160, and Caleb Parrott, fourth at 285.
Finishing a distant second to the Cowboys was Marshfield with 155.5 points. Rounding out the top 10 were Sweet Home, 145, Cascade, 132, Tillamook, 131.5, La Grande, 124.5, Baker/Powder Valley, 124.5, Junction City, 74, Banks, 60.5, and North Marion 56.