Some of the Northwest's top prep wrestlers hit the mat Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, at the Rose City Championships at Westview High School.
While an undoubtedly strong field, which included nine of the 6A and 5A classification's top-10 teams, along with Oregon's top-ranked 4A and No. 4-ranked 3A teams, plus three of Washington's wrestling powers, it was Newberg that reigned supreme.
The Tigers placed 14 of their 22 wrestlers in the semifinals and nine in the finals en route to 473 points and an impressive tournament win.
Team results were as follows: Newberg 473, Thurston 296.5, Sprague 238, Dallas 223.5, West Linn 192.5, Sweet Home 192, Mountain View 189.5, Union 188.5, Kelson 142, Mt. View (WA) 118, Westview 104, Cascade 95, Cleveland 87.5, McMinnville 78.5, Banks 74.5, Willamina 68, Sunset 67.5, Tualatin 59, Glencoe 49, Aloha 42.5, Wilsonville 41, David Douglas 38.
Local individual placers included: Brandon Kojiro Sunset (106) fourth, Juan Elenes Westview (113) sixth, Elliot Mauck Westview (120) fourth, Hunter Smith Banks (132) sixth, Dylan Smith Banks (138) sixth, Josue Guttierez Tualatin (145) sixth, Edson Cortes Glencoe (220) sixth.
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