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  • Final team scores: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    CLASS 6A 1.     Roseburg     234.0 2.     David Douglas     170.0 3.     North Medford     116.0 4.     McMinnville     111.0 5.     Glencoe     92.0 6.     Sunset     87.0 7.     Sprague     85.0 8.     Century     64.5 9.     Barlow     64.0 10.     West Linn     59.5 11.     Forest Grove...

    CLASS 6A

    1.     Roseburg     234.0
    2.     David Douglas     170.0
    3.     North Medford     116.0
    4.     McMinnville     111.0
    5.     Glencoe     92.0
    6.     Sunset     87.0
    7.     Sprague     85.0
    8.     Century     64.5
    9.     Barlow     64.0
    10.     West Linn     59.5
    11.     Forest Grove     54.0
    12.     Aloha     50.0
    13.     McNary     45.5
    14.     Cleveland     40.0
    15.     Gresham     39.5
    16.     Westview     39.0
    17.     Jefferson     36.5
    18.     Newberg     35.0
    19.     Centennial     34.0
    20.     Clackamas     32.0
    20.     North Salem     32.0
    22.     South Salem     25.5
    23.     Sheldon     24.0
    24.     Tigard     20.0
    25.     West Salem     19.5
    26.     Grants Pass     19.0
    26.     Lincoln     19.0
    28.     Southridge     17.5
    29.     Sherwood     17.0
    30.     Canby     16.0
    31.     Thurston     15.0
    32.     West Albany     14.0
    33.     Beaverton     13.0
    34.     Reynolds     11.5
    35.     South Medford     11.0
    35.     Wilson     11.0
    37.     Lake Oswego     7.5
    38.     Oregon City     7.0
    38.     Tualatin     7.0
    40.     Roosevelt     6.0
    41.     McKay     3.0
    42.     South Eugene     1.0
    43.     Benson     0.0
    43.     Franklin     0.0
    43.     Madison     0.0


    CLASS 5A


    1.     Hermiston     161.0
    2.     Hillsboro     154.5
    3.     Sandy     147.5
    4.     Churchill     145.0
    5.     Dallas     141.5
    6.     Crater     110.0
    7.     Redmond     94.0
    8.     Eagle Point     88.5
    9.     Central     85.0
    10.     Lebanon     72.0
    11.     Bend     56.0
    12.     St. Helens     54.0
    13.     Mountain View     52.0
    14.     Silverton     50.0
    15.     Crescent Valley     49.0
    16.     Summit     42.0
    17.     Corvallis     40.0
    18.     Putnam     38.0
    19.     Hood River Valley     36.5
    20.     Liberty     36.0
    21.     South Albany     14.0
    22.     Pendleton     7.5
    23.     Parkrose     6.0
    23.     Woodburn     6.0
    25.     Wilsonville     4.0
    26.     Milwaukie     3.0
    27.     Springfield     1.0
    28.     Ashland     0.0
    28.     North Eugene     0.0
    28.     Ridgeview     0.0
    28.     The Dalles     0.0


    CLASS 4A


    1.     Crook County     327.0
    2.     Henley     165.5
    3.     Marshfield     124.5
    4.     Scappoose     121.5
    5.     McLoughlin     100.5
    6.     Cascade     89.0
    7.     Banks     84.0
    8.     Sweet Home     74.0
    9.     Tillamook     61.5
    10.     Elmira     61.0
    11.     North Marion     47.0
    12.     Cottage Grove     45.0
    13.     Gladstone     42.0
    14.     Phoenix     39.0
    15.     Douglas     35.0
    16.     Hidden Valley     30.0
    16.     Klamath Union     30.0
    16.     Sutherlin     30.0
    19.     Ontario     29.0
    20.     Corbett     28.0
    21.     La Grande     25.0
    22.     Newport     19.0
    23.     Mazama     16.0
    24.     Baker     15.0
    25.     Molalla     14.0
    25.     Philomath     14.0
    27.     Astoria     12.0
    28.     Estacada     10.0
    28.     Madras     10.0
    30.     Sisters     7.0
    30.     Siuslaw     7.0
    32.     Stayton     6.0
    33.     North Bend     5.0
    34.     North Valley     3.0
    35.     South Umpqua     2.0
    36.     Brookings-Harbor     0.0
    36.     Junction City     0.0
    36.     Yamhill-Carlton     0.0


    CLASS 3A


    1.     Nyssa     185.0
    2.     Vale     164.0
    3.     Glide     159.5
    4.     Scio     122.0
    5.     Riverside     108.0
    6.     Rainier     94.5
    6.     Willamina     94.5
    8.     Harrisburg     73.5
    9.     Illinois Valley     60.0
    10.     La Pine     57.0
    10.     Warrenton     57.0
    12.     Jefferson     56.0
    13.     Pleasant Hill     40.0
    14.     Gervais     38.0
    15.     Sheridan     37.0
    16.     Colton     36.0
    16.     Santiam Christian     36.0
    18.     Lakeview     34.0
    19.     Coquille     24.5
    20.     Cascade Christian     23.0
    21.     Dayton     19.0
    22.     Rogue River     17.0
    23.     Clatskanie     10.0
    24.     Creswell     5.0
    25.     De La Salle North Catholic     3.0
    25.     Taft     3.0
    27.     Amity     2.0


    CLASS 2A/1A


    1.     Culver     147.5
    2.     Lowell     127.0
    3.     Monroe     98.0
    4.     Gold Beach     73.0
    5.     Crane     69.0
    6.     Oakridge     48.0
    7.     Heppner     39.0
    8.     Burns     38.5
    9.     Central Linn     36.0
    10.     Elgin     32.0
    11.     Knappa     27.0
    12.     Myrtle Point     26.0
    13.     Wallowa     24.0
    14.     Riddle     23.0
    15.     Union     22.0
    16.     Pine Eagle     18.0
    17.     Chiloquin     14.0
    17.     Grant Union     14.0
    17.     Nestucca     14.0
    20.     North Lake     9.0
    21.     Imbler     8.0
    22.     Reedsport     7.0
    23.     Bonanza     4.0
    24.     Crow     3.0
    24.     Neah-Kah-Nie     3.0
    26.     Joseph     2.0
    26.     Oakland     2.0
    28.     Siletz Valley     1.0
    29.     Adrian     0.0
    29.     Glendale     0.0
    29.     Hosanna Christian     0.0
    29.     Vernonia     0.0

  • Osawaru Odighizuwa completes a second straight perfect season to win 6A heavyweight title: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    All weekend, David Douglas star junior Osawaru Odighizuwa warmed up at the OSAA Class 6A state wrestling championships in a black long-sleeve shirt with "Supreme" on the front. And once it was all over Saturday at Memorial Coliseum, the 285-pounder they call "Osa" reigned supreme again.

    All weekend, David Douglas star junior Osawaru Odighizuwa warmed up at the OSAA Class 6A state wrestling championships in a black long-sleeve shirt with "Supreme" on the front.

    And once it was all over Saturday at Memorial Coliseum, the 285-pounder they call "Osa" reigned supreme again.


    Odighizuwa completed his second consecutive undefeated season by knocking off Aloha heavyweight Cortez Rodelo by fall in 2 minutes, 49 seconds.


    He finished 45-0 a year after going 46-0 in state competition and is the closest thing the tournament has to a celebrity, with his victory drawing cheers of "Osa! Osa!" from the few thousand who stuck around late Saturday to watch perfection put to the test once again. His only loss in the last two years came in a national Greco-Roman competition last summer.


    To the winner goes the spoils: A well-deserved week off from wrestling.


    "It feels great," he said. "I'm going to go celebrate. This is great, second time this is the best feeling in the world — next to nationals."


    Odighizuwa didn't call the match his best of the weekend, saying he should have been more aggressive from the start instead of allowing Rodelo to tie him up. Still, he served notice he wouldn't be pushed around, throwing Rodelo off the mat and onto the concrete underneath the scorer's table in the first round — the second straight match of the day that Rodelo had landed on the same spot onto an injured right elbow.


    "I know he likes to throw, know he likes to step on toes, not going to let him do that," Odighizuwa said. "Stay offensive and that's what's been working for me this whole tournament."


    He joined as champion David Douglas teammates Kyle Beal, at 113, and Anthony Cha, at 106, both of whom are freshmen.


    "We're going to come back next year, this is great to have other guys have some success on the team," Odighizuwa said. "That's honestly better than winning it alone."


    -- Andrew Greif
    agreif@oregonian.com
    503-221-8100
    @andrewgreif

  • Gresham's Colby Winnett completes 6A repeat with perfect season at 160: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    Gresham senior Colby Winnett completed a repeat and finished a perfect season with a 5-3 win over North Salem senior Cameron Harris in the 160-pound final of the OSAA Class 6A wrestling tournament Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Winnett, the top seed, controlled the action throughout, taking a 5-1 lead and holding on after giving up a takedown...

    Gresham senior Colby Winnett completed a repeat and finished a perfect season with a 5-3 win over North Salem senior Cameron Harris in the 160-pound final of the OSAA Class 6A wrestling tournament Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

    Winnett, the top seed, controlled the action throughout, taking a 5-1 lead and holding on after giving up a takedown to Harris with 17 seconds left.


    Winnett (37-0) had pinned Harris in their previous meeting last season but had to work harder to put away Harris this time.


    “He’s really tough,” the Missouri-bound Winnett said. “I knew he got a lot better because he pinned a lot of kids who I barely beat, so I knew I had to be on my game. But I knew I could win.”


    Winnett, the runner-up at 132 as a freshman at Barlow, set a goal at the start of the season to finish undefeated.


    “It means the world to me,” he said. “That’s what I’ve been working toward. I worked hard and I got it.”


    -- Jerry Ulmer

  • Barlow’s Chandler Michael avenges last year’s 145-pound 6A championship defeat: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    PORTLAND – Barlow senior Chandler Michael had been in the exact same spot one year earlier. In 2014 he was down by one point with about 30 seconds remaining in the 145-pound 6A state championship match. He took a shot at his opponent but was taken down himself, losing in a 6-3 decision.

    PORTLAND – Barlow senior Chandler Michael had been in the exact same spot one year earlier.

    In 2014 he was down by one point with about 30 seconds remaining in the 145-pound 6A state championship match. He took a shot at his opponent but was taken down himself, losing in a 6-3 decision.


    On Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Michael (43-3) trailed 4-3 to Sunset senior Spencer Stokes in the 145-pound title match. Michael said he thought back to the same moment from a year before, knowing he desperately needed two points but that he could not make another mistake.


    “I’m not going to take that shot again,” Michael told himself.


    In a reversal of his prior title match, Michael earned a late takedown on Stokes with 11 seconds remaining. Stokes attempted to escape his grasps but could not before the clock expired, giving Michael the 5-4 decision victory.


    “I knew that if I kept shooting, I’d get the takedown,” Michael said.


    Michael and Stokes (47-2) have regularly shared the mat, but never on such an important stage. They have been practice partners when competing at the Peninsula Wrestling Club in Portland for the past two years.


    The two spoke earlier in the day, making plans to meet in the night’s finals. After that match, the friends shared a hug at the center of the mat.


    “Afterwards I just said, ‘I love you, bro,’” Michael said.


    -- Danny Moran


    dmoran@oregonian.com


    (503) 805-4640


    @DannyJMoran

  • David Douglas freshman Kyle Beal shows his composure to win Class 6A title at 113: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    Kyle Beal trailed 2-1 in the second round of his Class 6A state wrestling championship match when he heard it. "He's only a ninth grader!" boomed the Memorial Coliseum public address announcer, putting the freshman's match against McMinnville senior Aspen Nelson — as four other mats wrestled simultaneously — in the spotlight in front of thousands Saturday evening.

    Kyle Beal trailed 2-1 in the second round of his Class 6A state wrestling championship match when he heard it.

    "He's only a ninth grader!" boomed the Memorial Coliseum public address announcer, putting the freshman's match against McMinnville senior Aspen Nelson — as four other mats wrestled simultaneously — in the spotlight in front of thousands Saturday evening.


    "A little bit distracting," Beal said. "But it made me want to wrestle a little bit harder."


    If the moment broke Beal's focus, he sure didn't show it.


    Only moments after the P.A. pronouncement, Beal began his push toward a state championship in the 113-pound class with a two-point takedown to take the lead. Then came two more points. And two more. The end, by fall 2:26 in, came soon after.


    The realization that he was a state champion did not.


    "It's kind of surreal," said Beal, who entered as a fourth seed and finished 49-17 with 30 pins. "I haven't really processed it yet."


    Beal never set out with lofty expectations to end his season on top of the podium. One David Douglas coach, Quinn Collett, said he finally saw Beal turn the corner just this weekend as he entered the state tournament on the heels of three weeks of strong practices.


    If Beal didn't see this for himself, perhaps his teammates had something to do with it. Four Scots wrestlers made the finals Saturday including Anthony Cha at 106 — one of Beal's practice partners — who won a state title minutes before Beal did. That set the standard Beal hoped to match.


    "I feel like I had to carry on some momentum from that," Beal said.


    Only moments after his victory, Beal's half-brother Andrew Curry lost a state title match at 220. Together with Osawaru Odighizuwa's title match at 285 pounds, the Scots were in the running for a team trophy.


    Fittingly, a half-dozen teammates stopped Beal's path toward a private celebration underneath the coliseum stands with hugs and high-fives after he sprinted off the mat.


    "He's always dangerous," Collett said. "Always a threat. It's just, for him, it's a learning thing, knowing when to take a risk and when not to. Composure on the mat."


    Beal displayed a little of that Saturday evening. And now everyone knows his name.


    -- Andrew Greif
    agreif@oregonian.com
    503-221-8100
    @andrewgreif

  • David Douglas freshman Anthony Cha prevails in Class 6A 106-pound final: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships

    David Douglas freshman Anthony Cha outscored Cleveland junior Anteneh Demissie 10-7 to win the 106-pound title in the OSAA Class 6A wrestling championships Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tied 7-7 early in the third round, the third-seeded Cha came up with a near fall against the fourth-seeded Demissie and held on for the win.

    David Douglas freshman Anthony Cha outscored Cleveland junior Anteneh Demissie 10-7 to win the 106-pound title in the OSAA Class 6A wrestling championships Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

    Tied 7-7 early in the third round, the third-seeded Cha came up with a near fall against the fourth-seeded Demissie and held on for the win.


    “It’s amazing,” Cha said. “I brought my ‘A’ game. I just attacked, attacked. He’s one of the best opponents I’ve faced.”


    -- Jerry Ulmer

  • Playoff brackets for Class 6A and 4A boys basketball

    The Class 6A and 4A boys basketball playoff fields were set with Friday's play-in games, and the OSAA finalized the official brackets early Saturday: Class 6A boys basketball state playoffs

    The Class 6A and 4A boys basketball playoff fields were set with Friday's play-in games, and the OSAA finalized the official brackets early Saturday:

    Class 6A boys basketball state playoffs


    Class 4A boys boys basketball state playoffs


    OregonLive will have in-depth coverage throughout the state playoffs, beginning with Tuesday's first round.

  • Osawaru Odighizuwa of David Douglas remains undefeated: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships video

    Odighizuwa dominated Lisala Manu of West Salem with a pin in 1:26.

    David Douglas star wrestler Osawaru Odighizuwa continued his dominating ways, pinning Lisala Manu of West Salem in 1:26 of the 285-pound state semifinals. 

    See video of the match above. 


    -- eanderson@oregonian.com
    503-294-7643
    @ErikCAnderson

  • Brennan Baccay of Century heads to 132 finals: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships video

    Brennan Baccy of Century scored a 6-0 decision over Nadari Shabanov of David Douglas on Saturday in the 6A semifinals.  See video of the match above. 

    Brennan Baccy of Century scored a 6-0 decision over Nadari Shabanov of David Douglas on Saturday in the 6A semifinals. 

    See video of the match above. 


    -- eanderson@oregonian.com
    503-294-7643
    @ErikCAnderson

  • Corson Davis of Sprague wrestles way into 170 finals: 2015 Oregon wrestling state championships video

    Corson David of Sprague scored a 5-2 decision over Brandin Colley of David Douglas in the 170-pound semifinals on Saturday.  See video of the match above. 

    Corson David of Sprague scored a 5-2 decision over Brandin Colley of David Douglas in the 170-pound semifinals on Saturday. 

    See video of the match above. 


    -- eanderson@oregonian.com
    503-294-7643
    @ErikCAnderson

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