Friday, May 10, 2013
Five young Hood River wrestlers competed in recent Freestyle and Greco Roman state championships.
Leading the way Noah Wachsmuth, who took state titles at 80 pounds in both freestyle and Greco Roman disciplines. The Hood River Middle School sixth-grader went undefeated in nine matches, allowing only three points to be scored against him. The performances give Wachsmuth his third consecutive Oregon triple crown after winning titles in all three wrestling disciplines in the same year.
Noah’s younger brother, Jeremiah, finished fifth in the freestyle division at 45 pounds. At 65 pounds, Ryan Zeller finished third in Greco Roman and second in freestyle, where he battled back from injury earlier this season. A newcomer to wrestling and this level of competition, HRMS seventh-grader Jason Shaner finished an impressive second place in the 112 pound division. The tournament was his first state-level competition and this season was his first in the sport. Also new to state competition was Angel Jones, who fought tough in both disciplines but didn’t place.
For Zeller and the Wachsmuth brothers, the season doesn’t end at the state level. The three are currently training out of Portland for the Western Regionals in Pocatello, Idaho June 18-22 and the Nationals in Orem, Utah June 24-26
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