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1F  ra - April 25, 2012 - Page 9 SPORTS SH wrestlers win state freestyle, Greco titles Tyler Schilling and Colton Schilling won state champion- ships in both freestyle and Greco at the Oregon state tournament last weekend. Justin Nicholson also won first in Greco, as did Ricky Yunke in the Novice division. Five other Sweet Home wres- tlers placed in the tournament. "In a style like Greco it is im- pressive to see that we had four champions and five other placers," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "That speaks to how physical we are. I have seen more improvement over the past month in some guys than I think I have ever had." Tyler Schilling won his titles at 100 pounds and Colton Schil- ling wrestled at 126 pounds. Nich- olson won his title at 113 pounds, and placed fourth in freestyle. Other Junior division place- winners for Sweet Home were: Tyler Cowger, fourth in freestyle at 152 pounds; Chance Jucutan, fifth in Greco at 182; and Zach Gill, sixth in freestyle at 285. In the Intermediate division, Kyle Watkins was fifth in free- style at 55 pounds and Jackson Royer placed fourth in freestyle and fifth in Greco at 65 pounds. In the Novice division, Yunke took second in freestyle in addition to his Greco win; Rob- ert Watkins was second in Greco at 70 pounds; Travis Thorpe was third in both freestyle and Greco at 85 pounds; Justin Kurtz was fourth in freestyle and fifth in Greco at 90 pounds; and Damian Shocker was third in freestyle at 95 pounds. In the Schoolboy division, Evan Feigum was fifth in Greco at 136 pounds. Also wrestling, but not plac- ing, were Tyler Fincher, Brayden Newport, Robbie Yunke, Scottie Stockman, Brian Sorenson, An- thony Hardee and Nick Dadey. The previous weekend, Cowger was seventh in the 18-and-under 138-pound division at the Reno World of Wrestling Championships. Newport was 1-2 at the tournament and Travis Thorpe finished 2-2. "We will take a break now for a while," Steve Thorpe said. "I am locking the doors so we not only physically heal but get Photo courtesy of Steve Thorpe Ricky Yunke, right, scores some points as he wrestles his way to a state title in the Greco state tournament last weekend, making him one of four Sweet Home wrestlers to come home with gold medals. some mental rest as well. This has been an incredible spring of wrestling." He said that after a break, his wrestlers will get back to work, preparing for the regionals in Pocatello, the nationals in Fargo, N.D. and a trip to South Africa for See Titles, page 13 Photos by Sean C. Morgan Help for Keegan Burnett Sweet Home residents gather Friday at River of Life Fellowship for a spa- ghetti dinner and screening of "Courageous" to raise funds to assist Keegan Burnett in his recovery from a Jan. 28 skiing accident that has left him in a wheelchair. The event raised several thousand dollars, said Burnett's mother, Alice Burnett. The money will help Keegan Burnett pay the many costs as- sociated with his recovery, which will include getting a new car. His current car has a manual transmission, and he willhave to get rid of it. At right, Arlen Emmert of River of Life serves sparkling cider to Keegan Burnett. 6!7 13 14 20 21 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31