A half-dozen Canby grapplers are headed to the Oregon Middle School State Wrestling Tournaments this weekend after a successful showing in the regional competition at Woodburn High School on Saturday, March 4.
Eighth-graders Trey Smith, Carson Doman and Ty Matthews all placed second in their respective weight classes (90, 117 and 132) in the Willamette region.
Eighth-graders Kyra Blair, Braelyn Ellis and Emilia Ensrud, who placed second at the state championships last year, will compete in the Oregon Middle School Girls State Wrestling Tournament.
(The girls’ competition is an open tournament meaning, unlike the boys, there are no regional qualifiers. Any middle school girl may register to compete.)
Other members of the Canby middle school wrestling program who competed at regionals include eighth-graders Jordan Greer, Cayden Magenheimer, Sam Doman, Jacob Young, Liam Gobet, William Doman, Mollie Kivet, Sawyer Cochell, Abby Snyder and Roman Falk, seventh-grader Logan Wood and sixth-graders Harrison Doman, Chase Doman, Edward Ramirez, Nolan Roberts, Eli Gorton and Cole Doman.
The team is coached by father and son Doug Kivett and Doug Kivett Jr.
“The overall performance was pretty good,” Doug Kivett Sr. told the Current. “Bringing back 10 kids who competed in the regional tournament last year, we had a lot of experience in the room, so our expectations were high.”
Both state tournaments will be held Saturday, March 11, at Woodburn High School, with the girls’ competition beginning at 9 a.m. and the boys’ at noon. Weigh-ins will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10.
More information about the tournaments is available online here.
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