Announcing the All-Mid-Valley wrestling team

Announcing the All-Mid-Valley wrestling team

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Announcing the All-Mid-Valley wrestling team

The Mid-Valley is known as a hotbed of wrestling.

A long tradition of wrestlers winning state championships at every level will do that.

This season was typical.

The OSAA Wrestling State Championships at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

The OSAA Wrestling State Championships at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

At the 6A level, North Salem sophomore Ian Carlos and Sprague freshman Santos Cantu III proved that being young is not an impediment to winning state championships.

At the 5A level there were state champions from three schools: Central (senior David Negrete), Dallas (senior Tanner Earhart) and Silverton (freshman Kaden Kuenzi).

At the 4A level, North Marion senior Lane Stigall won his third consecutive state championship and Cascade junior Louie Sanchez won his first.

And at the 3A level, there’s Dayton senior Jared Henry – who won his second state championship – Willamina senior Chandler Allen and Scio junior Ryan Mask who won state championships this season.

This is the Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley wrestling team.

Three finalists from the group will be announced Sunday, March 19. Of the three finalists, one will be awarded the wrestler of the year at the June 6 Statesman Journal Awards at the Salem Convention Center.

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Chandler Allen

Chandler Allen of Willamina

Chandler Allen of Willamina

School: Willamina

Year: Senior

Weight class: 170

District results: 3A Special District 2 champion.

State results: Class 3A state champion

Santos Cantu III

Sprague freshman Santos Cantu was named athlete of the week on Feb. 23.

Sprague freshman Santos Cantu was named athlete of the week on Feb. 23.

School: Sprague

Year: Freshman

Weight class: 195

District results: Greater Valley Conference champion.

State results: Class 6A state champion.

Ian Carlos

North Salem sophomore Ian Carlos is undefeated this wrestling season. With state championships coming this weekend, Carlos is confident he'll be crowned OSAA Class 6A champion in the 145-pound division.

North Salem sophomore Ian Carlos is undefeated this wrestling season. With state championships coming this weekend, Carlos is confident he’ll be crowned OSAA Class 6A champion in the 145-pound division.

School: North Salem

Year: Sophomore

Weight class: 145

District results: Greater Valley Conference champion.

State results: Class 6A state champion.

Tanner Earhart

Senior Tanner Earhart, photographed at Dallas High School on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

Senior Tanner Earhart, photographed at Dallas High School on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

School: Dallas

Year: Junior

Weight class: 160

District results: Mid-Willamette Conference champion.

State results: Class 5A state champion.

Treve Earhart

Treve Earhart

Treve Earhart

School: Dallas

Year: Junior

Weight class: 195

District results: Mid-Willamette Conference champion.

State results: Second in Class 5A

Jared Henry

Dayton's Jared Henry wins

Dayton’s Jared Henry wins

School: Dayton

Year: Senior

Weight class: 138

District results: 3A Special District 1 champion.

State results: Class 3A state champion.

Kaden Kuenzi

Kaden Kuenzi

Kaden Kuenzi

School: Silverton

Year: Freshman

Weight class: 106

District results: Mid-Willamette Conference champion.

State results: Class 5A state champion.

Ryan Mask

Scio's Ryan Mask.

Scio’s Ryan Mask.

School: Scio

Year: Junior

Weight class: 220

District results: Second in 3A Special District 2.

State results: Class 3A state champion.

Daniel McClung

Sprague sophomore Daniel McClung

Sprague sophomore Daniel McClung

School: Sprague

Year: Sophomore

Weight class: 126

District results: Greater Valley Conference champion.

State results: Second in Class 6A.

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy. Sprague players practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the school in South Salem.

Michael Murphy. Sprague players practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the school in South Salem.

School: Sprague

Year: Junior

Weight class: 138

District results: Greater Valley Conference district champion.

State results: Second in Class 6A.

David Negrete

Central's David Negrete.

Central’s David Negrete.

School: Central

Year: Senior

Weight class: 220

District results: Mid-Willamette Conference champion.

State results: Class 6A state champion.

Louie Sanchez

Cascade junior Louie Sanchez

Cascade junior Louie Sanchez

School: Cascade

Year: Junior

Weight class: 220

District results: 4A Special District 2 champion.

State results: Class 4A state champion.

Lane Stigall

Junior Lane Stigall is nominated for wrestler of the years in the Statesman Journal's Mid-Valley Sports Awards to be held in June. Photographed at North Marion High School in Aurora on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Junior Lane Stigall is nominated for wrestler of the years in the Statesman Journal’s Mid-Valley Sports Awards to be held in June. Photographed at North Marion High School in Aurora on Friday, April 22, 2016.

School: North Marion

Year: Senior

Weight class: 152

District results: 4A Special District 2 champion.

State results: Class 4A state champion.

Brandon Quezada

North Salem's Brandon Quezada

North Salem’s Brandon Quezada

School: North Salem

Year: Senior

Weight class: 113

District results: Greater Valley Conference champion.

State results: Third in Class 6A.

COACH

Nolan Harris

Sprague wrestling coach Nolan Harris cheers on sophomore Josh Johnson as he faces North Salem's Brandon Quezada in a match on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Sprague High School.

Sprague wrestling coach Nolan Harris cheers on sophomore Josh Johnson as he faces North Salem’s Brandon Quezada in a match on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Sprague High School.

School: Sprague

Year: Second

Team accomplishments: The Olympians won their second consecutive Greater Valley Conference district championship and matches their school best with a second-place state meet trophy at the OSAA Class 6A state tournament after sending 18 wrestlers to the state tournament with 17 of them scoring points and nine of them placing in state.

Coming Sunday

The three finalists for each of the winter sports – boys swimming, girls swimming, wrestling, girls basketball and boys basketball – will be announced Sunday for the Statesman Journal Sports Awards.

The awards show, featuring Mia Hamm and Joey Harrington, takes place June 6 at the Salem Convention Center. For tickets and more information on the program, go to StatesmanJournal.com/sportsawards.

Sprague junior Michael Murphy

Sprague junior Michael Murphy

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