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Wrestling finals Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Randy Larson of Hermiston gets ready to take down Eagle Point's Robby Mannenbach Saturday night in the 171-pound final at the 5A state wrestling tournament in Portland. Larson scored a technical fall in the third round to win his first state title.

Daryl Watkins of Corvallis celebrates after beating Crook County's Micah Perry Feb. 16 in the 5A, 160-pound final at the state wrestling tournament in Portland. The second-seeded senior edged out his opponent 6-5 to take the title.

I wasn't shooting this match, but it was so close that you knew there would be some good jubilation at the end of it so I grabbed my camera and moved closer to the mat. I just wish I'd shot it vertical ...

Hillsboro's David Noah is consoled by coach Adam Reese Feb. 16 after losing the 103-pound final 5-0 to Hermiston's Ben Jorgensen at the 5A state wrestling tournament in Portland. Jorgensen, the defending state champion, beat Noah in the 2007 semifinals by the same score.

You can read more about the Hermiston winners here. Click the related links at the bottom for more stories and photos.


dojusticelovemercy said...

A touching photograph of a moment in the life of my very dissapointed son...