Four wrestlers stand on the podium at the state tournament


Clarion photo Courtesy of the Oregonian

Freshman Logan Medford, second from right, takes third at the state tournament in wrestling at 126 pounds.

By Jaden Rapaport, Reporter

Four Cleveland athletes stood on the podium at the state wrestling tournament, held Feb. 27-28 at the Memorial Coliseum. The team placed 15th overall.

Junior  Elija Fishler took fifth place at 113 pounds with a 4-2 decision over Cameron Cross of Roseburg. Freshman Logan Medford took third place at 126 pounds, with a fall over Nathan Jones of Mountain View. Junior Patrick Brown took sixth place, losing in a medical decision to Elliot Harris of Grants Pass. And Haley Vann, freshman, placed third at 115 pounds with a fall over Liberty Barklow of Elmira.

A total of nine wrestlers went to state for coach Jeff Zerba’s team, which headed to the top tournament following its ninth straight district win.