Wrestling team wins seventh state title
The Hermiston High School wrestling team won its seventh state title, earning 246 team points, 64 points ahead of the runner-up.
Hermiston’s team score was strengthened by four individual state titlists. Beau Gleed, an HHS senior, is the state champion for the 132 pound weight class. HHS junior Tyler Berger brought home the title for the 138 pound weight class, marking his third state title. Senior Abraham Rodriguez is a repeat titlist, as he earned a state title in the 160 pound weight class, and Samuel Shields-Colbray, a freshman, wrestled to the title at 195 pounds.
Of the 17 HHS state competitors, 12 placed in the top six at the state tournament for their weight class.
The 2013 5A state wrestling championship was held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, February 22 and 23.