The Oregon high school girls wrestling state championships take place Thursday in Culver. Here's a look at what to expect.
Top seeds (returning champions in italics)
100 Chelo Garcia, Jr., Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter
105 Kaylee Annis, Jr., Thurston
110 Analise Smith, Sr., Bend
115 Paige Chafin, Sr., Sweet Home
120 Haley Vann, Jr., Cleveland
125 Ayana Medina, Sr., Hillsboro
130 MacKenzie Shearon, Fr., Redmond
135 Makaila Takahashi, Sr., Forest Grove
140 Bella Amaro, Sr., Oregon City
145 Averie Stockwell, Sr., Thurston
155 Destiny Rodriguez, Jr., West Linn
170 Kami Hart, Sr., Sweet Home
190 Ella Taplin, Sr., Forest Grove
235 Faith Wooley, Sr., Liberty
Other returning champions
120 Estella Gutches, Jr., North Medford
125 Sophia Redwine, Sr., Newberg
Most state qualifiers
1, (tie) North Medford and St. Helens 6. 3, Hillsboro 5. 4, (tie) Bend, Forest Grove, Grant Union, La Pine, McKay, Newport, Taft and Thurston 4.
What to watch
Uneasy lies the crown on the head of 2-time champion Thurston
Two-time champion Thurston will not have an easy go of earning a three-peat. The Colts have only four wrestlers in the field, and while two earned top seeds and a third — freshman 130-pounder Kristal Zamora — is a No. 4, they might not have the depth to hold off North Medford, St. Helens or Hillsboro, all viable challengers to the crown.