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Oregon (OSAA) girls wrestling state championships preview: West Linn’s Destiny Rodriguez headlines 7 nationally ranked wrestlers in field

The Oregon high school girls wrestling state championships take place Thursday in Culver. Here's a look at what to expect.

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

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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.