Capital League and District Eight A-2 & B District Eight-AA District Eight-3A The Capital League has been a hot bed of wres- tling. It has had ten state championship teams come from it, including two of the strongest in A-2/AA/3A wrestling history. The 1972 Woodburn and 1959 Canby teams were both from this district. The 1959 Canby team was powerful, and on paper should have probably won the state tournament that year, but nevertheless had to settle for second place behind Sutherlin. The Woodburn team has to be rated as the top team ever, walking away with four individual champions, two run- ners-up, one third and two fourths. They almost doubled the team points of runner-up Cascade, also from the Capital League. Woodburn took home placers in each of the eight lower weights. The team included three- time state champion Mike Mathies and two-champions Alfred Reyna, Roy Reyna and Dan Zastoupil. Lorenzo Jones, who placed third in 1972, would go on the next year to be a Triple Crown winner. During the early seventies, Woodburn was the team to beat in Class A-2 competition. They won four consecutive state titles under two coaches. In 1970 and 1971 LaMont Simons led the team and in 1972 and 1973 it was Kim Snider. The 1973 team, though not as pow- erful as the team the year before, claimed three cham- pions, one runner-up and three thirds. Another three- time state champion coming from Woodburn was Bill Garber who won them during the mid-sixties. Other Woodburn Triple-Crown winners have been Joe Pardo and John Paul Jones. The league has had outstanding wrestlers from other schools, as well. Jess Lewis of Cascade was a three- time state champion. Lewis went on to become a two- time NCAA champion and a member of the 1968 Olym- pic team. During their five years in the district, Canby had three outstanding wrestlers. Canby won back-to-back state titles in 1962 and 1963. These teams, coached by Larry Wright, included some outstanding wrestlers. Dan Owings and Keith Flack were both two-time state champions. Gary Owings was a four-time district cham- pion. His last two titles came in the Wilco League for which he also won a Class A-1 individual title. Others, all of whom won at least one state title at some time, were Ron Hostettler, Norm Berney and Ken Roth. Gladstone joined the league in 1969. During their fourteen years in the district, all under the coach- ing of Steve Stratton, they won three state titles. Two wrestlers, Lyle Stratton and John Powelson, were two- time state champions. When the A-2 and B tournament series started in 1959, District 8 A-2 & B included the Capital League schools and the small wrestling schools in the same gen- eral area. The new district had a great deal of talent scattered amongst it's members and won an amazing six individual championships. This achievement has only been tied three times, (the last at the 1992 cham- pionships by another Capital Conference contingent.) With three seconds, two thirds and three fourths, as well as Canby, Estacada and Central placing in the top ten, this league's performance in 1959 rates as the strongest of all time in the A-2/AA/3A. Sweet Home won the 1998 state meet, with league rival Cascade coming in third. Both teams pro- duced two individual champions. This was Sweet Home's third crown, the first two coming at the 4A level. David Castle, one of Cascade's champions, also won triple crown honors while winning his third individual 3A title. Sweet Home repeated in 1999 with a slightly stronger performance, but this time with only one cham- pion, Clint Sieminski. Sieminski became a three time state champion and four time Capital Conference cham- pion. Cascade again had two champions (not the same ones as in 1998( and finished third. In 2000, the Capital League again returned to the top, but this time it was the performance of Cas- cade High School that led the league efforts. Cascade had two state champions, Brett Phillips and Mike Unger.
Molalla 1991-2006 North Marion 1959-1974, 1983-2006 Scio 1959-1965 Serra Catholiuc 1959-1962 Silverton 1987-1994 Sisters 1995-2006 Stayton 1959, 1962, 1972-2006 Sweet Home 1983-2006 Woodburn 1959-2006
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