Midwestern League The Midwestern League was commonly known state- wide as District 5 A-1 even as late as 1977. While other districts had adopted league names, it remained "District 5 A-1" or later "District 5-AAA" for many years. From the beginning in 1959, the members schools have remained essentially the same: the Eugene area and the two coast teams of North Bend and Marshfield. Rose- burg was also a member of the district through the 1965- 1966 school year, after which the school was assigned to the Southern League. Roseburg was the early power in the district, win- ning the first four tournaments. In 1963, they placed second to North Eugene and never regained power in the league. In 1964, the coast teams started a twenty-three year domination of the league. John Dustin's Marshfield Pirates won the tournament five consecutive years. For five more years, they placed second to North Bend. In 1974, Lynn Mathews coached the Pirates to the champi- onship and defended the crown in 1975. Dave Abraham's North Bend Bulldogs came back in 1976, however, and reigned in the league for seven years, with his 1979 team also taking state. In 1983, Marshfield took back the district title, with Thurston placing second, and North Bend falling down to third. Marshfield held the crown for three years before once again giving it up to North Bend. Finally, in 1987, the district championship returned to Eugene when Churchill, coached by Curt Sexton, beat North Bend for team honors. North Bend brought the title back to the coast after the 1988 tournament with a team that included two wrestlers who would go on to claim state crowns, Pat Craig and Chris Wilson. The 1988 title was Craig's second. He was also a four time district champion, although one of those was in the Far West League. Triple Crown winners have been Robin Richards, Kelly Cole, Eric Messner and Ralph Davis, North Bend; and John Flora, and Dan Cook. Two-time winners were Lane and Len Smith of Marshfield, Mark Booth of North Eugene, and Eric Messner of North Bend. Kenny Cox of Churchill has won three triple crowns.
Churchill 1967-2006 Cottage Grove 1975-1991 Junction City1969-1970 Marshfield 1959-2006 North Bend 1959-2001 North Eugene 1959-2006
Roseburg 1959-1966 Sheldon 1964-2006 South Eugene 1959-2006 Springfield 1959-2006 Thurston 1971-2006 Willamette 1960-2006
2006 2005 Chur5chill 291 2004 Marshfield 311.5 2003 Marshfield 2002 Thurston 2001 Thurston 2000 Marshfield 1999 Marshfield 1998 Thurston 1997 Marshfield 1996 Marshfield 1995 Marshfield 1994 Churchill 1993 Marshfield 1992 North Bend 1991 North Bend
1990 North Bend 1989 North Bend 1988 North Bend 1987 Churchill 1986 North Bend 1985 Marshfield 1984 Man hfield 1983 Marshfield 1982 North Bend 1981 North Bend 1980 North Bend 1979 North Bend 1978 North Bend 1977 North Bend 1976 North Bend 1975 Marshfield
1974 Marshfield 1973 North Bend 1972 North Bend 1971 North Bend 1970 North Bend 1969 North Bend 1968 Marshfield 1967 Marshfield 1966 Marshfield 1965 Marshfield 1964 Marshfield 1963 North Eugene 1962 Roseburg 1961 Roseburg 1960 Roseburg 1959 Roseburg