Valley League The Valley League has produced six state champion- ship teams and three runners-up since 1959. Three of those state championship teams (1960 Sweet Home, 1968 Lebanon and 1975 McNary) had to settle for second place in their qualifying Valley tournaments a week earlier, however, showing the relative strength and depth of the league. The Salem and Corvallis areas have wrestling tradi- tions stretching back to 1924. In that year, Corvallis High School was able to get Robin Reed (an Olympic champion later that summer) to coach their young team. Reed surprised the rest of the state by immediately winning the 1924 state championship and going on to win state again in 1925 and 1926. Salem High, under Pat Hogue, won state titles in 1934 and 1935, and then under Vern Gilmore, won three more in 1937, 1940 and 1941. The state tournament was hosted by Salem High School as an annual event from 1932-1941. Salem and Corvallis had several strong schools in the area to give them competition during the thirties, including Albany, Chemawa Indian School and the Oregon School for the Blind.
1990 West Albany 1989 Lebanon 1988 Lebanon 1987 West Albany 1986 Vest Albany 1985 McN ary 1984 West Albany 1983 West Albany 1982 Lebanon 1981 South Albany 1980 North Saleni 1979 McN arv 1978 South Albany 1977 Crescent Valley 1976 McNarv 1975 Lebanon
1974 Lebanon 1973 Lebanon 1972 South Salem 1971 South Salem 1970 McNary 1969 Corvallis 1968 Corvallis 1967 Corvallis 1966 Corvallis 1965 Corvallis 1964 North Salem 1963 Lebanon 1962 Lebanon 1961 Lebanon 1960 Lebanon 1959 Sweet Home