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Lazaro named ‘Outstanding Wrestler’ in Clatskanie

Published on January 2, 2018 4:36PM

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Ilwaco’s Marcello Lazaro, pictured in a competition last year, continues to impress at the 285-pound classification.

OBSERVER FILE PHOTO Ilwaco’s Marcello Lazaro, pictured in a competition last year, continues to impress at the 285-pound classification.

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CLATSKANIE — Ilwaco took fourth place at a nine-team wrestling tournament in Clatskanie, finishing behind Rainier, St. Helens and Vernonia. Marcello Lazaro, voted the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler, took first place in the 285-pound weight class, with Marcus Connor in first place in the 195 class.

Ilwaco’s Freshman class came up with three second-place finishes: Nathan Hopkins at 106 pounds, Keegan Kemmer at 120, and Greg Petit at 170. Ghannon Whelden (126) and Royce Murry (152) each also brought in second-place finishes.

Ilwaco will send its girls’ wrestling team to the state’s biggest girls’ tournament of the regular season in Kelso on Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. The boys will wrestle in Seaside, Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.



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