LO wrestlers wrap up year at state
The Lake Oswego wrestling team put a bow on one of its most successful seasons in school history at the state meet last week.
The Lakers were well represented at the meet and had some strong showings in what turned out to be a difficult meet for the bulk of the Three Rivers League.
At 113 pounds, Max Fox drew the No. 6 seed in the opening match and lost but rallied back with a pair of wins in consolation, ultimately finishing just one match shy of placing.
Brian Fay was the No. 3 seed for Lake Oswego at 132 pounds and won his opening match by a technical fall before running into an unseeded wrestler who would end up taking second in the bracket.
Then, in consolation, Fay lost a close 4-3 decision to a strong wrestler from Clackamas.
At 152 pounds, Patrick Conroy scored an early upset, knocking off the No. 5 seed in his first match 6-4 before being upended in the second round.
Then, in consolation, Conroy fell to a solid wrestler from Gresham, ending his tournament.
Despite the tough finish at state, the Lakers took another big step forward as a program this year and coach Brett McDonald hopes to improve on his team's historic results next winter.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT