St. Helens 8th grader doesn't give up a point at state tournament

Myles Terry, an eighth-grader at St. Helens Middle School, went through the Middle School State Tournament at Woodburn last weekend unbeaten to win the state 140-pound title.

Terry not only won four bouts, two by pin and two by technical fall, he was unscored upon at the tournament. To reach the tournament, he had to win four matches the previous weekend in a qualifier, also in JOHN BREWINGTON - Myles Terry won the 140-pound weight at the state mid-school tournament.

Terry said he has been wrestling four years, mostly under the tutelage of Scott Revis of USA Cobra Wrestling in Scappoose.

Revis said the competition is the unofficial middle school championship, but that wrestlers had to represent their school, not a club, in the tournament.

“Myles is a super-talented kid,” Revis said. “He took out the other wrestlers in the first 15 seconds of each match.”

He added the competition features wrestlers from every classification 1A-6A and is probably the hardest state tournament to win.

By winning the state tournament, Terry qualified for the national mid-school tournament in Danville, Illinois.

Five other local wrestlers, representing either St. Helens or Scappoose, also competed in the tournament, two of them placing.

Haidon Allen of St. Helens was fourth at 110 pounds, while Zach Gadbois, a Scappoose eighth-grader, was sixth at 132 pounds. Jim Nones, a Scappoose seventh-grader, went 1-2 at 90 pounds. Clayton Dietz, a 160-pound eighth-grader, was 2-2. Isaac Bussey, a Scappoose eighth-grader, was 0-2 in the heavyweight division.

Terry may have some difficulty raising funds to make the trip to Illinois. The trip costs around $1,300. Revis said contributions to help him make the trip have been set up at U.S. Bank branches in St. Helens and Scappoose.

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