The National Football League announced Monday that the 2020 draft will proceed as scheduled April 23rd through the 25th and will be televised, but the annual selection process will no longer include public events in Las Vegas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NFL announced last week that teams were prohibited from conducting pre-draft visits to team facilities due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. Oregon Quarterback Justin Herbert is projected to go late in the first round on April 23rd. Seven Ducks in all are registered for the NFL Draft, along with two Oregon State Beavers.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congraulate Elijah LaCosse as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Elijah finished the State Wrestling Championship in third place. After losing in the first round he went on to score 5 consecutive pins including a rematch against his first round opponent. He was one of only two wrestlers in the tournament to do that and scored 23 points in the 138 pound weight bracket.
Honorable mention goes to another Viking Wrestler, Hayden Muller who placed 4th in the 135 pound girls division.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.