The 2020 Oregon Sports Awards will kick off on Monday May 18. The awards have been distributed over the past 69 years, but this year will be a little different. The awards for spring prep sports and the award for outstanding professional athlete have been eliminated leaving 21 awards still intact. Some of the athletes being recognized include Sabrina Ionescu, Payton Pritchard and Justin Herbert all from Oregon.
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.