Loggers Send Four Wrestlers to State Tournament

David Kovelda won the District Championship at 145 pounds

David Kovelda won the District Championship at 145 pounds

Four Vernonia Loggers qualified for the state wrestling tournament following the District Championships held at the new Vernonia High School on February 15-16.

Freshman David Kovelda won the District Championship at 145 pounds and senior Dawson Shay won at 182 pounds.

Also qualifying for the state tournament were Mikol Pihl who finished second in the District Tournament at 170 pounds and T John Wolf who took second at 195 pounds.

Logger Dawson Shay is District Champion at 182 pounds

Logger Dawson Shay is District Champion at 182 pounds

As a team the Loggers took third place in the District.  Also placing for the Loggers were Andrew Jennings and Ethan Johnston who took third places; Jeffrey Goodman, Vardan Grygorian,  Jason Bouslaugh and Zane Green who finished fourth; and Bridger Steward who took sixth.