West Albany junior Steely Smith heads to the 5A state tournament as a No. 1 seed, according to pairings released on Sunday by the Oregon School Activities Association.

Smith, who wrestles at 220 pounds, takes a perfect 45-0 record to state.

Other No. 1 seeds from the area include Sweet Home seniors Tyler Cowger (152 pounds) and Wade Paulus (195) in 4A; seniors Cody Manzi of Santiam Christian (195) and Josh Parazoo of Scio (285) in 3A; and seniors Mark La Coste (170), sophomore Kaleb Gilbert (182) and senior Clay McClure (138) — all of Central Linn — and freshman Kaleb Ballard of Monroe (106) in 2A.

No. 2 seeds at the 5A level include Crescent Valley sophomore Alex Rich (126) and West Albany junior Jackson Soto (195). Richard Bylund of Corvallis (170) and Charlie Vandetta of Lebanon (120) are No. 3 seeds. West Albany’s Carson French (145) is a No. 4 seed.

Dallas leads the Mid-Willamette Conference teams with 19 qualifiers. Lebanon qualified 10, West Albany is sending seven, and Corvallis, Crescent Valley and South Albany each qualified three.

Sweet Home has a large contingent of 13 wrestlers headed to state in 4A, including seven that are seeded. Besides Cowger and Paulus, others seeded include senior Tyler Schilling (2nd, 106), junior Justin Nicholson (2nd, 113), senior Colton Schilling (3rd, 132), senior Trevor Olson (3rd, 145) and junior Dylan Elder (4th, 126).

Philomath qualified two for state.

In 3A, Santiam Christian wrestlers joining Manzi as seeds are sophomore Tanner Butler (2nd, 152) and junior Riley Hills (4th, 182).

Scio has a second-seeded wrestler in freshman Justin Parazoo (2nd, 220). Jefferson senior Aaron Wolfer (3rd, 220) is also seeded.

Harrisburg and Scio are each sending a half-dozen wrestlers. Santiam Christian qualified four and Jefferson is sending two.

In the 2A/1A classification, Monroe qualified nine wrestlers. Along with Kaleb Ballard, others seeded for the Dragons are sophomore Tyler Sherman (2nd, 113), junior Austin Dalton (4th, 126), junior Austin Baker (4th, 138), senior Ben Ballard (4th, 170) and freshman Joe Ballard (4th, 195).

For Central Linn, which has six qualifiers, joining the team’s trio of No. 1 seeds is junior Josue Avilez (2nd, 145).

State for all classifications will run Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The action begins at 8:30 a.m. both days, with the championship bouts slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Local state qualifiers

5A

Corvallis (3): 126, Clayton Lopez, Sr.; 170, (3) Richard Bylund, Sr.; 195, Carlos Hernandez, Sr.

Crescent Valley (3): 120, Stanfur Lassen, So.; 126, (2) Alex Rich, So.; 152, Christian Armatas, Sr.

Lebanon (10): 106, J.T. Lacy, Fr.; 113, Alec Lathrop, Fr.; 113, Andrew Nelson, Jr.; 120, (3) Charlie Vandetta, Jr.; 138, Austin Kleint, Jr.; 145, James Lutz, Jr.; 152, Tamen Privratsky, Sr.; 160, KiAnte’ Davis, Jr.; 182, Tim Ferrell, Sr.; 195, Colton Sallee, So.

South Albany (3): 120, Chris Morgan, Jr.; 138, Adrian Lyons-Lopez, Jr.; 170, Nick Smith, So.

West Albany (7): 106, Joel Martinez, Fr.; 145, (4) Carson French, Sr.; 182, Bryce Hogan, So.; 195, (2) Jackson Soto, Jr.; 220, (1) Steely Smith, Jr.; 220, Devon Wade, Jr.; 285, Jacob Jones, Sr.

4A

Philomath (2): 106, Jimmy Baetlein, Sr.; 160, Nate Burkus, So.

Sweet Home (13): 106, Tyrel Miller, Fr.; 106, (2) Tyler Schilling, So.; 113, (2) Justin Nicholson, Jr.; 120, Anthony Hardee, So.; 126, (4) Dylan Elder, Jr.; 132, (3) Colton Schilling, Sr.; 145, (3) Trevor Olson, Sr.; 152, (1) Tyler Cowger, Sr.; 170, Nate Melcher, Sr.; 182, Ben Terry, Jr.; 195, (1) Wade Paulus, Sr.; 195, Troy Hazelton, Jr.; 285, Zach Gill, Sr.

3A

Harrisburg (6): 106, Justin Davison, Fr.; 120, Paul Allen, Sr.; 138, Shane Bearden, So.; 145, Josh Hendrickson, Sr.; 160, Francisco Guisard, Sr.; 220, Nick Norman, Sr.

Jefferson (2): 126, Tyler Martin, Sr.; 220, (3) Aaron Wolfer, Sr.

Santiam Christian (4): 152, (2) Tanner Butler, So.; 170, Michael Armour, Sr.; 182, (4) Riley Hills, Jr.; 195, (1) Cody Manzi, Sr.

Scio (6): 120, Kyle Overson, Sr.; 126, David Kemper, So.; 160, Dillon Robinson, Fr.; 195, Justin Cook, Sr.; 220, (2) Justin Parazoo, Fr.; 285, (1) Josh Parazoo, Sr.

2A/1A

Central Linn (6): 113, Tyson Burchfield, So.; 138, (1) Clay McClure, So.; 145, (2) Josue Avilez, Jr.; 170, (1) Mark La Coste, Sr.; 182, (1) Kaleb Gilbert, Sr.; 195, Dakota Jeppsen, Sr.

Monroe (9): 106, (1) Kaleb Ballard, Fr.; 113, (2) Tyler Sherman, So.; 120, James Perdue, Jr.; 126, (4) Austin Dalton, Jr.; 126, Chris Ralston, Fr.; 138, (4) Austin Baker, Jr.; 170, (4) Ben Ballard, Sr.; 195, (4) Joe Ballard, Fr.; 285, Ben Baker, So.

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