PORTLAND — Lebanon freshman Keith Brown took second at the Oregon State Athletic Association 5A state wrestling tournament in the 195-pound weight class.
Brown earned a spot in the final by earning two one-point decisions in his favor. One of those close victories came when he defeated top-seeded Chazz Amundson, of Milwaukie, in the semifinal match.
In the semifinal, Brown upset number one seeded Chazz Amundson, of Milwaukee, with a third-round take down.
"I felt him get hit him getting tired. So I went after him with with my double leg," Brown said. "I was able to get into position and win."
But Thurston’s Avery Jaramillo was too much in the final. Jaramillo took an early 2-0 lead and extended it to 5-1 with a late second-round takedown.
Brown, who lost to Jaramillo three weeks earlier, was unable to close the gap.
Brown took first in the 195-pound weight at the 5A district tournament a week earlier.
"It was just me wrestling as hard as I could all the way to the finals," Brown said of his success this season.
Brown credited his conditioning in the wrestling room this his success in the state and district tournaments.
"Thanks to my mom and my coaches for always pushing me to do my best," Brown said.
In other Warrior Wrestling news, Lebanon’s Chase Miller (145) and Joseph Blisseck (170) and South Albany’s Chandler Villarreal (152) took third.
In a rematch from the district finals, Miller faced Jacob Jones of Dallas in the quarterfinals where Miller lost by a one-point decision.
Wyatt Richardson (120) and Landon Kisling (160) of Lebanon were fifth.