The Burns Hilanders had three wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight classes and finished in 12th place at the OSAA 3A State Wrestling Championships held Feb. 24-25 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
Dallon Higgins (126) and Evan Gunderson (152) both placed third, and Kyran Simpson (132) finished in sixth place for Burns.
Nyssa won the 3A team title, finishing with 287 points. Willamina/Falls City was a distant second with 167 points, followed by Dayton with 134, Glide 122, and Harrisburg 107.5 in the top five. Burns finished with 47.5 points.
Individual results for Burns are as follows:
113 — Anthony Moulton received a bye; lost by fall (1:06); won by forfeit; lost by fall (3:43).
126 — Higgins won by fall (3:00); won by fall (2:50); lost by decision, 8-6; won by decision, 6-4; won by decision, 8-4. Placed third.
126 — Sebastion Johnson received a bye; lost by fall (5:10); lost by decision, 6-3.
132 — Simpson won by decision, 5-2; won by decision, 7-4; lost by fall (1:08); lost by decision, 5-0; lost by decision, 11-8. Placed sixth.
152 — Gunderson received a bye; won by tech fall, 16-1 (5:16); lost by fall (3:34); won by fall (4:33); won by fall (1:35). Placed third.