Senior wrestler wins state championship!
Posted on 02/27/2017

McMinnville High School senior Brian Barnes won the wrestling state championship in the 285-pound weight class, ending the season undefeated.  This is Brian’s third state wrestling championship.

Brian pinned his opponent from Newberg at the 1:17 mark of the first period.

Junior Michael Abeyta also finished with a medal, coming in second place in the 145-pound weight class, falling in the championship match in a 7-4 decision.

Other qualifying athletes were Stevie Ryan, Max Morton and Andre Mushembe.

McMinnville had five state-qualifying wrestlers and finished 12th place overall, scoring 66 points total, which was just five points out of a top 10 team finish.