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RHS WRESTLING HISTORY

Wrestling began in 1931 as a club sport under the guidance of coach E.A. Britton.  In 1948, wrestling was officially recognized in Oregon as an interscholastic sport.

In 1952, the coach was Walter Johnson, followed by coach Shewbert in 1952 (10-3 mark for 1955/56 season).  In 1956, coach Payne took over the program and began to establish some status for the sport of wrestling.

            The 1958/59 program gained prominence as RHS captured the District Championship in the former Midwestern League.  When the 1973/74 season came to an end, RHS had garnered their first and only wrestling State Championship.

Year
District Place
Coach
1949
Not Listed
“Cece” Sherwood 
1950
Not Listed
“Cece” Sherwood
1951
Not Listed
Ray Brown
1952
Not Listed
Walter Johnson
1953
Not Listed
Keith Moore
1954
Not Listed
Bob Shewbert
1955
Not Listed
Bob Shewbert
1956
Not Listed
Bob Shewbert
1957
Not Listed
Walt Payne
1958
Not Listed
Walt Payne
1959
1st
Walt Payne
1960
1st
Walt Payne
1961
1st
Walt Payne
1962
1st
Joe Schaffeld
1963
2nd
Joe Schaffeld
1964
6th
Jim Brackins
1965
2nd
Jim Brackins
1966
6th
Ron Hicks
1967
4th
Ron Hicks
1968
3rd
Ron Hicks
1969
4th
Ron Hicks
1970
2nd
Ron Hicks
1971
1st
Ron Hicks
1972
4th
Ron Hicks
1973
3rd
Ron Hicks
1974
2nd
Ron Hicks
1975
1st
Ed Burton
1976
1st
Ed Burton
1977
1st
Ed Burton
1978
2nd
Greg Strobel/Mike Gould
1979
2nd
Greg Strobel
1980
2nd
Greg Strobel
1981
3rd
Greg Strobel
1982
3rd
Gary Eby/Mike Gould
1983
5th
Gary Eby
1984
7th
Gary Eby
1985
4th
Bob Bass
1986
4th
Bob Bass
1987
6th
Bob Bass
1988
4th
Bob Bass
1989
5th
Ted Wilton
1990
2nd
Ted Wilton
1991
2nd
Ted Wilton/Doug Tovey
1992
2nd
Ted Wilton
1993
3rd
Ted Wilton
1994
4th
Doug Tovey/Ted Wilton
1995
4th
Doug Tovey
1996
5th
Doug Tovey
1997
3rd
Doug Tovey
1998
7th
Doug Tovey
1999
3rd
Doug Tovey
2000
3rd
Doug Tovey
2001
3rd
Doug Tovey/Steve Lander
2002
1st
Steve Lander
2003
2nd
Steve Lander
2004
1st
Steve Lander
2005
2nd
Steve Lander
2006
2nd
Steve Lander
2007 1st Steve Lander
2008 1st Steve Lander
2009 1st Steve Lander
2010
1st
Steve Lander

Wrestling Champions & Runner-Ups

 

 

State Champs Lg. Champs Lg. Runner-ups
Midwest.Lg.   1959 2
    1960  
    1961  
    1962  
       
SOC 1974 1971 11
    1975  
    1976  
    1977  
    2002  
    2004  
       
Southwest Lg. 2007 2007  
  2008 2008  
    2009  
  2010 2010