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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Mejia-Rice places second, Nelson third at state


February 22, 2018

Pete Nelson

Titus Mejia-Rice (right) grapples with Brandon Zeiher of Scio in the 145-pound state title match.

Some key wins but ultimate heartbreak awaited the Creswell Bulldogs at last weekend's OSAA 3A Wrestling State Tournament at Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

A two-time state champion at 145 pounds, junior Titus Mejia-Rice was halfway to his goal of winning four straight state titles. But that dream was dashed by a 0-1 loss to Brandon Zeiher of Scio in the championship match, and Mejia-Rice settled for second place.

Senior Blake Nelson, seeded second at 220 pounds, sought his own state championship but placed third.

Mejia-Rice entered the state tournament unseeded, while Zeiher was see...

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