Roseburg wrestlers break records while winning 4th straight title
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg High School wrestling team came home as state champs for the fourth year in a row, breaking records while clinching the title.
The Indians headed to Portland for the state tournament with 27 qualifers, the most of any Class 6A team.
With four individual titles, two seniors on the team became the first ever four-time wrestling champions from Roseburg High.
"We were ahead by like a hundred points the first day,” said Roseburg senior state champ wrestler Layne Van Anrooy. “So I don't think we had to even come back the second day to win the tournament."
"After the first day, if we would have just not come back and competed the second day, we still would have won the tournament," said senior state champ wrestler Haydn Maley.
Roseburg's overall point total was 366, which broke the state record set in 2010.
Now at the end of their high school wrestling career, those seniors say it's bittersweet.
"It definitely sucks, but it's not over yet. Ya know, we're both going to Division I schools and the next chapter in our life is about to start, so we're ready to compete in college," said Van Anrooy.
van Anrooy has committed to the University of Michigan and Maley will be wrestling at Stanford in the fall.