SILETZ — Three hats — a Southern Oregon University, Clackamas Community College and Southwestern Oregon Community College — were waiting to be picked up.
In front of a packed gym at Siletz Valley, senior Isaac Butler grabbed the black and red Southwestern hat and placed it on his head. He then signed his letter of intent to wrestle for the community college 111 miles from Siletz in Coos Bay.
The school’s first-ever state champion wrestler became the first Siletz Valley athlete to sign to compete in a sport in college.
“I remember coming here my freshman year and saying that I wanted to compete in college, I want to win a state title,” Isaac Butler said. “I never thought I would be the first one to complete it, but now I’m here in this position and it feels amazing.”
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