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Toledo High School senior Klaira Flatt, center, is surrounded by smiling teammates Dec. 18 after winning her 17-wrestler bracket in the 125-lbs. division at the Liberty Invitational girls wrestling tournament in Hillsboro. Flatt won all five of her matches by pin in earning the Dec. 13-19 OSAA statewide girls Athlete of the Week honor presented by Toyota. (Courtesy photo)

Last week, the Oregon School Activities Association announced that Toledo High School senior Klaira Flatt was its statewide girls high school Athlete of the Week presented by Toyota for the week running Dec. 13-19.

Flatt earned the recognition after bulldozing her way through the 17-wrestler, 125-lbs. bracket Dec. 18 at the Liberty Invitational girls wrestling tournament. Flatt, who the weekend before won her weight class at a tournament hosted by Central Linn High School, won all five of her matches at the Liberty tournament by pin.

In those five matches, Flatt scored two pins within the first 50 seconds during pool competition, scored a second-period pin in her opening match, won her semifinal in 1:48, and earned the championship by pinning Namuondo O`Donnell from Hillsboro 26 seconds into the second period.

For her efforts, Flatt, along with boys Athlete of the Week, Corbett High School basketball player Joe Fundak, are due to receive letters of recognition from OSAA Executive Director Peter Weber, an Athlete of the Week sling bag, and a Nike prize pack from Toyota and the OSAA. Athlete of the Week winners are announced weekly on the OSAA website and across OSAA social media platforms.

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