3 Nyssa wrestlers, 1 from Vale win state wrestling titles

Tyler Richardson of Vale High School poses at the 3A state tournament award stand on Saturday, Feb. 29. (Photo courtesy Vale Wrestling)

Three wrestlers from Nyssa High School and one from Vale won state 3A championships Saturday.

Sophomore Tyler Richardson from Vale won her second state girls title, beating Elbereth Ragsdale of Glencoe in a fall at 1:15 of the match. Richardson, wrestling at 140, finished the season 23-3.

Senior Elijah Cleaver of Nyssa won his third state title. His opponent in the championship match, Riley Ellis of Taft, had to forfeit because of injury. Cleaver, wrestling at 152, finished the season 40-4.

Senior Adam Simpson of Nyssa won the state title at 182, defeating Korbin Howell of Rainier. Simpson, who won a state title his sophomore year, finished the season 43 . . .