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Nyssa High School graduate wins $3,000 wrestling scholarship

Nyssa 152-pound wrestler Elijah Cleaver won his second state title after defeating Rainier's David Katon 7-0 in the 2019 OSSA state wrestling championships finals. (Photo by Ed Petersen)

A 2020 Nyssa High School graduate was one of three individuals awarded a wrestling scholarship from the Save Oregon Wrestling Foundation.

Elijah Cleaver was awarded a Ron Finley Wrestling Scholarship Award of “$3,000, $1,000 and $1,000, respectively,” which SOW gives to students based on a score system, SOW Director said Paul Fenley, foundation director[LZ1] [BL2] . Cleaver said he was given the $3,000 scholarship.

Cleaver scored the highest of all the applicants, Fenley said.

Cleaver said he didn’t know he had scored the highest, but . . .