PORTLAND -- With their fifth straight Oregon 5A wrestling title already well in hand Saturday afternoon heading into the finals at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, the Hermiston Bulldogs had only two questions to answer before the evening's matches began: how big and how many.
The answer to the first -- 60 points -- was their margin over second-place Dallas. An imposing spread, indeed, though well short of the 138- and 141 1/2-point routs of the past two seasons.
The second answer was four individual champions for Hermiston, including a pair of three-timers in junior Joey Delgado at 135 pounds and senior Curtis Berger at 189.
Delgado completed a 53-0 season -- his second straight unbeaten campaign -- with a pin 35 seconds into the third period against Dallas' Wyatt Passantino. All four of his state wins ended in pins.
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Berger topped Hayden Kloss of West Albany 9-2 to complete his championship run. It was his first match to go the distance, winning his semifinal on a technical fall after advancing through Friday's matches with a pair of pins.
Berger and Delgado give Hermiston three three-time champs in the past three seasons, joining Ben Jorgensen (2007-09) in the club founded by Kyle Larson (2001-03).
Tyler Berger, Curtis' freshman cousin, won the 125 crown. He beat top seed Conner Clarke of Sherwood 3-1 in OT in semifinals before dispatching No. 2 seed Housten Ezell of Churchill 10-2 in the final.
Senior Fabian Scotto claimed the 140 title with an 8-2 win over Paul Dodson of Sherwood.
Hermiston's other finalist, senior Bryce McMahon at 152, was denied in his bid to repeat. He lost 6-4 to Chase Kearney of Churchill.
Isaac Aguilar finished fifth at 103, Abraham Rodriguez third and Matt Kilsdonk fifth at 145, and Sam Johnson fifth at 160 to round out the Bulldogs' other placers.