Top Oregon high school football player wins state wrestling championship

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Central (Independence, OR) defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu could be the poster child being a multi-sport athlete.

Tuipulotu, who is a junior and ranked as the fifth best defensive tackle in the country for the Class of 2017 by 247Sports, captured Oregon’s Class 5A heavyweight (285 pounds) state wrestling championship over the weekend.  The 4-star prospect, who currently owns scholarship offers from Arizona, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State USC and seven other schools, beat Blayne Burnett of Churchill 5-0 Saturday night for his gold medal.

After winning the championship Saturday, Tuipulotu, who last year’s Oregon’s 5A Defensive Player of the Year, visited Oregon, according to, where he spoke with Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich.

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