Where are they now? Wilsonville's basketball champions
Wilsonville Spokesman, by Tanner Russ
Monday, August 13, 2018
Find out what the basketball champions from 2005, 2016, and 2017 are up to these days
The Spokesman contacted Wilsonville boys basketball coach Chris Roche and inquired as to the whereabouts of the school's basketball champions. Wilsonville owns three state titles to its name, the first coming in 2005 when the school was at the 3A classification. It would be more than a decade before the school would capture its next basketball state championship. In 2016 and 2017, the Wildcats claimed back to back state titles in the midst of four straight finals appearances.
With the help of Roche, we have updates on a vast majority of the teams since their title victories.
2017 - 5A State Champions (27-1 season record)
0 - Zac Rossetti, Junior P:
Portland, Oregon, going into freshman season with Portland Community College where he will be on basketball team and majoring in marketing.
1 - Kyle Willett, Senior W:
Corvallis, Oregon, going into sophomore year at Oregon State University. Majoring in Business Finance, planning law school post-graduation.
2 - Caleb Larsen, Junior W/PG:
Portland, Oregon, going into freshman season with Concordia Cavaliers where he will be on basketball team and is undecided about a major.
3 - Jack Roche, Soph W/PG:
Wilsonville, Oregon, going into senior season with Wilsonville; participating in cross country, basketball and tennis this year for Wildcats.
5 - Harrison Steiger, Senior W:
Klamath Falls, Oregon, going into sophomore season with Oregon Tech Owls where he is on basketball team and pursuing a degree in civil engineering.
10 - Zachary Woodworth, Senior W:
Eugene, Oregon, going into sophomore year at University of Oregon.
15 - Nate Overholt, Soph W:
Wilsonville, Oregon, going into senior year at Wilsonville; participating in football this year for Wildcats.
20 - Ryan Napoli, Junior W:
Corvallis, Oregon, going into freshman year at Oregon State University, with plans to major in business marketing.
21 - Gabe Reichle, Frosh W:
Wilsonville, Oregon, going into junior season with Wilsonville; participating in basketball this year for the Wildcats.
23 - Sam Westing, Soph W:
24 - Keegan Shivers, Frosh W/P:
Wilsonville, Oregon, going into junior season with Wilsonville; participating in basketball and baseball this year for Wildcats.
31 - AJ Burkhead, Junior P:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, going into frosh season with Air Force Falcons where he will be on football team.
33 - Zach Reichle, Senior W:
Corvallis, Oregon, going into sophomore season with Oregon State University Beavers where he is on basketball team. Studying information systems with the hopes of playing basketball professionally somewhere after graduating.
34 - Dakota Reber, Frosh P:
Wilsonville, Oregon, going into junior season with Wilsonville; participating in basketball this year for Wildcats.
44 - Draco Bynum, Junior P:
Seattle, Washington, going into freshman season with Washington Huskies where he will be on football team. Will be majoring in political science with a minor in entrepreneurship, hopes to open a law firm after school.
2016 - 5A State Champions (25-3)
0 - Zac Rossetti, Soph P:
1 - Sam Bullock, Senior PG:
Acambaro, Mexico, serving final two months of LDS mission.
2 - Caleb Larsen, Soph PG/W:
3 - Chris Riewald, Senior W:
San Diego, California, going into sophomore year at Point Loma Nazarene University. Studying managerial & organizational communication.
5 - Tyler Hieb, Senior W:
Klamath Falls, Oregon, going into junior year with Oregon Tech Owls where he is on basketball team. Majoring in operations management.
10 - Jack Roche, Frosh PG/W:
15 - Zachary Woodworth, Junior W:
20 - Ryan Napoli, Soph W:
21 - Harrison Steiger, Junior W:
23 - Nate Overholt, Frosh W:
24 - Dylan Jordan, Senior W:
Eugene, Oregon, going into junior year with dual enrollment at University of Oregon and Lane CC, studying product design.
31 - AJ Burkhead, Soph P:
33 - Zach Reichle, Junior W:
44 - Draco Bynum, Soph P:
2005 - 3A State Champions (26-2)
3 - Connor Willis, Junior PG:
Salt Lake City, Utah: Married 8 years to wife Janiece with two kids, Quinton (4), Kobi (2). Postdoctoral fellow in health economics and pharmacotherapy outcomes research at the University of Utah.
4 - Trevor Axelrod, Junior W/PG:
Baltimore, Maryland: Engaged to medical school classmate, Sarah Maki, an opthalmologist. Physician in interventional radiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
11 - Spencer Crace, Junior W:
Orting, Washington: Married for 5 years to wife Joelle with son (Bear, 2) and a little girl on the way due November. Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.
20 - Morgan Willis, Frosh W:
Rexburg, Indiana: Married 5 years. Software engineer at Navex Global Inc. while working on masters of computer science through Georgia Tech.
21 - Jesse Staub, Frosh W:
Portland, Oregon: In a committed relationship. Part-owner of Staub Construction Services, running the hardwood floor side of the company, installing and refinishing floors.
22 - Jeremy Wilson, Senior W:
Dallas, Texas (after 3 years in NYC): Married to wife Estee for 9 years, 2 kids — Mo (3) and Gus (0). Works at Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm.
23 - Elias Eave, Junior W:
Savannah, Georgia: Married for almost a year to Jennifer. Serving in US Army, rank Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) and a pilot flying the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Returned from tour of duty in Afghanistan in June.
35 - Steven Ohl, Senior P:
Hillsboro, Oregon: Senior finance specialist for Multnomah County Health Department.
41 - Matt Walter, Senior P:
Mountain View, California: Married for 5 years to wife Courtney with two children son Harvey (2) and daughter Everly (passed away shortly after birth). Has worked at Google as a global product lead for display ads in the Bay Area for 6 years.
53 - Jaysen Draney, Senior P:
Seattle, Washington: Married 5 years to LeAnne with a puppy named Friday. Software development engineer for A