SOU mourns the loss of 23-year-old Raider wrestler Hunter Roberson | Local

ASHLAND, Ore. — The athletic community at Southern Oregon University is in mourning Monday after the loss of Hunter Roberson, 23, a member of the Raider men’s wrestling team.

According to SOU Men’s Wrestling, Roberson died suddenly on Sunday morning and the cause of his death is still under investigation.

“We are heartbroken to learn that student-athlete Hunter Roberson passed away early Sunday morning,” said SOU athletic director Matt Sayre. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches. Hunter was a senior member of our wrestling team and a positive and energetic presence for our program. SOU and Raider Athletics will miss him dearly and are grateful for the time he spent with us. We urge the Raider community to keep Hunter and his family in your thoughts.

Roberson came to SOU from Vista, Calif., after graduating from Rancho Buena Vista High in 2017. The men’s wrestling program said Roberson primarily wrestled at 149 pounds for the Raiders and was looking forward to returning for a fifth season. during the next school year. while pursuing a degree in health and physical education.

SOU said details of a memorial for Roberson will be shared when finalized.

Students in need of psychological support are encouraged to contact an EmOC Care Coordinator and may seek assistance from the Student Health and Wellness Center. For more information about counseling services, contact SOU Executive Director Anna D’Amato, MS ([email protected], T: 541-552-8464). Staff and faculty can contact the Employee Assistance Program. For after-hours issues, contact the Jackson County Mental Health Crisis Team at 541-774-8201.

Robert J. King