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2022-23 State Tournament Reps - Oregon

Our State Committee is pleased to announce its 2021-22 State Tournament Reps.  You'll find our Reps in the gym attending State Qualifier tournaments to award golden ticket State invites to the top finishing teams.  You can't miss them wearing their bright orange #SeeYouAtState tshirts.  Please say "hello"!

Dennis Blakley
Dennis was raised an Oregonian and spent his youth between Salem and Eugene.  He graduated from Sprague High School in Salem and went on to get his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon.  Born in Eugene, he was destined to be a Duck as his father and older brothers all attended the U of O. 
Dennis works in Business Development for Global Display Digital in Portland, OR and teaches a speed and agility course for athletes.  One of his passions is to educate and help improve athletes of all ages to improve their athletic self and education awareness. He can be found training himself outside on synthetic field turf, in the weight room, and spending time with his family and friends.  He loves the game of basketball and how it can build strong character in those who play and also coach the game.  

Niki Umbenhower
Niki played volleyball, basketball and softball and Clackamas Community College. After getting married and starting a family with her high school sweetheart, her children followed in her footsteps as standout athletes, achieving first-team All-Leauge/All State in basketball during their high school careers.
Niki is working on a book about her late Instagram famous dog, White Eyed Rowdy, who was an ambassador for the skin disorder Vitiligo. White Eyed Rowdy was highlighted on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays of The Day”, Dr. Oz, The View, Inside Edition, the Hallmark Channel and featured in countless articles about how he changed the lives of children and adults who live with this skin condition. 
Outside of her State Rep activities, Niki works in the Cancer Service Line at Kaiser Permanente. She is an active supporter of several non-profits that advocate for cancer research, and is proud to take part in finding the cure for the disease.

Julie Rosenow
Julie resides in Portland and is an Oregon native. She has several years’ experience coaching youth sports and running various tournaments for all levels of competition. Outside of her State Rep activities, Julie works as a Project Manager and enjoys playing and watching basketball in her spare time.

Stephen Machado
Stephen was born in Lubbock, Texas but grew up in Pendleton, Oregon for most of his life. He graduated from high school in 2017 and then proceeded to graduate with a degree in Biology in hopes to attend medical school and become a physician.  Stephen began playing basketball in 7th grade and fell in love with the sport. He played all 4 years of high school and his senior year Stephen and his team took 4th place in the 5A OSAA tournament. Outside his role as a State Rep, he enjoy playing video games, pickup basketball games and bowling. 

Wilhelm Nesterovich
Wilhelm was born in Europe but grew up in Oregon and spent most of his youth in the Salem area where he first fell in love with the sport of basketball. He graduated from McKay High School in Salem and went on to study BioChemistry, earning a degree at Oregon State University in 2018. Outside of his State Rep duties, he works for a biotech company in the regenerative medicine space that helps patients utilize their own stem cells to heal faster after surgery and tutor high school students in science subjects. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, surfing and hanging out with friends, family and his four dogs. 


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