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CENTRAL POINT — Five Crater wrestlers captured individual titles and the Comets secured the team championship at the 10-team Crater Classic in dominant fashion on Saturday.
Nate Walters (132 pounds), Dillon Ulrey (138), Chase Mackey (170), Jarrett Baker (220) and Mike Rios (285) each earned titles after going 4-0 in dual competition for the Comets.
As a team, Crater went undefeated with dual wins over Del Norte (76-6), Churchill (42-28), Phoenix (66-9) and Brookings (66-12). The Comets finished with a tournament-best 27 pins.
Grants Pass and Illinois Valley each went 3-1 in duals.
Other wrestlers who went 4-0 included Crater's Tyler Thomas (120), Grants Pass' Casey Coulter (120), Eagle Point's Alek Callahan (132), Illinois Valley's Gabe Miller (138), Eagle Point's Thane Baumer (152) and Phoenix's Izzy Rubio (160).
Also going 4-0 in their weight class were Eagle Point's Caleb Ash (170), Crater's Jacob Young (170), Eagle Point's Johnny Wilkerson (182), Crater's Eric Guches (182), Illinois Valley's Julian Northrup (195), Crater's Wyatt Haas (195), Grants Pass' James Jarrett (220) and Grants Pass' Manuel Davila (285).
Miller, Haas, Davila and Baumer each racked up four pins.
Thomas, Wilkerson, Northrup, Baker and Walters each picked up three pins in their four matches.
Illinois Valley's Manny Pimentel and Grants Pass' Kjell Thorsen each finished 3-0.