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ROSEBURG — Crater advanced seven wrestlers to semifinal matches on the opening day of the District 4 Regional Championships at Roseburg High Friday.
North Medford earned five semifinal berths and South Medford advanced three.
Action resumes today, with the top four finishers at each weight class advancing to the state tournament at Portland's Memorial Coliseum Feb. 28-March 1.
For the Comets in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seeds Jason Comer (145), Jerry Delafuente (160), Mike Rios (285) and Micah Walker (182) advanced to the semifinals. Also advancing were third-seeded Nate Walters (132), Tommy Winningham (152) and Cavin Gillispie (170).
For the Black Tornado in the quarterfinals, second-seeded Skyler Black (220) claimed a 16-8 major decision against Sheldon's Andru Johnson and Trenton Wilson (195) pinned Thurston's Zack Walker in 40 seconds. North Medford's Henry Cox (106), Caleb Dix (120) and Cole Hornbrook (138) each also scored first-period pins to advance to the semifinals.
South Medford's fifth-seeded heavyweight Dom Harris upset Roseburg's fourth-seeded Zack Caddock with a pin in 1 minute, 27 seconds in the quarterfinals. Fifth-seeded Brandon Brooks (170) earned a 14-0 major decision over Crater's Chase Bitterling then secured a semifinal berth with an 8-7 decision over No. 4 seed Isaac Hartwick of Roseburg. Brooks trailed 5-0 before rallying.
South Medford's second-seeded Anthony Neuenschwander (120) advanced to the semis with a 7-6 decision over North Medford's Tristan Lindi.
Roseburg leads the team competition with 195.5 points, ahead of Grants Pass (111.5) and Thurston (96.5).
Two of the biggest surprises of the first day involved forfeits by No. 1 seeds Chad Jones of Roseburg (126) and Wyatt Spears of Sheldon (285), who was the state runner-up last year. Neither wrestler met weight requirements.
6A District 4 Regionals
TEAM SCORES — Roseburg 195.5, Grants Pass 111.5, Thurston 96.5, Crater 77, North Medford 66.5, Sheldon 42, South Eugene 38.5, South Medford 34.
106 — Bennett Mesa, Ros, pinned Bryce Cwiklinski, Cra, 1:47; Eric Hixson, SE, pinned Hunter Grant, Cra, 3:59.
120 — Isaiah Harris, Thu, pinned William Gross, GP, 1:27.
126 — Williams Constantino, She, wins by forfeit; Trajan Hurd, GP, pinned Brayden Maloney, SM, 0:41; Aaron Webb, Thu, won by forfeit; Tyler Thomas, GP, pinned Caleb Bracco, SE, 1:08.
132 — Cole Brouhard, GP, pinned Brandon Sov, SE, 1:34; Nico Baldovino, NM, pinned Anthony Ortega, SM, 1:18; Brayden Satre, GP, pinned Kestan Brooks, SM, 2:26; Cody Pickle, Ros, pinned Parker Neuenschwander, NM, 1:05.
138 — Layne Van Anrooy, Ros, pinned Logan Hirsch, SE, 1:51; Ted Sutters, GP, pinned Jordan Kinler, SM, 0:56; Austin Weaver, Ros, pinned Aki Saito, Thu, 0:41; Cole Hornbrook, NM, pinned Mason Roddy, GP, 1:00.
145 — Honor LeNoue, SE, pinned Jace Godley, Cra, 1:34; Jordan Bellon, GP, dec. Eddie Hill, Thu, 7-0; Mason Davis, Thu, pinned Brayden Christie, 0:33; Justin Geyer, NM, pinned Ricky Decker, GP, 1:40.
152 — Kjell Thorsen, GP, pinned Bryon Selby, Thu, 0:52; Austin Hutchins, Ros, pinned Jeremy Sparks, NM, 1:42; Jacob Hiaasen, Thu, pinned Lane Cazier, SM, 1:02.
160 — Shane Roach, SE, pinned Jordan Main, GP, 0:34.
170 — Brandon Morgan, Thu, pinned JC Johnston, GP, 0:25; Brandon Brooks, SM, major dec. Chase Bitterling, Cra, 14-0; Isaac Hartwick, Ros, pinned Nick Hardage, 0:23; Cavin Gillispie, Cra, pinned Moses Jackson, SM, 1:36; Colton White, GP, dec. Garrett Haley, SE, 5-3; Chris Sacrison, Thu, pinned Michael Ricker, NM, 1:29; Haydn Maley, Ros, pinned Johnny Sweeney, She, 1:59.
182 — Max Hane, Ros, pinned Isaac Grether, NM, 3:15; Jesse Webb, Ros, pinned Max Shultz, Thu, 1:50; Micah Walker, Cra, pinned Hayden Evans, SM, 1:13.
220 — Bryan Hayes, Ros, pinned Zach Hester, SM, 1:28.
285 — Rhiley Ybarra, Thu, wins by forfeit; Zack Caddock, Ros, pinned JT Gill, Cra, 1:27; Aaron Little, GP, pinned Robert Faas, NM, 0:55; Mike Rios, Cra, dec. Aidan McGowan, Ros, 5-4.
106 — Bennett Mesa, Ros, major dec. Trevin Bailey, GP, 8-0; Marshall Dunn, She, pinned Alex Llamas, Thu, 0:50; Tyler Bellon, GP, dec. Ashton Faas, Ros, 4-0; Henry Cox, NM, pinned Eric Hixson, SE, 0:22.
113 — Casey Coulter, GP, pinned Chase Reyes, NM, 0:44; Austin Harris, Ros, won by forfeit; Toby Dill, Ros, pinned Brooke Brower, Cra, 0:34; Jacob Cytrynbaum, SE, pinned Hyrum Ormerod, NM, 0:49.
120 — Tommy Dill, Ros, pinned Russell Lindfors, Thu, 1:15; Caleb Dix, NM, pinned Talon Lloyd, GP, 0:54; Isaiah Harris, Thu, tech. fall Jack Darland, Ros, 16-1; Anthony Neuenschwander, SM, dec. Tristan Lindi, NM, 7-6.
126 — Williams Constantino, She, pinned Michael Oneslager, NM, 3:21; Trajan Hurd, GP, pinned Aidan Braun, SE, 3:45; Aaron Webb, Thu, dec. Rylan Burum, Ros, 5-2; Tyler Thomas, GP, pinned John Lowell, SM, 1:22.
132 — Cole Van Anrooy, Ros, pinned Cole Brouhard, GP, 0:44; Adam Webb, Thu, pinned Nico Baldovino, NM, 2:48; Nate Walters, Cra, pinned Brayden Satre, GP, 1:00; Cody Pickle, Ros, pinned Kalvin Freese, Thu, 0:48.
138 — Layne Van Anrooy, Ros, pinned RJ Biddle, NM, 0:45; Ted Sutters, GP, major dec. Devon Duren, Thu, 14-1; Austin Weaver, Ros, pinned Luke Doggett, Cra, 2:54; Cole Hornbrook, NM, pinned T.J. Roberts, SM, 1:14.
145 — Kyle Flagor, Ros, tech. fall Honor LeNoue, SE, 16-1; Jordan Bellon, GP, dec. Nikulus Hegler, SM, 3-2; Mason Davis, Thu, dec. Shane Sabins, Ros, 8-5; Jason Comer, Cra, pinned Justin Geyer, NM, 1:35.
152 — Kjell Thorsen, GP, pinned Tyler Ingram, SE, 1:40; Austin Hutchins, Ros, pinned Gage Graves, SM, 1:30; Tommy Winningham, Cra, pinned Jacob Hiaasen, Thu, 2:44; David Harker, Ros, pinned Ashton Higbee, NM, 0:32.
160 — Ian Thomas, Ros, tech. fall Derek Harney, SE, 18-1; Jeremy Nicholes, GP, pinned Triston Thomason, Thu, 3:36; Shane Roach, SE, dec. Johnathan Maddux, Ros, 7-0; Jerry Delafuente, Cra, pinned Darren Hedge, Thu, 1:24.
170 — Brandon Morgan, Thu, pinned Pablo Alvarez, SE, 1:16; Brandon Brooks, SM, dec. Isaac Hartwick, Ros, 8-7; Cavin Gillispie, Cra, pinned Colton White, GP, 5:43; Haydn Maley, Ros, pinned Chris Sacrison, Thu, 1:37.
182 — Max Hane, Ros, pinned Zaid Jones, SE, 0:53; Marcus McGovern, She, dec. Jackson Casteel, Thu, 7-1; Jesse Webb, Ros, pinned Trey Gonzalez, NM, 3:01; Micah Walker, Cra, pinned Isaac Jackson, SE, 1:59.
195 — Trenton Wilson, NM, pinned Zack Walker, Thu, 0:40; Will Reddekopp, Ros, pinned Enrique Getz, GP, 4:50; Maverick Wiseman, Thu, bye; Jake Snyder, Ros, tech. fall Kody Young, Cra, 18-1.
220 — Willy Spears, She, pinned Justin Hambright, Thu, 1:12; Tyler Kailiuli, Ros, dec. Wyatt Haas, Cra, 7-1; Bryce Palahniuk, Thu, pinned Bryan Hayes, Ros, 5:47; Skyler Black, NM, major dec. Andru Johnson, She, 16-8.
285 — Tyler Dahlgren, GP, pinned Rhiley Ybarra, Thu, 3:04; Dom Harris, SM, dec. Zack Caddock, Ros, 11-8; Chantz Hecht, Thu, pinned Aaron Little, GP, 2:36; Mike Rios, Cra, dec. Aidan McGowan, Ros, 5-4.
5A REGIONALS — At Bend, Eagle Point had 13 wrestlers advance to the semifinals and Ashland had three at Bend High.
Action resumes today. The top four finishers at each weight class advance to the state tournament at Portland's Memorial Coliseum Feb. 28-March 1.
The Eagles lead the 10-school meet with 176.5 points. Churchill (120.5) is second and Bend (110) third.
Getting things going for the Eagles in the quarterfinals, Mikey Johnson earned a 13-10 decision over Springfield's Corbin Wasson at 106 pounds, while Christian Torrico (113) pinned Redmond's Jeremy Waldo in 29 seconds and Ivan Valle (113) won by fall over Mountain View's Chaunze Lancaster in 2:33.
Michael Hammond pinned Ashland's Lucien Farrow in 1:18 in the quarterfinals at 120, while No. 1 seed Levi Pomeroy (126) and No. 3 seed Eddie Perez-Rivera (126) easily advanced to the semifinals with pins.
Top-seeded Alek Callahan (132) pinned Ashland's Sydney Norvell in 17 seconds in the quarterfinals while third-seeded Eagles teammate Damian Gonzalez (132) also advanced with a pair of pins.
James McCoy, No. 1 at 152, secured a pair of first-period pins to move to the semis, as did top-seeded Hunter Hoeptner (160).
At 170, Sean Freeman pinned Mountain View's Keenan Springer in 5:09 before taking down Redmond's Parrish Bunker in the quarterfinals in 5:50. Blain Cloney (182) and top-seeded Ethan Pomeroy (195) also advanced with ease.
For Ashland, Mason Montgomery (220) pinned Bend's Jakob Larsen in 1:13 in the quarterfinals, while fellow No. 1 seed Cody Frost-Eisenberg (285) pinned Summit's John Murphy in 2:36. Also advancing to the semifinals for the Grizzlies was No. 3 seed Sam Gostnell (152), who pinned Bend's Dacoda Crane in 53 seconds.
TEAM SCORES — Eagle Point 176.5, Churchill 120.5, Bend 110, Redmond 108, Mountain View 107.5, Ashland 58, Summit 55, Springfield 45, Willamette 20, North Eugene 12.