EAGLE POINT — Cory Haggans led a balanced North Medford squad as the Black Tornado wrestlers claimed the team title in the Eagle Point Invitational on Saturday.

EAGLE POINT — Cory Haggans led a balanced North Medford squad as the Black Tornado wrestlers claimed the team title in the Eagle Point Invitational on Saturday.

Haggans won the 152-pound championship in nerve-racking fashion and received plenty of support as North Medford scored 208.5 points to edge Eagle Point (187.5).

"I thought we did well and came together as a team," said North coach Nolan Harris. "Kids kinda role-played and, even thought they didn't place, they were picking up bonus points for us."

"To come out with a tournament victory is always exciting," he added, "especially when you're facing teams like Eagle Point."

Haggans built a 5-2 lead on Brandon Jordan of Sheridan High in California, but the latter fought back with about 30 seconds to go. Jordan caught Haggans for a takedown to make it 5-4 and worked to gain points by putting the Black Tornado on his back. But Haggans fought hard to maintain his lead.

North Medford also received second-place efforts from Kody Bonham (189) and Robert Ross (285) and third-place outings from Kade Peden (160) and Ammon Ebert (135).

Peden's finish was especially gratifying since he was able to avenge a Thursday loss to Grants Pass' Jose Cruz in the third-place final.

South Medford finished sixth with 97.5 points and crowned a champion in Ken Hyland at 160. Steven Lines added a second-place finish at 135 to help pace the Panthers.

Garrett Davis led Eagle Point with a second-place showing at 160, while Ashland's Issa Shahin was second at 171 and Dylan Fauver of Grants Pass was second at 140.

Eagle Point Invitational
TEAM SCORES North Medford 208.5, Eagle Point 187.5, South Umpqua 186, Henley 169, Churchill 156.5, Sheridan 144, South Medford 97.5, Grants Pass 96, South Salem 90, Klamath Union 85.5, Eagle Point2 63, Brookings-Harbor 56, North Medford2 55, Corvallis 54, Del Norte 53, Henley2 49, Ashland 39, Portola 36, South Salem2 31, Etna 29, Mt. Shasta 29, Churchill2 23, University Prep 22, Corvallis2 18, South Umpqua2 16, South Medford2 15, Sheridan2 12, Weed 12, Brookings-Harbor2 10, University Prep2 3.
Championship Finals
103 Brandon Bowers, SU, p. Joe Potts, Chu, 5:51; 112 Brian Bowers, SU, p. Russell Pascual, Chu, 1:54; 119 Ruben Almazan, Cor, dec. Lamont Hook, Hen2, 6-4; 125 Daniel Scott, She, p. Tanner Herman, Por, 5:41; 130 Aaron David, Hen, p. Nick Schwall, Etna, :45.
135 Bruce Balcita, SU, dec. Steven Lines, SM, 6-0; 140 Zac Brunson, Chu, maj. dec. Dylan Fauver, GP, 17-4; 145 Adam Swogger, SS, inj. default over Stephen Aunz, SS2; 152 Cory Haggans, NM, dec. Brandon Jordan, She, 5-4.
160 Ken Hyland, SM, dec. Garrett Davis, EP, 6-4; 171 Brett Mathes, Hen, dec. Issa Shahin, Ash, 5-2; 189 Bo Yonker, SU, maj. dec. Kody Bonham, NM, 11-1; 215 Clayton Lent, SU, p. Kyle Rehberger, Chu, 3:27; 285 RJ Harter, Hen, p. Robert Ross, NM, 3:00.
Third-Fourth Finals
103 Jordan Lacy, DN, dec. Zorg Loustaht, Hen, 10-5; 112 Josh Coker, KU, maj. dec. Tyler Moser, W, 11-0; 119 Ben Zomerdyk, EP, p. Matthew Buchanan, MtS, 2:40; 125 Daniel Soto, EP, dec. Sierra Land, SM, 3-1; 130 Kambral Cannefax, SS, dec. Alex Littlefair, GP, 11-6.
135 Ammon Ebert, NM, dec. Trent Kaiser, EP, 8-2; 140 Chris Wilson, EP, p. Tyler Rookstool, SS, 1:45; 145 Donovan Transue, Hen, p. Will Bales, Chu, 5:27; 152 Josh Winter, EP, maj. dec. Gage Baumer, EP2, 14-5.
160 Kade Peden, NM, dec. Jose Cruz, GP, 6-4; 171 Steven Josephson, EP, dec. Mark Dickison, NM, 9-6; 189 Doug VonEuen, She, p. Justin Rick, KU, 1:59; 215 Cody Rick, KU, p. Nik Bieter, EP, :40; 285 Brice Haskell, She, p. Spencer Mills, Chu2, 4:20.
Fifth-Sixth Finals
103 Pete Peterson, B-H, p. Mario Barajas, EP, 2:00; 112 Edgar Cox, NM, p. Jesse Ledbetter, NM, 1:42; 119 Dylan Sites, NM, p. Nathan Milsap, She, 1:23; 125 Joe Baynes, SU2, p. Kirk Blay-Waas, KU, :10; 130 Travis Woods, EP, p. Luis Rodriquez, EP2, 2:51.
135 Chase Kearney, Chu, p. Tim Thompson, NM2, 1:53; 140 Michael Rake, SM, p. Neiko Skogseth, EP2, 1:58; 145 Cody Wedman, NM, p. Dustin Paradis, B-H, 3:28; 152 Jake Scarminach, Ash, dec. Branden Todd, NM2, 8-1.
160 Devin Cavan, She, dec. Ron Hunt, B-H2, 8-3; 171 Taylor Marasco, EP2, p. Devin Jordan, She, 5:53; 189 Scott Hunt, UP, p. Josh Woods, Cor, 3:21; 215 Parker Goodwin, GP, dec. Myles Converse, NM, 6-1; 285 Will Morse, KU, dec. Chance Crane, SU, 9-5.

RESER'S TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS — At Hillsboro, Crater's Brock Gutches went undefeated to win the 160-pound division and teammate Brandon Hesse was second at heavyweight in the top-flight event at Liberty High.

The tournament brings together the top competitors from all of Oregon's classifications.

The Comets finished eighth in the team race with 92 points. Roseburg won with 201, followed by Newberg (151) and Hermiston (135).

Gutches won all five of his matches, including two by fall. He knocked off two unbeaten opponents in the semifinals and finals.

In the semis, Gutches defeated reigning Class 4A state champ John Tuck from La Grande, 6-3. In the finals, he stopped Brandon Griffin of Sprague, 5-1.

Hesse pinned his first four opponents before losing 6-2 to Shaun Palakiko of Cleveland, last year's 5A state winner.

Also for the Comets, Kenny Fahndrich was fourth at 171, and Logan Brooks and freshman Truman Winningham were sixth at 189 and 103, respectively.

Brooks knocked of the No. 2 seed in his weight class in the first round Friday despite dislocating a big toe two days prior.