Comets roll over South in final dual
Crater had more reason to be happy than South Medford after their Southern Oregon Conference wrestling match Thursday, a 56-3 triumph by the No. 1-ranked Comets.
But each side saw good in at least one match, the 119-pound bout that had Crater's Andy Jordan rallying for a 9-7 win over Juan Aguilar, who was wrestling up a couple of weights.
Aguilar built a 4-1 lead in the first round, but Jordan used a late takedown and turn to gather the winning points.
Aguilar wrestled tough, said South coach Ken Thompson.
Thompson was also impressed with Joe Ziegler, who lost 13-3 to Bryson Gutches of the Comets but stayed in his face and got after it.
— Bryson's the class of the state. Heck, all their kids are the class of the state.
Crater coach Greg Haga was pleased with another of his wrestlers who battled back, Adam Lindgren. Lindgren topped Alex Brummer, 6-3, at 145 after falling behind 2-0 in the first round. Lindgren used two takedowns in the third to forge the win.
The match ended the SOC dual season. The teams next prepare for the district tournament Feb. 6-7 in Grants Pass.
Andrew Van Wey, C, won by forfeit; 112 '
Jake Vizzini, C, major dec. Adam Dezwart, 8-0; 119 '
Andy Jordan, C, dec. Juan Aguilar, 9-7; 125 '
Jerry DeBoer, SM, dec. Sean Ogle, 14-8; 130 '
John Bernhardt, C, major dec. Travis Harvey, 19-8; 140 '
Bryson Gutches, C, major dec. Joe Ziegler, 13-3; 145 '
Adam Lindgren, C, dec. Alex Brummer, 6-3; 152 '
Jordan Godley, C, pinned Kenny Licea, 1:11.
Chase Maloney, C, major dec. Jon Lang, 19-6; 171 '
Cody Ponder, C, major dec. Landon Robertson, 16-2; *189 '
Colin Brooks, C, pinned Marshall Adrian, 0:21; 215 '
Cody Clark, C, won by forfeit; 275 '
Charlie Alexander, C, pinned Charlie Gitzen, 3:27.
* starting weight
EAGLE POINT 34, GRANTS PASS 31 ' At Eagle Point, Grants Pass won the marquee match of the night, but Eagle Point walked away with the overall victory in the conference-ending dual.
Zach Steddum of Grants Pass escaped the grip of Eagle Point's Jake McCoy with seven seconds to go in their 125-pound match to earn a 4-3 victory in a battle of returning state placers.
Steddum, a senior, was runner-up at 125 last year, while the sophomore McCoy placed fifth at 112 last season.
Eagle Point (4-2 SOC) rallied for the victory when Tommy Provost earned an 11-2 major decision over Kelsey Dobner at 152 in the night's final match.
' Ryan Fauver, GP, dec. David Charlton, 4-1; 112
' Tyler Baker, GP, pinned Donny Harvey, 3:03; 119
' Richard Alves, GP, dec. Randy Pershall, 9-4; 125
' Zach Steddum, GP, dec. Jake McCoy, 4-3; 130
' Chris Hotch, GP, pinned Nick Alexander, 5:41.
' Matt Leonardo, EP, dec. Tanner Marval, 9-7; 140
' Shane Kell, EP, dec. Bradley Meredith, 5-1; 145
' Stephen Price, EP, pinned Matt Hughes, 1:03; 152
' Tommy Provost, EP, major dec. Kelsey Dobner, 11-2.
' Mike Schlottig, GP, major dec. Jesse Devette, 20-8; 171
' Kevin Miers, EP, pinned Matt Stork, 1:30; 189
' Tyler Dungey, GP, pinned Marcus Wyatt, 0:51; 215
' Nick Smith, EP, pinned Devin Shults, 0:15; 275
' Tyler Cam, EP, pinned Tom Carlson, 0:34.
* starting weight
NORTH MEDFORD 59, KLAMATH UNION 12 ' At Klamath Falls, family rivalry took on new meaning in this SOC dual as the Ulrey brothers of Jon and Sylvan each earned wins for North Medford in their respective matchups with the Brandsness boys of KU.
Jon Ulrey scored a 7-5 decision at 112 over Joe Brandsness, with Sylvan Ulrey posting one of North's six pins with his effort at 125 over Jon Brandsness.
' Sergio Jefferson, KU, won by forfeit; 112
' Jon Ulrey, NM, dec. Joe Brandsness, 7-5; 119
' Zach Baumgart, KU, pinned Joey Marroletti, 2:33; 125
' Sylvan Ulrey, NM, pinned Jon Brandsness, 3:52; 130
' Chris Oetinger, NM, major dec. Chris Huffman, 13-5.
' Henry Olsen, NM, pinned Dan Ketchum, 1:39; 140
' Brad Barrows, NM, pinned Chris Sandoe, 5:20; *145
' Josh Smith, NM, pinned Tye Cooper, 1:26; 152
' Chris Platt, NM, major dec. Wes Alaniz, 14-3.
' Rob Folsom, NM, won by forfeit; 171
' Cory Oxford, NM, dec. Aaron Beger, 10-6; 189
' Justin Stancliff, NM, dec. Jason Green, 6-2; 215
' Tim Endecott, NM, pinned Zach Wolf, 1:10; 275
' Johnny Vaigafa, NM, pinned Steve Gaither, 0:26.
* starting weight
PHOENIX WINS TWO ' At Merlin, Phoenix got big wins from Kevin Cowley and Nick Amuchastegui and rolled to two Skyline Conference dual victories, beating North Valley, 47-21, and Illinois Valley, 37-22.
Cowley knocked off Zack Giesen of North Valley, 3-0, at 145 pounds. Giesen won state at 125 pounds last season.
Cowley broke a scoreless tie in the second period with an escape, then notched a takedown early in the third round.
Amuchastegui, a freshman who earlier won the Rogue Valley Classic, defeated Illinois Valley's Sam Green, 5-0, at 125. Green won the district title at 119 last season.
For IV, Natty Krauss posted a 16-4 win over Jack King of Phoenix in a matchup of two of the league's best at 171.
TEAM SCORE ' Phoenix 47, North Valley 21.
Shayne Tourville, P, major dec. Jesse Kane, 14-2; 112 '
Kris Kaufman, P, major dec. Matt Wardlaw, 10-1; 119 '
Anthony Broskey, P, pinned Felecia Chavez, 0:36; 125 '
Nick Amuchastegui, P, pinned Harley Mills, 3:44; 130 '
Luke VandenBosch, P, won by forfeit.
Kevin Cowley, P, dec. Zack Giesen, 3-0; 140 '
Doug Stewart, P, dec. Angel Jenson, 4-1; 145 '
David Rankin, NV, pinned Chris Sladwick, 2:46; 152 '
Nathan Orchard, NV, dec. David Moran, 4-0.
Tyler Jackson, P, pinned Tucker Rossetto, 1:51; *171 '
Jack King, P, dec. Faburn Carlson, 6-0; 189 '
Sam Meyer, P, pinned Matt DeGrandis, 1:14; 215 '
Alex Shane, NV, won by forfeit; 275 '
Tanner Cowens, NV, won by forfeit.
* starting weight
TEAM SCORE '
Phoenix 37, Illinois Valley 22.
Shayne Tourville, P, major dec. Nick Maglio, 14-2; 112 '
Kris Kaufman, P, pinned Ben Green, 4:58; 119 '
Anthony Broskey, P, won by forfeit; 125 '
Nick Amuchastegui, P, dec. Sam Green, 5-0; 130 '
Adam Miller, IV, pinned Luke VandenBosch, 3:26.
Kevin Cowley, P, pinned Alton Steinhoff, 2:00; 140 '
Doug Stewart, P, pinned Paulo Rocha, 4:47; 145 '
Zach Pagnotta, IV, pinned Chris Sladwick, 0:30; 152 '
Wescott Lynch, IV, pinned David Moran, 2:59.
Tyler Jackson, P, major dec. Lex Johnson, 14-3; *171 '
Natty Krauss, IV, major dec. Jack King, 16-4; 189 '
Sam Meyer, P, dec. Lefi Tausaga, 9-3; 215 '
double forfeit; 275 '
* starting weight
LAKEVIEW 40, HENLEY 33 ' At Lakeview, Steven McFarland and Jake Bybee each earned pins to rally Lakeview to its second Skyline Conference win in five attempts.
Lakeview trailed 33-28 heading into McFarland's 215-pound match, but picked up a pin by McFarland in — minutes, 19 seconds over Pat Noonan. Bybee clinched the comeback with a pin in nine seconds over Kyle Burton.
In other key matches for Lakeview, Lee Foster earned a 6-4 decision over Justin Cantrell at 119 and Brandon DeWitt pinned Billy Wong in 2:23 at 145.
' Mike Sandoe, H, won by forfeit; 112
' Beau Jackson, H, won by forfeit; 119
' Lee Foster, L, dec. Justin Cantrell, 6-4; 125
' Darryl Swift, L, pinned Justin Deese, 2:24; 130
' Josh Roberts, L, major dec. Derek Patterson, 13-0.
' Ryle Ferry, L, pinned Mike Gouette, 1:30; 140
' Russell Hansen, L, dec. Tommy Alvarez, 7-2; 145
' Brandon DeWitt, L, pinned Billy Wong, 2:23; 152
' Matt Severson, H, pinned Zack Hollars, 1:55.
' Brandon Ege-Cline, H, dec. David Linton, 12-6; 171
' Kyle Deese, H, pinned Victor Cobian, 5:04; 189
' David Prewitt, H, pinned Andrew Hennings, 2:16; 215
' Steven McFarland, L, pinned Pat Noonan, 3:19; 275
' Jake Bybee, L, pinned Kyle Burton, 0:09.