Crater rumbles to prestigious tournament title
Crater rumbles to prestigious tournament title HILLSBORO ' The Crater wrestling team had six individual champions, a runner-up and two other placers to beat out a talented field at the Hillsboro Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
The two-time defending state champion Comets scored 209 points to beat out second-place West Linn (157&
189; ). Newberg took third (151&
189; ) and Estacada fourth (135&
189; ). Roseburg finished sixth.
This shows the strength of the program, said Crater coach Greg Haga, whose team was competing against six of the state's top 10 teams at the event. I'm extremely proud of what we did.
Jake Vizinni (112), Chase Maloney (160), Collin Brooks (171), Ron Lee (189), Cody Clark (215) and Charlie Alexander (275) all lived up to their top rankings at the tournament and brought home gold medals.
Maloney put an exclamation point to the weekend by scoring a technical fall against second-ranked Abe Hogel of Thurston, 23-8. Maloney was named most outstanding wrestler for the tournament.
Clark defeated Pendleton's Joel Williams 3-1 in the 215-pound final in a battle of No. 2 vs. — seeds.
— At 145 pounds, Jon Bernhardt's only loss of the day was in the final, where he fell to top-ranked Andrew Dewater of Marshfield, 8-2.
Tyler Weathers placed fourth at 119 pounds and Zack Kezer was sixth at 103 pounds.
EAGLE POINT INVITATIONAL ' At Eagle Point, North Medford scored four individual titles to clinch the team championship at the 14-team event.
189; points beat out second-place South Albany (215) and third-place Eagle Point (189&
189; ). South Medford finished fifth with 177 points, while Hidden Valley took 13th with 10 points and Rogue River 14th with 9.
North Medford's Ryan Folsom won the 160-pound weight class, with teammates Chris Platt (171) and Justin Stancliff (189) following with individual titles. Tim Endecott notched the Tornado's final victory at 275.
Brian Henrichs (215) and Juan Aguilar (103) represented South Medford with individual championships, while Jake McCoy notched Eagle Point's lone title at 145.
TEAM SCORES ' North Medford 233&
189; , South Albany 215, Eagle Point 189&
189; , Mountain View 181&
189; , South Medford 177, Anderson, Calif., 154, Cascade 135, Mazama 90&
189; , Glide 88, Ferndale, Calif. 86&
189; , South Salem 48, Del Norte 23, Hidden Valley 10, Rogue River 8.
' 1, Juan Aguilar, South Medford; 2, Jesus Jimenez, Ferndale; 3, Tyson Scott, North Medford; 4, Spencer Doran, Eagle Point; 5, Zack Moore, Mt. View; 6, Chad Trotter, Glide.
' 1, Garret Gentry, Mt. View; 2, Chris Williams, Anderson; 3, Jerome O'Leary, South Salem; 4, David James, Eagle Point; 5, Max Burke, Mt. View; 6, Tory Alexander, Cascade.
' 1, Tyler Phillips, Cascade; 2, Jon Ulrey, North Medford; 3, Eric Harryman, Glide; 4, Erik Delay, South Albany; 5, Jerry DeBoer, South Medford; 6, Mykel Foland, Anderson.
' 1, Paul Strauser, South Salem; 2, Tyler Fetters, Mt. View; 3, Randy Pershall, Eagle Point; 4, Jonathan Chavez, Anderson; 5, Sean Griswold, South Albany; 6, Tyson Husk, Cascade.
' 1, Billy Christy, South Albany; 2, Bobby O'Neal, Mt. View; 3, Aaron Standisch, Glide; 4, Jamie Neil, Glide; 5, Michael Chubb, Anderson; 6, Colton Major, North Medford.
' 1, Bobby Chitwood, South Albany; 2, Chris Helman, South Medford; 3, Nick Hamilton, Eagle Point; 4, Seth Hernandez, South Medford; 5, Robert Cole, Mazama; 6, Danny Newman, Mt. View.
' 1, Justin Chitwood, South Albany; 2, Ricky Fletes, Eagle Point; 3, Max Moreno, Anderson; 4, Michael Coppini, Ferndale; 5, Josh Stoddard, South Albany; 6, Justin Baker, Mazama.
' 1, Jake McCoy, Eagle Point; 2, David Smith, South Albany; 3, Ian Thurner, Mt. View; 4, Joey Winters, South Medford; 5, John Platt, North Medford; 6, James McNeese, Del Norte.
' 1, Chris Hubbard, Ferndale; 2, Josh Smith, North Medford; 3, Dan Swift, South Medford; 4, Brandon Price, Eagle Point; 5, Matt Severson, Mazama; 6, Alex Brummer, South Medford.
' 1, Ryan Folsom, North Medford; 2, Ryan Hogan, South Albany; 3, Tyler Williams, Anderson; 4, Mike Teeples, Mazama; 5, Shane Skinner, Glide; 6, Fernando Medrano, North Medford.
' 1, Chris Platt, North Medford; 2, Jarrod Kamstra, Cascade; 3, Dennis Orvis, Eagle Point; 4, Erik Lentz, Mazama; 5, Ben Atchison, Mt. View; 6, Chaz Alexander, Anderson.
' 1, Justin Stancliff, North Medford; 2, Will Goette, Cascade; 3, Jon Lang, South Medford; 4, Brandon Coleman, Cascade; 5, Jesse Puim, Anderson; 6, Travis Evans, Mt. View.
1, Brian Henrichs, South Medford; 2, Matt Maupin, Mazama; 3, Jeremiah Provence, South Albany; 4, Nick Robertson, Mt. View; 5, Jon Volgarino, North Medford; 6, Conly Merritt, Anderson.
' 1, Tim Endecott, North Medford; 2, John Thurston, Ferndale; 3, Tyler Cam, Eagle Point; 4, Jason Mentzer, Cascade; 5, Jason Luckman, South Albany; 6, Jake Kerns, Mazama.
WILLAMETTE INVITATIONAL ' At Eugene, Grants Pass led an onslaught of teams from Southern Oregon that captured four of the five top spots in the 10-team tournament.
The Cavemen won five championship matches to post a victorious team total of 260 points.
Phoenix was runner-up at 186 followed by Illinois Valley at 184. North Valley finished fifth (130).
Grants Pass received championship performances from Tyler Baker (112), Tyler Stewart (125), Richard Alves (130), Chris Hotch (145) and Tanner Marval (152).
Phoenix had winning efforts from Nick Amuchastegui (140) and Rickey Farrell (171). Additionally, the Pirates lost four other matches in the finals.
Zack Giesen (160) and Brennon Olander (275) were the North Valley winners.
Illinois Valley didn't post any victories in the finals, but had six wrestlers triumph in third-place matches.
TEAM SCORES 'Grants Pass 260, Phoenix 186, Illinois Valley 184, Corvallis 141, North Valley 130, Cottage Grove 97, McKay 88, Sutherlin 77, Sheldon 75, Willamette 73, North Salem 70.
' Andy McCormick, CG, dec. Thomas Gowing, Wil, 15-13 OT.
' Tyler Baker, GP, dec. Justin Tracy, She, 14-5.
' Donovan Ginest, Cor, dec. Josh Bendix, Wil, 17-6.
' Tyler Stewart, GP, dec. Kris Kaufman, Pho, 7-1.
' Richard Alves, GP, pinned Zach Glanz, Pho, 1:59.
' Luke Penner, Cor, dec. Anthony Broskey, Pho, 10-8.
' Nick Amuchastegui, Pho, pinned Adam Miller, IV, 1:53.
' Chris Hotch, GP, pinned Justin Benston, CG, 4:24.
' Tanner Marval, GP, dec. Wescott Lynch, IV, 14-5.
' Zack Giesen, NV, pinned Morgan Green, Sut, 3:02.
' Rickey Farrell, Pho, pinned JD Haer, GP, 2:11.
' WD Henry, Sut, dec. Riley Gibson, Pho, 9-4.
' Matt Cox, NS, pinned Darren Starks, Cor, 2:33.
' Brennon Olander, NV, pinned Albert Wessels, GP, :36.
' Jesse Kane, NV, dec. Shayne Tourville, Pho, 5-3.
' Matt Wardlaw, NV, dec. Lance Dilworth, Cor, 2-1.
' Jacob Miller, IV, pinned Ryan Fauver, GP, 2:50.
' Jerred Miller, IV, dec. Jake Watkins, Cor, 4-2.
' Jessie Swift, IV, dec. Ben Wiggins, McK, 4-0.
' Sam Green, IV, dec. Bryan Kernutt, Wil, 4-3.
' Eric Sedivy, GP, dec. Cody Summers, Sut, 17-2.
' Doug Stewart, Pho, dec. Paulo Rocha, IV, 4-2.
' Bo Christianson, Cor, dec. Sean Wilson, NV, 12-8.
' Tony Miller, IV, dec. Kyle Cox, NS, 3-1.
' Lefi Tausaga, IV, dec. Blake Thompson, CG, 8-1.
' Mark Stork, GP, dec. Andrew Roberts, She, 7-2.
' tie, Anthony Bowling, She and Alex Gonzalez, McK.
' Deontay Marin, McK, dec. John Roy, Cor, 3-2.
' Chris Green, CG, pinned Chris Lang, Cor, 1:53.
' tie, Adam Fugitt, Wil and Luke Konold, She.
' Noah Berman, Pho, pinned Chris Seiffert, CG, :53.
' Luke Dickerson, McK, dec. Shane Sigfridson, Sut, 8-6 OT.
' Devin Thelen, NS, dec. Aaron Schneider, Wil, 6-0.
' Devin Shults, GP, pinned Brent Putman, CG, 4:13.
' Matt Hamilton, CG, dec. Tom Crago, Sut, 7-5.
Donovan Ginest (119), Corvallis.
Matt Cox (215), North Salem