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Eagle Point cruises to Phoenix Invitational championship

PHOENIX — Eagle Point flexed its muscle with five head-to-head victories to earn the wrestling championship in Friday's Phoenix Invitational.

The Eagles breezed through wins over South Medford (63-9), Grants Pass (54-15), North Valley (66-4) and Klamath Union (62-9) before squaring off in a battle of unbeatens with host Phoenix.

Buoyed by a hard-fought 7-6 victory by senior Steven Josephson over Pirates standout Josh Warden at 189 pounds, Eagle Point earned the clean sweep with a 36-19 triumph.

Josephson placed fourth at last season's Class 5A state meet at 171 and is currently ranked No. 1 at that level. Warden won the 152-pound 4A title a season ago and is ranked second.

The Pirates did score an impressive 14-3 major decision by sophomore standout Eleazar Deluca at 145 over Trent Kaiser and came up with an upset at 112 when Nick Renfro won 11-5 over Aaron Lorenz, who placed eighth at state last season.

Deluca was joined by freshman Austin Snow (119), senior Robby Blubaugh (140) and senior Luke Amuchastegui (160) in going undefeated for the Pirates. Amuchastegui, who was a state-title favorite last season before breaking his ankle in the district tournament, pinned all his opponents.

Eagle Point 63, South Medford 9

103 — Matt Holliday, SM, won by forfeit; 112 — Aaron Lorenz, EP, dec. Donald Piedmont 5-0; 119 — Dallas Compton, EP, pinned Craig Swift :49; 125 — Taylor Mitchell, EP, pinned Jourdain Benton :30; 130 — Ben Zomerdyk, EP, pinned Nick Rodriguez 3:45.

135 — Travis Woods, EP, pinned Ricky Stockwell 4:51; 140 — Sierra Land, SM, dec. Luis Rodriguez 5-4; *145 — Trent Kaiser, EP, pinned Brett Hulstrom 5:48; 152 — Chris Wilson, EP, pinned Ryan Miller :47.

160 — Gage Bramer, EP, pinned Seth Burkhalter 2:30; 171 — Johnny Wilkerson, EP, pinned Jordon Townsend 5:57; 189 — Steven Josephson, EP, pinned Brandy Oliva 5:21; 215 — Mario Rivera, EP, maj. dec. Emmanuel Brown 12-4; 285 — Manny Valdovinos, EP, pinned Alex Hathaway 3:17.

Phoenix 51, North Valley 24

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Nick Renfro, P, won by forfeit; 119 — Austin Snow, P, pinned Mike Morris 1:57; 125 — Riley Dodd, P, pinned Nathan Hensen 2:39; 130 — Kris Renfro, P, won by forfeit.

135 — James Bowers, NV, pinned Andrew Ceremony 3:00; 140 — Robby Blubaugh, P, pinned Hector Garcia 2:59; *145 — James Martz, NV, pinned Austin Wolf :51; 152 — Thomas Warden, P, won by forfeit.

160 — Jimmy Wineguard, NV, won by forfeit; 171 — Emmett Hettum, P, pinned Trevor Terry 3:24; 189 — Josh Warden, P, pinned Travis George 3:03; 215 — Dan Katyama, P, won by forfeit; 285 — Darron Odonelll, NV, won by forfeit.

Grants Pass 55, Klamath Union 18

103 — Zack Nance, GP, won by forfeit; 112 — Zack Paterson, GP, won by forfeit; 119 — Nick Grow, GP, dec. Tee Nguyen 4-2; 125 — Tyler Ridgeway, KU, pinned Lake Sain-Thomason 2:58; 130 — Luke Collins, GP, maj. dec. Josh Coker 12-2.

135 — Ryan O'Hara, GP, pinned Ben Doughty 1:30; 140 — Nathan Piader , GP, pinned Fabian Pena :56; *145 — Calvin Peters, GP, pinned Jon Nickanen 1:03; 152 — Ryan Shean, GP, pinned Chad Stork :55.

160 — Anthony Monize, GP, pinned Shane Loud 4:58; 171 — Mitch Mirande, KU, dec. Michael Vanlohazen 7-4; 189 — Jose Cruz, GP, pinned Dylan Steege :39; 215 — Cody Rick, KU, pinned Brandon Goodwin 4:21; 285 — Will Morse, KU, dec. Aaron Stine 5-1.

Eagle Point 54, Grants Pass 15

103 — Zack Nance, GP, won by forfeit; 112 — Aaron Lorenz, EP, dec. Zack Paterson 4-0; 119 — Dallas Compton, EP, pinned Nick Grow 2:16; 125 — Taylor Mitchell, EP, pinned Lake Sain-Thomason 1:06; 130 — Luke Collins, GP, dec. Ben Zomerdyk 6-2.

135 — Travis Woods, EP, dec. Ryan O'Hara 4-2; 140 — Luis Rodriguez, EP, pinned Will Collier 4:27; 145 — Trent Kaiser, EP, pinned Calvin Peters :56; *152 — Chris Wilson, EP, pinned Ryan Shean 2:41.

160 — Gage Bramer, EP, pinned Anthony Monize 3:28; 171 — Jose Cruz, GP, dec. Johnny Wilkerson 8-4; 189 — Steven Josephson, EP, pinned Brandon Goodwin 2:31; 215 — Mario Rivera, EP, won by forfeit; 285 — Aaron Stine, GP, dec. Manny Valdovinos 7-3.

Phoenix 54, South Medford 15

103 — Matt Holliday, SM, won by forfeit; 112 — Nick Renfro, P, pinned Donald Piedmont 1:38; 119 — Austin Snow, P, pinned Craig Swift :40; 125 — Riley Dodd, P, pinned Jourdain Benton :17; 130 — Kris Renfro, P, Tech fall Nick Rodriguez 15-0.

135 — Ricky Stockwell, SM, dec. Austin Ceremony 10-6; 140 — Robby Blubaugh, P, maj. dec. Sierra Land 14-1; 145 — Eleazar Deluca, P, tech. fall Brett Hulstrom 26-11; *152 — Thomas Warden, P, dec. Ryan Miller 6-1.

160 — Luke Amuchastegui, P, pinned Seth Burkhalter 1:11; 171 — Emmett Hettum, P, maj. dec. Jordon Townsend 12-3; 189 — Josh Warden, P, pinned Brandy Oliva :47; 215 — Dan Katyama, P, dec. Emmanuel Brown 12-11; 285 — Alex Hathaway, SM, won by forfeit.

North Valley 42, Klamath Union 24

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Double forfeit; 119 — Tee Nguyen, KU, pinned Mike Morris 3:23; 125 — Nathan Hansen. NV dec Tyler Ridgeway 9-7; 130 — Josh Coker, KU, won by forfeit.

135 — James Bowers, NV, pinned Ben Daughty 5:27; 140 — Hector Garcia, NV, pinned Fabian Pena 1:13; 145 — James Martz, NV, pinned Jon Nickanen :39; *152 — Chad Stork, KU, won by forfeit.

160 — Jimmy Wineguard, NV, pinned Shane Loud 4:19; 171 — Trevor Terry, NV, pinned Mitch Mirande 2:46; 189 — Travis George, NV, pinned Dylan Steege 1:15; 215 — Cody Rick, KU, won by forfeit; 285 — Darron Odonell, NV, dec. Will Morse 3-2.

Grants Pass 69, South Medford 10

103 — Zack Nance, GP, pinned Matt Holliday 5:57; 112 — Henry Bowen, GP, pinned Donald Piedmont :55; 119 — Zack Paterson, GP, pinned Craig Swift :36; 125 — Luke Sain-Thomason, GP, pinned Jourdain Benton :48; 130 — Tanner Hagemen, GP, pinned Nick Rodriguez :41.

135 — Ricky Stockwell, SM, dec. Ryan O'Hara 9-7; 140 — Nathan Piader, GP, pinned Sierra Land 4:38; 145 — Calvin Peters, GP, dec. Brett Hulstrom 8-3; 152 — Ryan Shean, GP, pinned Ryan Miller 1:33.

*160 — Anthony Monize, GP, pinned Seth Burkhalter 3:44; 171 — Jose Cruz, GP, pinned Jordon Townsend 1:41; 189 — Brandy Oliva, SM, pinned Michael Vanlshuizen 3:51; 215 — Brandon Goodwin, GP, pinned Emmanuel Brown 1:16; 285 — Aaron Stine, GP, pinned Alex Hathaway 3:31.

Phoenix 55, Klamath Union 15

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Nick Renfro, P, won by forfeit; 119 — Austin Snow, P, maj. dec. Tee Nguyen 13-2; 125 — Riley Dodd, P, pinned Tyler Ridgeway 4:52; 130 — Josh Coker, KU, dec. Kris Renfro 8-3.

135 — Austin Ceremony, P, dec. Ben Daughty 7-1; 140 — Robby Blubaugh, P, pinned Fabian Pena 1:00; 145 — Austin Wolf, P, pinned Jon Nickanen 2:44; 152 — Thomas Warden, P, pinned Chad Stork 2:42.

*160 — Luke Amuchastegui, P, pinned Shane Loud :41; 171 — Emmett Hettum, P, pinned Mitch Mirande 1:09; 189 — Josh Warden, P, pinned Dylan Steege :36; 215 — Cody Rick, KU, pinned Dan Katyama 1:10; 285 — Will Morse, KU, won by forfeit.

Eagle Point 66, North Valley 4

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Aaron Lorenz, EP, won by forfeit; 119 — Dallas Compton, EP, dec. Mike Morris 2-0; 125 — Taylor Mitchell inj def Nathan Hansen; 130 — Ben Zomerdyk, EP, won by forfeit.

135 — Travis Woods, EP, dec. James Bowers 9-2; 140 — Luis Rodriguez, EP, maj. dec. Hector Garcia 12-1; 145 — Trent Kaiser, EP, pinned James Martz 3:32; 152 — Chris Wilson, EP, won by forfeit.

*160 — Jake Gallo, EP, pinned Jimmy Wineguard 1:06; 171 — Johnny Wilkerson, EP, pinned Trevor Terry 5:28; 189 — Steven Josephson, EP, pinned Travis George 4:24; 215 — Mario Rivera, EP, won by forfeit; 285 — Manny Valdovinos, EP, maj. dec. Darron Odonnell 16-4.

Eagle Point 62, Klamath Union 9

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Aaron Lorenz, EP, won by forfeit; 119 — Dallas Compton, EP, pinned Tee Nguyen 3:42; 125 — Taylor Mitchell, EP, tech fall Tyler Ridgeway 15-0; 130 — Ben Zomerdyk, EP, dec. Josh Coker 6-1.

135 — Travis Woods, EP, pinned Ben Doughty :16; 140 — Luis Rodriguez, EP, pinned Fabian Pena 2:46; 145 — Trent Kaiser, EP, pinned Jon Nickanen 1:23; 152 — Chris Wilson, EP, pinned Chad Stork 2:54.

160 — Jake Gallo, EP, pinned DJ White 2:44; *171 — Gage Bramer, EP, pinned Mitch Mirande :27; 189 — Steven Josephson, EP, pinned Dylan Steege :43; 215 — Cody Rick, KU, pinned Mario Rivera 1:47; 285 — Will Morse, KU, dec. Manny Valdovinos 7-3.

Phoenix 42, Grants Pass 28

103 — Zack Nance, GP, won by forfeit; 112 — Nick Renfro, P, pinned Henry Bowen 3:00; 119 — Austin Snow, P, pinned Nick Grow 1:31; 125 — Riley Dodd, P, pinned Luke Sain-Thomason 1:10; 130 — Tanner Hageman, GP, dec. Kris Renfro 4-0.

135 — Ryan O'Hara, GP, pinned Austin Ceremony 5:53; 140 — Robby Blubaugh, P, pinned Will Collier 1:17; 145 — Eleazar Deluca, P, pinned Calvin Peters 1:52; 152 — Thomas Warden, P, dec. Ryan Shean 4-1.

160 — Luke Amuchastegui, P, pinned Anthony Monize 1:38; *171 — Jose Cruz, GP, maj. dec. Emmett Hettum 13-4; 189 — Josh Warden, P, pinned Brandon Goodwin 1:58; 215 — Dan Katyama, P, won by forfeit; 285 — Aaron Stine, GP, won by forfeit.

South Medford 48, North Valley 33

103 — Matt Holliday, SM, won by forfeit; 112 — Donald Piedmont, SM, won by forfeit; 119 — Craig Swift, SM, pinned Mike Morris 2:59; 125 — Jourdain Benton, NV, won by forfeit; 130 — Nick Rodriguez, SM, won by forfeit.

135 — James Bowers, NV, pinned Ricky Stockwell 2:15; 140 — Sierra Land, SM, pinned Don Schnee 3:02; 145 — James Martz, NV, pinned Brett Hulstrom 1:55; 152 — Colter Therrell, SM, won by forfeit.

160 — Jimmy Wineguard, NV, pinned Seth Burkhalter 3:00; *171 — Trevor Terry, NV, pinned Jordon Townsend 3:07; 189 — Travis George, NV, pinned Brandy Oliva 4:25; 215 — Emmanuel Brown, SM, won by forfeit; 285 — Darron Odonnell, NV, won by forfeit.

Klamath Union 42, S. Medford 39

103 — Matt Holiday. SM won by forfeit; 112 — Donald Predmont, SM, won by forfeit; 119 — Tee Nguyen, KU, pinned Craig Swift 2:58; 125 — Tyler Ridgeway, KU, won by forfeit; 130 — Josh Coker, KU, pinned Nick Rodriguez 2:47.

135 — Ricky Stockwell, SM, pinned Ben Daughty 2:31; 140 — Sierra Land, SM, pinned Fabian Pena 1:32; 145 — Brett Hulstrom, SM, pinned Jon Nickaner :22; 152 — Colter Therrell, SM, dec. Chad Stork 10-6.

160 — DJ White, KU, pinned Seth Burkhalter :56; 171 — Jordon Townsend, SM, pinned Mitch Miranda :35; *189 — Dylan Steege, KU, won by forfeit; 215 — Cody Rick, KU, pinned Emmanuel Brown :41; 285 — Will Morse, KU, won by forfeit.

Eagle Point 36, Phoenix 19

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Nick Renfro, P, dec. Aaron Lorenz 11-5; 119 — Austin Snow, P, pinned Dallas Compton 4:47; 125 — Taylor Mitchell, EP, dec. Riley Dodd 3-2 OT; 130 — Ben Zomerdyk, EP, inj def Kris Renfro.

135 — Travis Woods, EP, pinned Austin Ceremony :58; 140 — Robby Blubaugh, P, pinned Luis Rodriguez 1:18; 145 — Eleazar Deluca, P, maj. dec. Trent Kaiser 14-3; 152 — Chris Wilson, EP, dec. Thomas Warden 10-4.

160 — Luke Amuchastegui, P, pinned Jake Gallo 2:53; 171 — Johnny Wilkerson, EP, dec. Emmett Hettum 7-2; *189 — Steven Josephson, EP, dec. Josh Warden 7-6; 215 — Mario Rivera, EP, pinned Dan Katyama 2:00; 285 — Manny Valdovinos, EP, won by forfeit.

* starting weight

SOUTH MEDFORD 46, MAZAMA 25 — South Medford got four pins in the home match Thursday.

103 — Matt Holliday, SM, dec. Zack Mooney, 14-8; 112 — Jason White, SM, won by forfeit; 119 — Donald Piedmont, SM, won by forfeit; 125 — Travis Nelson, M, pinned Jourdain Benton; 130 — Nick Rodriguez, SM, pinned Brook Huwa.

*135 — Ricky Stockwell, SM, pinned Kris Schill; 140 — Sierra Land, SM, dec. Trevor Anderson, 10-9 (ot); 145 — Aaron Boatright, M, dec. Brett Hulstrom, 6-5; 152 — Ryan Miller, SM, dec. Dylan Smith, 15-9.

160 — Micah Horton, M, dec. Seth Burkhalter, 15-3; 171 — Jordon Townsend, SM, pinned Tyler Garrard; 189 — Brandy Oliva, SM, pinned Jesse Earle; 215 — Jake Cox, M, pinned Emmanuel Brown; 285 — Josh Cox, M, pinned Alex Hathaway.

* starting weight