Crater freshman pulls upset at tourney
NORTH BEND — Crater freshman Logan Meek pulled a stunning upset by defeating second-seeded Eric Miller of Illinois Valley in the quarterfinals during the first day of the North Bend Coast Classic Friday.
The 30-school wrestling tournament concludes today with the championship semifinals and finals.
Roseburg leads the field with 84 points after the opening two rounds. North Medford is in sixth place (53.5), Eagle Point stands at seventh (52) and Crater is eighth (49.5). Grants Pass and Illinois Valley are tied for 14th with 27 points among other local schools, followed by Phoenix (18th, 24), Hidden Valley (23rd, 15) and North Valley (27th, 9).
The unseeded Meek pinned Miller, a senior, in the 138-pound quarterfinal match in 4 minutes, 37 seconds.
Eagle Point advanced eight wrestlers into the semifinals while North Medford has six and Crater five.
Local Quarterfinal Round Winners
106 — Chance McMullin, EP, pinned Cole Smith, Marshfield, 4:48; Zeth Brower, Crater, tech. fall Klo Lwae, Cleveland, 16-1; 113 — Mitchell Childress, Crater, dec. Jake Patton, North Medford, 8-6; Ivan Valle, Eagle Point, dec. Angel Jones, Hood River Valley, 15-10; 120 — Ricky Esparza, North Valldy dec. Donavan Morrell, Sandy, 7-5; 126 — Michael Hammond, Eagle Point, dec. Bailey Humbert, Roseburg, 14-1.
132 — Luke Macky, North Medford, pinned Rigo Garcia Angeles, Liberty, 3:28; Richard Orndorff, Phoenix, pinned Colin Lee, Crater, :32; 138 — Beau Blossom North Valley, dec. Nadari Shabanov, David Douglas, 11-9; Lorren Denn, Eagle Point, pinned Sam Lange, Grants Pass, 4:00; Logan Meek, Crater, pinned Eric Miller, Illinois Valley, 4:37; 152 — AJ Munoz, Hidden Valley pinned Michael Button, North Bend, 1:15; Trajan Hurd, Grants Pass, dec. Brian O’Neil, Eagle Point, 9-4; Dillon Ulrey, North Medford, pinned Ross Gaynor, Illinois Valley, 1:06; 160 — Javier Sandoval, Grants Pass, dec. Christopher Serrano, Woodburn, 8-2; Jason Comer, Crater, pinned Cade Woodward, Crook County, 2:00; Cole Hornbrook, North Medford, pinned Jake Roberts, North Valley, :20; James McCoy, Eagle Point pinned Alex Brittle, Clackamas, :24; 170 — Gage Graves, Eagle Point dec. Justin Geyer, North Medford, 6-1; Ted Sutters, Grants Pass, pinned Talon Merritt, North Bend, :31.
182 — Wyatt Westfall, NM, pinned Joey Vigue, Marshfield, 3:28; Cavin Gillispie, Crater, pinned Armondo Fregoso, North Valley, :39; Ethan Pomeroy, Eagle Point, dec. Wyatt Brink, Churchill, 3-1; 195 — Brandon Wrezinski, Hidden Valley, dec. Jesse Merritt, Crater, 14-5; Trace Vega, Phoenix, pinned Cam Ewry, Clackamas, :50; Blaine Cloney, Eagle Point, pinned Braden Watson, Sandy, 4:24; 220 — Trenton Wilson, NM, dec. Ioseta Polamatu, Sandy, 8-4; James Jarrett, Grants Pass, pinned Colby Davis, North Valley, 1:14; 285 — Skyler Black, North Medford, pinned Johnny Haynes, Canby, 1:07.