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Eagles stave off GP for tourney title

EAGLE POINT — Host Eagle Point crowned two champions and had nine wrestlers in all advance to the championship finals in Saturday’s 15-team Eagle Point Invitational.

Levi Pomeroy (132 pounds) and James McCoy (160) highlighted the effort by the Eagles, who used their overall depth to edge Grants Pass for the team title. Eagle Point finished with 203 points while the Cavemen, who won five weight class titles, scored 200.5 points.

“I’m really happy that we had that many kids in the finals,” said EP head coach Kacey McNulty. “Now we just need to able to push through and win those matches against tough kids.”

The win was especially satisfying for McNulty considering the Eagles were coming off a 53-15 drubbing by Henley in dual action Thursday.

“We were embarrassed on Thursday night and I think that was an eye-opener for them,” added McNulty. “We’re trying to get them to wrestle an aggressive style and sometimes that’s hard for kids to do. I saw a big turnaround and hopefully we can build on this and keep going.”

Pomeroy improved to 2-1 this season in matchups with Phoenix’s Richard Orndorff after securing a 12-4 major decision in the 132 finals. Pomeroy opened an 8-0 lead after scoring back points against Orndorff in the first round.

McCoy’s win was even more dominant as he stifled Ted Sutters of Grants Pass for a 9-0 major decision.

Dane Backes (106), Tyler Bellon (113), Trajan Hurd (145), James Jarrett (220) and Aaron Little (285) won titles for Grants Pass.

Cascade Christian’s Luke Valle won by fall to claim the title at 126, while Max Valle was second at 106 for the Challengers.

South Medford’s Brandon Brooks won his title by fall at 170, while teammate Moses Jackson settled for second at 220.

Phoenix’s Trace Vega shut out Eagle Point’s Blaine Cloney at 195 for a 5-0 win to finish first, while Papu Masalosalo (285) joined Orndorff in placing second for the Pirates.

Also placing second for Eagle Point were Ivan Valle (113), Michael Hammond (126), Lorren Denn (140), Jacob Myers (152), Gage Graves (170) and Ethan Pomeroy (182).

The Eagles return to the mat Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they host a Midwestern League matchup with Crater.

TEAM SCORES — Eagle Point 203, Grants Pass 200.5, Phoenix 140, South Medford 139, Del Norte 100, Crescent Valley 82.5, Hidden Valley 67, Cascade Christian 60.5, Klamath Union 58, North Valley 52, Trinity 41, South Eugene 35, Ashland 29, South Umpqua 25, Rogue River 20.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106 — Dane Backes, GP, dec. Max Valle, CC, 7-0; 113 — Tyler Bellon, GP, pinned Ivan Valle, EP, 3:14; 120 — Ricky Esparza, NV, major dec. Willie Gensaw, DN, 14-2; 126 — Luke Valle, CC, pinned Michael Hammond, EP, 1:27; 132 — Levi Pomeroy, EP, major dec. Richard Orndorff, Pho, 12-4.

138 — Alex Rich, CV, pinned Lorren Denn, EP, 1:49; 145 — Trajan Hurd, GP, dec. Alex McNeill, CV, 5-2; 152 — A.J. Munoz, HV, pinned Jacob Myers, EP, 5:23; 160 — James McCoy, EP, major dec. Ted Sutters, GP, 9-0.

170 — Brandon Brooks, SM, major dec. Gage Graves, EP, 10-1; 182 — Chase Anderson, KU, pinned Ethan Pomeroy, EP, 3:52; 195 — Trace Vega, Pho, dec. Blaine Cloney, EP, 5-0; 220 — James Jarrett, GP, pinned Moses Jackson, SM, 1:16; 285 — Aaron Little, GP, pinned Papu Masalosalo, Pho, 1:51.

THIRD-PLACE FINALS

106 — Thomas Zomerdyk, EP, pinned Teigan Jokumsen, 1:37; 113 — Owen Sinsaeng, SU, major dec. Alexx Weiss, Trin, 12-2; 120 — Trevin Bailey, GP, pinned Victor Ruiz, SM, 2:41; 126 — Benny Senda, CV, dec. Cole Brouhard, GP, 13-7; 132 — Bodi McCaskill, NV, dec. Conor Goines, EP, 6-1.

138 — Aidan Braun, SE, dec. Cedar King, Pho, 3-1; 145 — Hunter McAlister, Pho, injury default over Delbert Williams, KU; 152 — Gus Camargo, SM, dec. Clay Clarkin, NV, 13-10; 160 — Justin Knight, Pho, dec. Ta-Tes Boulby, DN, 7-5.

170 — Alfred Colgrove, DN, pinned Isaac Jackson, SE, 1:52; 182 — Joshua Buehler, SU, dec. Brandon Wreziski, HV, 9-7; 195 — Chance Swenson, Ash, pinned Hunter Albrecht, SM, :44; 220 — Tanner Gensaw, DN, forfeit over Jared Hood, GP; 285 — Nathan Eli, SM, pinned George Jobb, DN, 2:15.

OREGON WRESTLING CLASSIC: At Redmond, North Medford and Crater each had to settle for fourth place in their respective classifications after a pair of final-day losses at the Oregon Wrestling Classic, considered the unofficial dual meet state championships.

North Medford lost 52-20 to top-ranked Roseburg in the Class 6A semifinals, then lost 46-33 to David Douglas in the third-place finals.

Crater lost 52-27 to Hermiston in the 5A semifinals and dropped a 58-24 decision to Redmond in the third-place match.

Roseburg beat McMinnville 46-19 for the 6A team title, while Hillsboro edged Hermiston 32-30 for the 5A team title.

Crook County (4A), Vale (3A) and Culver (2A/1A) were the other team champions.

Roseburg 52, North Medford 20

106 — Hunter Sparks, Ros, tech fall Chase Mitchell, 19-3; 113 — Henry Cox, NM, won by forfeit; 120 — Bennett Mesa, Ros, pinned Taoyi Li, 1:16; 126 — Austin Harris, Ros, pinned Chase Reyes, 1:03; 132 — Shane Sabins, Ros, pinned Nico Baldovino, 1:16.

138 — Cole Van Anrooy, Ros, tech fall Caleb Dix, 18-3; 145 — Dillon Ulrey, NM, pinned Austin Weaver, 3:41; 152 — Layne Van Anrooy, Ros, pinned Cole Hornbrook, 3:59; 160 — David Harker, Ros, dec. Justin Geyer, 6-2.

170 — Gage Maddux, Ros, pinned Jan-Louis Benade, 1:05; 182 — Haydn Maley, Ros, pinned Wyatt Westfall, 2:00; 195 — Will Reddekopp, Ros, dec. Trent Wilson, 6-4 OT; 220 — Skyler Black, NM, dec. Jake Snyder, 3-2; 285 — Daniel Ibarra, NM, pinned Parker Adair, :34.

David Douglas 46, North Medford 33

106 — Brandon Thai, DD, major dec. Chase Mitchell, 14-2; 113 — Henry Cox, NM, pinned Anthony Cha, :51; 120 — Kyle Beal, DD, pinned Taoyi Li, :13; 126 — Andrew Curry, DD, pinned Chase Reyes, :55; 132 — Andrey Gamza, DD, pinned Nico Baldovino, 5:27.

138 — Nadari Shabanov, DD, pinned Caleb Dix, 5:33; 145 — Dillon Ulrey, NM, dec. Mamed Razatdinou, 10-3; 152 — Cole Hornbrook, NM, pinned Tristin Molinari, 0:46; 160 — Justin Geyer, NM, pinned Jamerz Magomadov, 1:14.

170 — Brandin Colley, DD, pinned Jan-Louis Benade, 1:19; 182 — Wyatt Westfall, NM, pinned Alexander Warque, 1:42; 195 — Trent Wilson, NM, pinned Ja’Bryce McDavid, 1:58; 220 — John Ashe, DD, pinned Skyler Black, 1:01; 285 — Osawaru Odighizuwa, DD, pinned Daniel Ibarra, 1:18.

Hermiston 52, Crater 27

106 — Zeth Brower, Cra, pinned Robert Rodriguez, 1:43; 113 — Liam Tarvin, Herm, pinned Mitchell Childress,:56; 120 — Andy Wagner, Herm, pinned Bryce Cwiklinski, :54; 126 — CJ Hendon, Herm, pinned Walter Kurz, 2:50; 132 — AJ Tuia, Herm, major dec. Collin Lee, 11-3.

138 — Logan Meek, Cra, pinned Joey Gutierrez, 1:27; 145 — Nate Walters, Cra, pinned Robert Crane, 1:37; 152 — Jason Comer, Cra, pinned Jake Palmer, 1:28; 160 — Tommy Winningham, Cra, dec. Brock Mcdonough, 4-3.

170 — Bob Coleman, Herm, pinned Chase Bitterling, 2:22; 182 — John-Henry Line, Herm, pinned Jesse Merritt, :43; 195 — Jesee Rodelo, Herm, pinned James Pendleton, :45; 220 — Samuel Shields-Colbray, Herm, won by forfeit; 285 — Beau Blake, Herm, pinned Carlos Ramirez, 2:40.

Redmond 58, Crater 24

106 — Zeth Brower, Cra, pinned Tanner Boatman, 1:20; 113 — Austin Doescher, Red, pinned Mitchell Childress,:52; 120 — Bryce Cwiklinski, Cra, vs. Bailey Fisher, Red, NA; 126 — Austin Rystedt, Red, pinned Walter Kurz, 1:27; 132 — Matthew McCain, Red, pinned Collin Lee, 1:05.

138 — Logan Meek, Cra, pinned Dayton Woodward,:45; 145 — Nate Walters, Cra, pinned Jordan Christiansen, 3:27; 152 — Mitchell Willett, Red, major dec. Jason Comer, 9-1; 160 — Tommy Winningham, Cra, pinned Hunter Smith, 3:41.

170 — Gabe Brauchler, Red, won by forfeit; 182 — Jesse Merritt, Cra, vs. Brennan Yates, Red, NA; 195 — Bunker Parrish, Red, pinned James Pendleton, 1:15; 220 — Mario Nonato, Red, won by forfeit; 285 — Jacob Brauchler, Red, pinned Carlos Ramirez, :12.

BONANZA TOURNAMENT: At Bonanza, Butte Falls finished eighth out of 12 teams and saw five wrestlers place in the tournament.

Christian Suarez (120) and Luke McGonagle (195) placed third for the Loggers, and Isaac Tiry (132), Billie Tucker (160) and Matt Palamino (285) finished fourth.