Tornado tied for second in SWC wrestling
North Medford advanced 13 wrestlers to the semifinals — and berths in the Class 6A state tournament — during first-day action in the Southwest Conference district championships Friday at North Medford High.
The Black Tornado is tied for second place entering today’s final action. The championship matches are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Defending champion Roseburg is in first place with 202 points, and the Black Tornado and Grants Pass have 131.5. South Medford is fourth with 78.5.
South Medford has six semifinalists.
“Realistically,” said North Medford coach Phillip Lopez, “things are going according to the seeds. There were a couple of upsets.”
The top four at each weight class advance to the state tournament Feb. 16-17 at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
TEAM SCORES: Roseburg 202, North Medford 131.5, Grants Pass 131.5, South Medford 78.5, Sheldon 38.5, Willamette 11, South Eugene 0.
106 — Cameron Cross, Ros, bye; Kyle Bautista, GP, dec. Jacob Watson, NM, 8-5; Houston Miner, GP, dec. Kayd Shelby, Ros, 11-5; Alex Silva, NM, tech. fall Aidan Rania, SM, 17-2 (6:00).
113 — Chase Mitchell, NM, pinned Jonothan Morales, Wil, :53; Josef Miner, GP, tech. fall Tylen Greene, Ros, 18-3 (5:23); Kaden Schlatter, Ros, pinned Adam Giles, SE, 1:12; Enrique Jaime, NM, pinned Carlos Estupinian-Blan, GP, :50.
120 — Hunter Sparks, Ros, pinned Jeremiah Vandagrift, SE, :57; Jayden Brown, GP, pinned Levi Spears, NM, 1:58; Griffin Gutches, NM, pinned Campbell Skortman, She, 1:39; Kahleb Diaz, Ros, pinned Juan Lomeli, Wil, :27.
126 — Thomas Spence, Ros, pinned Sam Marshall, SM, :24; Ethan Diatte, GP, pinned Anthony Lopez, NM, :34; Shaun Konig, Ros, dec. Killian Cosgrove, SM, 6-3; Benjamin Zeigler, NM, pinned Cole Nicholas, GP 3:50.
132 — Cole Zoller, NM, pinned Mayson Ramirez, SM, :44; Caleb Jeffers, Ros, major dec. Kolby Bautista, GP, 12-3; Adam Bratland, She, pinned Elliott Harris, GP, 2:46; Tristin David, Ros, pinned Chase Imus, SM, 4:44.
138 — Vincent Washington, GP, pinned Sidney Bork, She, 1:55; Devin Folk, Ros, dec. Andrew Hall, SM, 7-4; Matthew Bryant, NM, dec. Zach Tisher, She, 9-2; Archer Bergeron, Ros, pinned Jacob McClure, SM, 3:51.
145 — Thomas Hamilton, NM, pinned Ben Bokish, SM, 1:12; Darian Thacker, Ros, dec. Teigan Jokumsen, GP, 4-2; Josh Beachler, SM, pinned Orion Martin, GP 1:50; Colin Rietmann, Ros, pinned Isaac Vasquez, She, 1:48.
152 — Andres Ramirez, NM, pinned Michael Giancola, SM, 2:37; Bryson Diaz, Ros, pinned Jordan Poynter, GP, 2:41; Tanner Gaoiran, NM, pinned Liam Bonde, GP, 2:26; Austin David, Ros, pinned Charles Hefflefinger, She :30.
160 — Logan Folsom, Ros, pinned Michael Dardis, Wil, :39; Jared Edwards, GP, pinned Justin Josephson, SM, 3:45; Jerry Watts, GP, pinned Noah Forester, NM, 1:33; Ethan Stoner, Ros, pinned Ethan Noe, SM, 1:15.
170 — Garrett Russell, Ros, pinned Matthew Skinner, NM, :50; Jaxin Kinler, SM, pinned Eric Tichenor, She, 3:02; Rourke Martin, Ros, pinned Petelo Va’a, NM, 2:45; Cole Schumack, SM, pinned Peter Ranne, Wil, :38.
182 — Brandon Jeffers, Ros, pinned Kael Giardini, NM, :26; Jase Brooks, Wil, pinned Walker Lutz, She, 3:57; Doran Gillespie, Ros, pinned David Ruiz, GP, 1:36; Ryan Beck, SM, pinned Brett Rucker, NM, :52.
195 — Terrell Jacks, Ros, pinned Samuel Fierro, GP, :44; Thomas Bates, NM, pinned Brad Harward, She, 1:42; Owen Vrendenburg, Ros, pinned Louie Blandau, SM, :53; Joshua Robbins, NM, pinned Chandler Hacker, GP, 1:35.
220 — Jullian Stone, NM, bye; Hunter Blix, Ros, pinned Logan Burden, GP, 1:01; Benjamin Lutz, She, pinned Devin Crenshaw, NM, 3:57; Michael Cormier, SM, pinned Cayden Gingery, Ros, 1:47.
285 — Nate Eli, SM, pinned Isaac Brothers, NM, 1:03; Ethan Jacuinde, GP, pinned Mason Labahn, Ros, 5:35; Oscar Atterberry, She, dec. Romello Tealavea, NM, 3-1; Sjoren Geiger, GP, won by forfeit.
ASHLAND GIRLS WIN: At Eugene, the Ashland girls won a three-way meet against North Eugene and Crater, and the Grizzly boys placed second in a Midwestern League meet.
Ashland’s girls scored 131 points, North Eugene 107 and Crater 64.
In the boys meet, North Eugene scored 116, Ashland 109 and Crater 49.
The Grizzly girls won eight of 11 events. Alexandra Westrick knocked 10 seconds off her best in winning the 200-yard freestyle. Olivia McMonagle won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
For the Crater girls, Alexis Harbour was second in the 100 butterfly in a personal-best 1:18.99, and second in the 200 individual medley in 2:46.52.
Kayla McDowell was third in the 200 IM in 3:00.94, and Abby Zolkoske third in the 200 freestyle (2:22.55) and 500 free (6:38.84).
In the boys meet, Ashland’s Chris Frownfelter claimed the 100 back in 58.33, and Baylor Wiggins won the 200 and 500 frees.