ORCA Duals returns to Ashland
The ORCA All-Star Wrestling Duals, in which teams comprised of seniors from Oregon, California and Washington compete against each other to represent their respective state, will be held Saturday at Ashland High School.
Meets are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Donations are welcome.
Held annually one week after the California state championship tournament, the site of the ORCA Duals rotates each year from Redding, California, to Ashland.
This year, two state champions from Crater will represent Team Oregon: 120-pounder Zeth Brower and 160-pounder Logan Meek, who is a three-time state champ.
Also from the Rogue Valley, Eagle Point’s Thomas Zomerdyk, who placed third at state in the 106-pound division, will compete at 113.
In addition to the boys, each state will also be represented by an All-Star girls team; two mats of action from each side will take place simultaneously.
Representing Team Oregon on the girls’ side is Emma Truex of Phoenix, a two-time state champion at 125 pounds, in addition to a pair of Grants Pass grapplers who this year were runners-up at state, 110-pounder Samantha Dara and 135-pounder Kaitlyn Dara.
OREGON BOYS ROSTER
106 — Bo Joklur, Sprague; 113 — Thomas Zomerdyk, Eagle Point; 120 — Zeth Brower, Crater; 126 — Hunter Sparks, Roseburg; 132 — Hunter Rickman, Sandy.
138 — AJ Lira, Marshfield; 145 — William Jantzer, Marshfield; 152 — Garrett Lefebvre, Marshfield; 160 — Logan Meek, Crater.
170 — Travis Wittlake Jr., Marshfield; 182 — Luke Schulz, Mountain View; 195 — Jarius Jackson, Tualatin; 220 — Brett Nicholson, Aloha; 285 — Iosefa Polamalu, Sandy.
OREGON GIRLS ROSTER
100 — Kyleigh Cuevas, Bend; 105 — Charli Stewart, Bend; 110 — Samantha Dara, Grants Pass; 115 — Marissa Kurtz, Sweet Home; 120 — Kendall Martin, Sandy.
125 — Trynadii Rocha, Lincoln; 130 — Emma Truex, Phoenix; 135 — Kaitlyn Dara, Grants Pass; 140 — Megan Jenkinson, Willamette; 145 — Sydney Bright, LaPine.
150 — Malea Palahniuk, Thurston; 155 — McKayla Webb, Willamette; 170 — Jade Piper, Gold Beach; 190 — Kyla Keen, Sutherlin; 235 — Idara Ette, David Douglas.