PREP WRESTLING: Challengers trio, South squad lead charge
MURPHY — Cascade Christian’s dominant trio of Gabe Vidlak, Cody Havniear and Tyler Havneiar had so much fun winning wrestling titles one day prior that they went out and repeated the effort Saturday, posting championship efforts to highlight local action at the Dan Vidlak Invitational at Hidden Valley High.
The Challenger standouts each went undefeated Friday at the Harry Mondale Memorial Invitational at Phoenix High and came in unblemished for the second straight day.
Vidlak, a senior, scored a repeat victory over Eagle Point’s Freddy Barajas at 126 pounds with a 9-1 major decision.
Junior Cody Havniear earned an 11-2 major decision win over Ryan Johnston of Grants Pass, while freshman Tyler Havniear pinned Hidden Valley’s Jacob Locke in 1 minute, 1 second.
Cascade Christian finished seventh in the team race with 86 points, just ahead of Ashland (79).
Grants Pass posted four champions and four second-place finishers to run away with the team title at 416 points.
South Medford sophomore Brayden Ostvik also repeating Friday’s effort with a championship run at 120 over teammate Aidan Rania to help the Panthers place second with 203 points.
Eagle Point’s Luke Callahan pinned North Valley’s Carter Lothrop in 2:40 to earn a title for the second straight day, with fellow sophomore teammate Dylan Dahling also repeating at 138 with a pin of Hidden Valley’s Jerry Dean in 3:51.
Besides Barajas, the Eagles also saw Kyle O’Neil place second to help the team finish fifth overall with 157 points.
Rogue River senior Gabriel Tambellini finished runner-up at 195 after suffering a 15-4 major decision loss to Dredan Myers of Grants Pass.
Dan Vidlak Invitational
TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 416, South Medford 203, Hidden Valley 179, Mazama 163, Eagle Point 157, South Umpqua 104, Cascade Christian 86, Ashland 79, North Valley 68.5, Klamath Union 66, Rogue River 66, Illinois Valley 55.
106 — Tyler Havniear, CC, pinned Jacob Locke, HV, 1:01; 113 — Luke Callahan, EP, pinned Carter Lothrop, NV, 2:40; 120 — Brayden Ostvik, SM, pinned Aidan Rania, SM, 5:17; 126 — Gabe Vidlak, CC, major dec. Freddy Barajas, EP, 9-1; 132 — Isaiah Franco, KU, major dec. Diego Chavez, GP, 14-5.
138 — Dylan Dahling, EP, pinned Jerry Dean, HV, 3:51; 145 — Cody Havniear, CC, major dec. Ryan Johnston, GP, 11-2; 152 — Elliot Harris, GP, major dec. Kyle O’Neil, EP, 15-4; 160 — Jackson Markham, SU, pinned Christian Lewis, Maz, 3:52.
170 — Caj Simmons, SU, pinned JJ Watts, GP, 3:05; 182 — Fisher Bastian, HV, pinned Ethan Richards, Maz, 4:00; 195 — Dredan Myers, GP, major dec. Gabriel Tambellini, RR, 15-4; 220 — David Ruiz, GP, pinned Dominic Hankins, Maz, 1:16; 285 — Logan Burden, GP, pinned Parker Jarvis, GP, 1:48.
106 — Adin Kaufmann, SM, pinned Nathan Lupan, IV, :47; 113 — Ebyn Lindsey, IV, pinned Tanner Watkins, NV, 2:22; 120 — Carson Terry, SM, pinned Alex Mersino, GP, 3:31; 126 — Josef Miner, GP, dec. Hunter Lucas, HV, 10-7; 132 — Chase Imus, SM, pinned Tanner Wilson, SU, 2:59.
138 — Savien Burk, Maz, pinned Anthony Isom, RR, 2:31; 145 — Kilian Cosgrove, SM, pinned Jonathan Maravilla, GP, 1:57; 152 — Trey Chavez, HV, pinned Owen Archy, HV, 1:38; 160 — Andrew Greenwood, GP, dec. Jacob Hughes, HV, 5-0.
170 — Shawn Dirks, GP, pinned Trey Gheen, SM, 1:07; 182 — Christopher Kelley, GP, pinned Kane Kenerly, Ash, 3:49; 195 — Julian Grinager, HV, major dec. Hayden Lackey, GP, 16-4; 220 — Jacob Robitz, Ash, pinned Yahir Gonzalez, GP, 4:25; 285 — Donavan DelosReyes, KU, pinned Daniel Herinckx, RR, 3:52.
TYRONE S. WOODS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: At Oregon City, North Medford’s Ethan Miller placed second at 170 pounds to highlight his team’s effort at the 23-school event.
Miller post two first-period falls and a 15-0 technical fall victory to reach the semifinals, where he eked out a 7-6 decision over Hermiston’s Trevor Wagner. In the finals, Miller was pinned in 1:18 by Gideon Malychewski of Camas.
Enrique Jaime (145) and Griffin Gutches (160) each placed third for the Black Tornado, with Jaime pinning Hermiston’s Jordan Franklin in 3:02 in his third-place final and Gutches winning by injury default over Oregon City’s Cody Tarbet.
Finishing fourth for North Medford were Alex Silva (120) and Noah Allen (132), while Jeremiah Jackson (195) and Brett Rucker (220) each placed seventh and Atreaue Roe (170) and Xzylaman Mewborn (285) finished eighth.
North Medford placed seventh in the team standings with 154.5 points. Sprague (316.5) and Redmond (243.5) occupied the top two spots.