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Wrestlers 2nd in 'tough' field at Cascade tournament


December 5, 2018

HAYDEN MCDONALD manhandles Woodburn's Isreal Paniagua at the Dick Weisbrodt duals meet at Lebanon.

Sweet Home got off to a fast start last week with a second-place finish for both the boys and girls at the at the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic at Cascade Saturday, Dec. 1, in a 26-team field that included many of the top teams from the 6A to 2A divisions.

That came after the Huskies kicked off their season Nov. 28 at the Dick Weisbrodt duals meet in Lebanon, which was held early this year.

The Huskies went 3-0, with wins over South Albany (71-12), Woodburn (75-3) and Tigard (60-21).

"It was a good first week of wrestling for us," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "The Perry Burlison is just a tough tournament, and it's gotten tougher every year. Every bracket has at least 16-man and the 145 and 152 had nine or 10 seedable wrestlers. You know it's going to be tough."

Sweet Home's boys placed second behind now-5A Division Crook County.

"Crook County scores well in the upper weights," Thorpe said. "But we've got big kids now and that's great."

Hayden McDonald was the lone individual champion for the Huskies, winning the 170-pound class by pinning his way through the bracket.

"Hayden McDonald, that was an incredible feat for him," Thorpe said. "He's off to great start."

Jackson Royer, at 138, and Travis Thorpe, at 152, both made it to the finals, where they lost. Robert Watkins (132) and Robbie Yunke (145) both placed third.

"We've got guys who are willing to come in the back door and get third – recover after a loss," Steve Thorpe said.

In the inaugural girls-only tournament, Lexi Schilling (115), Marissa Kurtz (120) and Jessy Hart (125) all won championships. Sicily Neuschwander was second at 105; Kailey James was third at 140; Paige Chafin was sixth at 120; and newcomer Dyanna Arnold, a transfer from Central Linn, as eighth at 155.

The girls were second with 89 points behind Thurston (195) in a 14-team field.

Thorpe noted that Thurston fielded 21 wrestlers, to seven for Sweet Home.

The JV boys won their tournament, a field of 25 teams, behind individual wins from Christian Gregory (117-121), Keegan Fox (125-129), Brayden Newport (130-134), Gavin Walberg (139-148), Jesse Jamison (159-162) and Jake Fanning (201-214).

Finishing second for Sweet Home were Noah Moore (157-159), Lance Hanson (181-187) and Colby Gazeley (229-247).

Third-place medalists were Hayden Stewart (95-104), Isaac Schaffer (143-149), and Kenny Storms (210-221).

Other place-winners for the Huskies were: Alex Kisselburgh, fourth at 104-113; Codi Pearsall, fourth at 151-165; Damion Schocker, fourth at 167-176; Austin Olin, fifth at 193-202; Kyle Willhite, sixth at 144-149; Tucker Weld, sixth at 161-168; Ryan Tyndall, seventh at 119-124; Marc Kanngiesser, seventh at 220-230; Carson Perry, seventh at 240-258; and Jorel Leyba, eighth at 134-136.

Thorpe said the JV finish shows the kind of depth the Huskies have this year, with multiple, capable competitors at nearly every weight.

"We're at the front end," he said. "We have a direction now. When your JV comes in first at something like (the Burlison tournament), that kind of shows your depth. It makes me little bit excited."

The Huskies will wrestle at the Rose City Tournament in Portland this weekend, then will travel to Grants Pass Dec. 14-15.

Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic (Cascade)

Team Scores: (1) Crook County 262; (2) Sweet Home 195; (3) Crescent Valley 191; (4) Dallas 168; (5) Lebanon 124; (6) Silverton 115; (7) Tigard 82; (8) Thurston 74; (9) Cascade 72; (10) Marshfield 58; (11) Junction City 55; (12) North Salem 50; (13) McMinnville 49; (14-tie) Cottage Grove, Philomath 48; (16) Yamhill-Carlton 45; (17) McKay 42.5; (18) Elmira 42; (19) West Albany 39; (20-tie) Scappoose, South Salem 30; (22) North Marion 27.5; (23) Central 25; (24) Stayton 13; (25) Nestucca 8; (26) Sisters 7.

Sweet Home Varsity Boys Placewinners

106 – Kyle Watkins pinned Atticus Waddell (Tigard) 0:29; pinned Tanner Wallace (Lebanon) 4:54; lost by fall to Gabe Wisenhunt (Crescent Valley) 1:21; lost by fall to Tucker Bonner (Crook County) 4:59; lost by default to Julio Ramirez (N. Salem); placed sixth.

132 – Robert Watkins pinned Ethan Tyler (W. Albany) 1:52; pinned Colton Frates (Scappoose) 5:01; lost 6-4 in OT to Kody Koumentis (Marshfield); pinned Killian Ryan (Tigard) 1:56; pinned Hunter Davis (Elmira) 1:36; placed third.

138 – Jackson Royer pinned Brandon Gilliam (Junction City) 0:32; maj. dec. Gage Perry (Crook County) 15-6; pinned Tucker Drummond (Lebanon) 1:16; lost 4-0 to Robert Guenther (Silverton); placed second.

145 – Robbie Yunke pinned Wyatt Haberstich (N. Marion) 0:59; pinned Isac Whitehead (Silverton) 1:08; lost by fall to Legend Lamer (Crescent Valley) 1:28; pinned Mason Henderson (McMinnville) 0:44; pinned Isaiah McIntosh (Dallas) 4:50; placed third.

152 – Travis Thorpe pinned Tandi Martin (Marshfield) 4:34; pinned Anthony Randolph (Sisters) 1:01; maj. dec. Jesse Rubio (McKay) 13-4; pinned Kane Nixon (Cascade) 3:04; lost 5-0 to James Rowley (Crescent Valley); placed second.

160 – Boe Baxter dec. Gavin McLean (Crook County) 5-4; pinned Owen Amerson (Yamhill-Carlton) 1:42; pinned Ryan Terwilliger (Crescent Valley) 1:45; lost 14-2 maj. dec. to Jacob Jones (Dallas); placed second.

170 – Hayden McDonald pinned Nathan Kuenzi (Silverton) 1:03; pinned Brandon Andresen (Junction City) 1:35; pinned Mason Dailey (Yamhill-Carlton) 0:49; pinned Bryce Miller (Dallas) 1:56; placed first.

182 – Nich James pined Orion Craigmyle (McMinnville) 0:51; lost 13-3 maj. dec. to Kyle Knudtson (Crook County); maj. dec. Drew Swenson (Cottage Grove) 10-0; dec. Patrick Holgate (Dallas) 10-5.

Dick Weisbrodt Duals (Lebanon)

Sweet Home 71, South Albany 12

106 – Kyle Watkins (SH) won by forfeit; 113 – Treyson Smith (SH) won by forfeit; 120 – Logan Bond (SA) pinned Christian Gregory (SH) (4:54); 126 – Jace Muntz (SA) pinnedTristan Spencer (SH) (2:49); 132 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Juan Palacios (SA) (1:49); 138 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Christian Mowery (SA) (0:16); 145 – Bryce Porter (SH) won by technical fall over Blake Schertz (SA) (16-1 4:30); 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) won by forfeit; 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Pedro Tecpile (SA) (0:52); 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Nicholas Bohanan (SA) (1:24); 182 – Nich James (SH) pinned Jordan Humphries (SA) (2:33); 195 – Nick  Rice (SH) pinned Geo Gearibay (SA) (1:01); 220 – Levi Baird (SH) won by forfeit; 285 – David McMullen (SH) pinned Ryan Miller (SA) (1:52).

Sweet Home 75, Woodburn 3

106 – Kyle Watkins (SH) won by forfeit; 113 – Treyson Smith (SH) pinned Jesus Neverez (W) (0:21); 120 – Christian Gregory (SH) pinned Bryan Hernandez (W) (2:57); 126 – Wesley Vasquez (W) dec, Tristan Spencer (SH) (4-0), 132 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Freddy Lopez (W) (0:56); 138 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Kaden Christiansen (W) (0:50); 145 – Bryce Porter (SH) dec. Willaim Sandoval (W) (8-7); 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) pinned Peter Afonin (W) (0:45); 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Jose Sanchez (W) (0:13) 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Isreal Paniagua (W) (3:35); 182 – Nich James (SH) pinned Jaime Cruz (W) (3:13); 195 – Nick  Rice (SH) pinned Angel Bonifacio (W) (0:31); 220 – Levi Baird (SH) pinned Samuel Gonzalez (W) (1:37); 285 – David McMullen (SH) won by forfeit.

Sweet Home 60, Tigard 21

PAIGE CHAFIN puts the squeeze on an opponent en route to a fall.

106 – Kyle Watkins (SH) pinned Atticus Waddell (T) (2:48); 113 – Cameron O`Connor (T) pinned Treyson Smith (SH) (5:21); 120 – Christian Gregory (SH) pinned Caz Hernandez (T) (1:41); 126 – Tristan Spencer (SH) pinned William Gittman (T) (0:18); 132 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Killian Ryan (T) (0:41); 138 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Zack Vorvick (T) (2:52); 145 – Emilio Jimenez (T) dec. Bryce Porter (SH) (12-9); 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) pinned Jordy Mendez (T) (Fall 3:17) 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Diego Loza (T) (0:38); 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Kobe McCollan (T) (1:07); 182 – Nich James (SH) pinned Alltuio Loza (T) (5:23); 195 – Nick  Rice (SH) won by forfeit; 220 – Carter Dennis (T) pinned Levi Baird (SH) (0:47); 285 – Raul Vasquez (T) pinned David McMullen (SH) (4:15).


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