Wrestlers cap 5-0 league season; district tournament at Cascade

Husky grapplers head to the district tournament Friday and Saturday at Cascade High School intent on sending a strong contingent of wrestlers on to the state meet in Portland.

Thursday night the Huskies drubbed Molalla 56-15 under the Husky lights.

“I was happy overall with the meet,” Coach Steve Thorpe said. “It’s always an emotional time on senior night. It’s their last time in front of the hometown crowd.”

The Huskies had several strong wins and a couple of upsets in the Capital Conference outing.

“I’d say John Farris’ pin at 119 was a big win for us,” Coach Thorpe said. “John keeps on improving and works very hard. Andrew Swanson has worked very hard with him and has taken him under his wing.”

Other wrestlers who earned praise from Thorpe were Robert Carr at 145 and Joe Rosa at 152.

The Huskies end their league season 5-0 and 14-10 overall.

“Our goal this week is to focus no individual efforts in practice,” Coach Thorpe said. “We’ll be working on shorter times with greater intensity.”

As a league, Coach Thorpe said the Huskies will be in the thick of things but will see some strong matches with Cascade and Molalla.

Sweet Home 56

Molalla 15

103: Vandehei pinned Kaster in 1:12; 112: Tagle pinned Krivshien in 0:39; 125: Swanson dec. Merris 14-12 in overtime; 130: Zurcher was pinned by Lantz in 5:01; 135: T. Rosa dec. Lewis 12-6; 140: Temple was pinned by Peters in 2:35; 145: Carr pinned Hayner in 4:25; 152: J. Rosa tech falled Barr 15-0; 160: Lummus was decisioned 9-4 by Puhlman; 171: Woody pinned Koberstein in 5:58; 189: Aitkin pinned Browning in 1:28; 215: Martin won by forfeit; 275: Seiber pinned Anderegg in 0:45.

Individual Husky records going into district include: Jesse Aitkin, 11-9; Michael Allyn, 4-1; Colt Campbell, 2-3; Robert Carr, 19-8; Colton Cooley, 2-3; Bryan Corliss, 10-11; Joe Ellis, 0-3; John Farris, 9-17; Matt Harkey, 3-7; Tom Helfrich, 3-13; Jeb Koechig, 2-2; Brian Lindsay, 5-3; Mike Lummus, 17-16; Matt Maloney, 5-3; Rob Martin, 20-12; Charles Murray, 4-6; Josh Nichol, 0-4; Tory Petersen, 1-2; Chris Phillips, 12-11; Joe Rosa, 13-11; Tomas Rosa, 9-8; Brad Seiber, 14-20; John Sutton, 3-6; Andrew Swanson, 27-7; Trevor Tagle, 12-14; Kyle Temple, 25-7; Shane Vandehei, 28-7; Travis Walker, 1-3; Alex Wilson, 3-5; Hance Woody, 9-21; Adam Zurcher, 18-8.

The Huskies have scored 1,255 team points to their opponents’ 830. They have scored 72 decisions, 144 falls, 15 tech falls, 21 major decisions and 38 forfeits.