Comets second, EP third at district

EUGENE — Crater racked up six individual titles and placed second as a team and Eagle Point earned one individual title and placed third in the Midwestern League wrestling tournament Saturday at Thurston High School.

Thurston accumulated 468 points to edge Crater (442.5) for the team title, while the Eagles were a distant third with 208 seven-team district meet. Ashland, with a pair of top-three placers, finished sixth in the team standings.

Besides accumulating a wealth of hardware, the Comets also qualified a whopping 17 wrestlers for next week’s Class 5A state meet in Portland, where they will try to defend their state title. The top four placers from each weight class qualify for state.

“I thought our young kids wrestled really well over there,” Crater coach Greg Haga said.

Earning district titles for the Comets were Tanner Ulrey (113 pounds), Zeth Brower (120), Isaiah Griffith (132), Logan Meek (160), Tony Flores (182) and Beau Crawford (220). Brower (38-0) and Meek (37-0) each pinned their final opponents to remain undefeated on the season.

The Comets also had five runners-up, with 170-pounder Logan Lowder narrowly missing out on another individual title for Crater when he suffered a 16-14 sudden victory loss to Thurston’s Kaleb Roach.

Two Eagle Point wrestlers advanced to a final and faced off against each other for the 106-pound title, with Thomas Zomerdyk earning a 13-2 major decision victory over teammate Freddy Barajas.

Also for the Eagles, Jacob Hukill placed third at 195, Brian DeLaCruz fourth at 145, Bradey Thrash fourth at 126 and Trigger Weyers fourth at 113.

Ashland’s Zach Adler advanced to the 220-pound final, where he lost a 10-5 decision to Crawford. Also for Ashland, 170-pounder Trevor Fulton pinned Thurston’s Coby Wedmore in the third-place match.

CLASS 5A MIDWESTERN LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

TEAM SCORES: Thurston 468, Crater 442.5, Eagle Point 208, North Eugene 194, Churchill 96, Ashland 56, Springfield 53.5.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

106 — Thomas Zomerdyk, EP, major dec. Freddy Barajas, EP, 13-2; 113 — Tanner Ulrey, Cra, dec. Gavin Sherrill, Thu, 8-3; 120 — Zeth Brower, Cra, pinned Angel Diaz, Cra, 3:30; 126 — Cade Ezell, Thu, pinned Dylan Averill, Thu, :26; 132 — Isaiah Griffith, Cra, dec. Alec Nolan, NE, 6-3.

138 — Shane Teigen, Thu, pinned Clayton Rock, Cra, 1:37; 145 — Seth Morales, Thu, dec.

Anthony Tena, Chu, 7-5; 152 — Austin Watson, Thu, dec. Dallas Howard, Cra, 5-0;

160 — Logan Meek, Cra, pinned Josiah Lunas-Rodriguez, Spr, 2:48.

170 — Kaleb Roach, Thu, dec. Logan Lowder, Cra, 16-14; 182 — Tony Flores, Cra, pinned Jack

Hudgins-Johnson, Thu, 3:35; 195 — Avery Jaramillo, Thu, pinned Cody Fisher,

Cra, :41; 220 — Beau Crawford, Cra, dec. Zach Adler, Ash, 10-5; 285 — Logan

Kerr, NE, major dec. Logan Gambill, NE, 13-4.

THIRD-FOURTH

106 — Jacob Banry, Cra, pinned Jesse Stalder, Chu, :51; 113 — Zane Stewart, Thu, pinned Trigger Weyers, EP, :36; 120 — Ishmael Blas, NE, pinned Uriel Guzman, Thu, 5:56; 126 — Hunter Hiatt, Cra, pinned Bradey Thrash, EP, 5:13; 132 — Kellen Kerrigan, Cra, dec. Calvin Royce, Thu, 11-7.

138 — Tyler Carey, Chu, pinned Kolby Bearden, NE, 3:18; 145 — Isaiah Contreras, Thu, pinned

Ali Barajas, EP, :43; 152 — Isaiah Burke, Thu, dec. Everett Chandler, NE, 9-5;

160 — Codey Martell, Thu, pinned Kyle Hendrix, NE, 5:28.

170 — Trevor Fulton, Ash, pinned Coby Wedmore, Thu, 3:43; 182 — Jeremy Foss, Thu, pinned Gus

Beeler, Spr, :28; 195 — Jacob Hukill, EP, pinned Jesse Hewitt, Thu, 1:21; 220 —

Colton Hallett, Thu, pinned Crayton Gillispie, Cra, 1:03; 285 — Cole Woodke,

Chu, dec. Kaden Olson, Cra, 6-4.

CLASS 4A DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT: At Hidden Valley, Phoenix had five wrestlers place in the top three of their respective weight class, eight qualify for state and finished third as a team in the 12-team regional.

Marshfield had five individual champions and won the tournament with 305.5 points, while Mazama placed second (252). Phoenix tallied 193.5 points.

Phoenix 113-pounder Ezra De Luca was the only Pirate to advance to a championship bout, where he lost a major decision (11-1) to Marshfield’s Kody Koumentis and had to settle for a second-place medal.

Four more Phoenix wrestlers won third-place matches, including Jacky Hawkins at 138, Dalton Samis at 145, Elijah Santana at 152 and Joey Wilson at 170. Hawkins won a 12-5 decision over Mazama’s Taylen Schwind, Samis edged Mazama’s Bowen Browder in a 9-8 decision, Santana pinned Hidden Valley’s Brayden Morris in 3 minutes, 59 seconds and Wilson won by forfeit.

Also qualifying for the Class 4A state meet by placing fourth for Phoenix were Elijah Galatioto (170), Dane Johnson (182) and Ismael DeLaTorre (285)

CLASS 4A SPECIAL DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT

TEAM SCORES: Marshfield 305.5, Mazama 252, Phoenix 193.5, Douglas 171, Henley 162.5, Hidden Valley 129, Siuslaw 105.5, South Umpqua 86, North Valley 74, North Bend 66, Klamath Union 54, Brookings-Harbor 36.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

106 — Clayton Hatcher, Dou, pinned Brady Libby, Siu; 113 — Kody Koumentis, Mar, major dec. Ezra De Luca, Pho, 11-1; 120 — Richard Huff, Siu, dec. Frankie Harlow, Mar, 3-2; 126 — Nakai Sinohui, SU, dec. Dane Backes, HV, 9-6; 132 — Coltyn Ringen, NB, major dec. Cole Waldron, Dou, 17-6.

138 — AJ Lira, Mar, pinned Kaden Wood, Maz, 3:18; 145 — William Jantzer, Mar, major dec.

Anthony Kraan, Hen, 14-6; 152 — Garrett Lefebvre, Mar, major dec. Boss Clark,

Hen, 13-2; 160 — Martin Sierra, Hen, dec. Braydon Wright, Maz, 3-1.

170 — Travis Wittlake, Mar, tech fall Kolby Lavin-Williams, Dou, 2:48 (25-10); 182 — Kadin

Baker, Dou, dec. Grady Hampel, NB, 13-6; 195 — Tyler Moore, KU, dec. Jesse

Brecht, Dou, 9-4; 220 — Mikey Sierra, Hen, dec. Tyler Post, Mar, 7-0; 285 — Dallas

Lamphere, Hen, dec. Cameron Hankins, Maz, 10-8.

THIRD-FOURTH

106 — Brycen Johnson, Maz, pinned Kyler Pemberton, Maz, 1:56; 113 — Jonah Kugler, Maz, pinned Omar Arras, HV, 2:43; 120 — Isaiah Franco, KU, tech fall Elijah LaCosse, Siu, 5:56 (16-1); 126 — Israel Gill, Maz, dec. Zayne Wilde, NV, 7-5; 132 — Christian Garfield, NV, major dec. Peyton Forbes, Mar, 12-3.

138 — Jacky Hawkins, Pho, dec. Taylen Schwind, Maz, 12-5; 145 — Dalton Samis, Pho, dec.

Bowen Browder, Maz, 9-8; 152 — Elijah Santana, Pho, pinned Brayden Morris, HV,

3:59; 160 — Will Forbes, Mar, pinned Angel Gilbert, SU, 1:34.

170 — Joey Wilson, Pho, win by forfeit Elijah Galatioto, Pho; 182 — Aiden Adams, Mar,

pinned Dane Johnson, Pho, 3:13; 195 — Jacob Healy, Maz, dec. Dustin Brown, HV,

3-2; 220 — Alvaro Ruiz, Mar, pinned Zachery Downard, SU, 3:59; 285 — Phillip

Hernandez, Mar, dec. Ismael DeLaTorre, 6-4.

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