PORTLAND The Pendleton Buckaroos wrestling team had a good outing, placing second at the David Douglas Tournament in Portland Saturday.
Pendleton had five champions, Colton Skeen at 103 pounds, Roman Holcomb at 112 pounds, Dylan Holcomb at 119 pounds, Trevor Hancock at 125 pounds and Colt Glenn at 135 pounds.
David Douglas High School took the top spot with 312.5 points with Pendleton coming in with 278. Centennial took third place with 254 points and Silverton was fourth with 180 points.
It was a varsity, junior varsity mixed tournament at David Douglas which hurt Pendleton. Every wrestler can score up to 20 points per match and the Bucks didnt have as many wrestlers as some of the other schools.
Pendleton had 12 wrestlers place in the top four in 12 different weight classes which included several Class 6A schools.
We still have a few small things to work on, said coach Fred Phillips. We just didnt have enough kids to go up against some of the larger schools.
Coach Phillips went on to say, We wrestled a great tournament and had 10 top-three finishers, we have nothing to complain about.
Pendleton is wrestling at The Dalles Wahtonka next Thursday and at Hood River Valley on Saturday. Both are league duals.
Pioneers third at Clearwater Classic
LEWISTON, Idaho A solid third-place finish for the Mac-Hi wrestling team at the 29-team Clearwater?Classic tournament included seven individual placers and two champions on?Saturday.
Mac-Hi was the sole team from Oregon and ended with 192.5 points behind second-place Caldwell (230) and tournament champion Lewiston at 234.5 points.
Heavyweight champion Lawrence Timmons absolutely dominated from beginning to end at 215 pounds, said coach Beau Chester. Mac-His other champ was Ryan Bullock at 135 pounds, who beat two-time state champion Martin Meza from?Caldwell.
A near champion, Jensen Jones placed second at 130 pounds after being injury-defaulted by a tweaked knee in the first round of his title match. Jesse Sargent took second at 125 pounds, losing in ultimate overtime, unable to get an escape from the down position.
Mac-His other placers were Josh Rutherford in third at 152, Francisco Saldana in fourth at 160 and Braden Moller in sixth at 145.
All the kids that placed in this tournament you have to be a pretty top-quality kid to place in a tournament like this, said Chester.
Mac-Hi will do battle next at Ontario on Friday at 5 p.m. before heading to a 16-team dual tournament in Homedale, Idaho on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Pirates take second in Gervais
GERVAIS Riverside wrestling took second place to Dayton at the nine-team Gervais tournament on Saturday, finishing with 13 placers and three champions out of 15 total Pirates competitors.
Gustavo Madrigal was Riversides the 112-pound champion, Brigham Hansen won at 171 and Harley Orcutt took first at 189 while really coming into a zone following his win in Tillamook with another win, said coach Dave Boor.
Finishing in second place was 145-pounder Trevor Graff and in third were Chuey Alba at 160 pounds and Martin Herrera at 130.