Eagles place four at state tourney

At 285 lb. Eagle Point’s heavyweight  Manny Valdovinos battled his way to the championship round at the state wrestling tournament only to lose in a last minute hard fought match, 2-1, to Will Dawson of Churchill.

The Eagles came home with 3rd, 4th and 6th placers in addition to Valdovinos’ 2nd place. Out of 34 schools in the 5A Division, the Eagles placed 7th.

Valdovinos pinned Camryn Clokey, Silverton, in the first round; took Jolean Webb, Jefferson in a 3-2 overtime, in the semi-final again Valdovinos match went into overtime with a 6-3 decision over Sean VanPelt of Pendleton.

At 182 Johnny Wilkerson placed 3rd. He was ranked #1 in the state. He pinned Nick Morgan, Hood River Valley :21; earned 9-7 dec; Manny Dickinson, Sandy; dec, Wilkerson 3-2. Consolation Wilkerson 6-1 sec. Keegan Hammonds, Cleveland and 5-3 dec. Nick Morgan, Hood River Valley.

113 lb- Orlando De LaCruz earned 4th place as he pinned John Morrell, Sandy at 5:43. Lost 8-2 dec. to #2 Tyler Renfro, Dallas. In consolation pinned Patrick Leiphart, Summit at 4:20; pinned Justice Lamer, Crescent Valley 3:49; dec Dustin Schneider, Albany 2-0; Tyler Renfro, Dallas 19-11 dec. over LaCruz..

120 lb.-Aaron Lorenz (ranked #3 in state) 4:48 Clayton Lopez, Corvallis; pinned TJ Hancock, Pendleton at 1:39. In semi-final #2 Austin Wallace-Lister, Wilson 16-3 over Lorenz. In consolation, lost 3-2 dec. to  Jo Jo Ball, Cleveland. Placed 6th for the Eagles after Cody Renfro, Dallas pinned at 4:35..

Other results included:

126 lb.- Levi Pomeroy vs#1 in state Alex Rich, Crescent Valley. Rich pinned at :47. Consolation- Pomeroy dec. Derrick Roy, Liberty, 12-5;  dec. Adam uck, Wilsonville 13-8, pinned by Skyler Harvey, Marshfield ar 4:32.

132 lb.- #3 Alek Callaghan pinned Nykell Hunter, Madison. 3:29. Adam Allen, Albany, pinned at 4:56. Gunner Wyatt, Dallas 8-0 dec. in consolation.

138 lb.- James McCoy was pinned at 3:24 by Tyler Cardwell, Franklin; in consolation James Dodson, Sherwood had 16-2 dec.

145 lb.- Thane Baumer pinned Andrew Rice, Sherwood at 3:47. Next round
Brennan King, Crescent Valley pinned at 4:26.  In consolation bracket, Baumer  4-3 dec. over Jordan Rober, Wilson; #1 Lupe Delgado, Hermiston 6-0 dec. over Baumer.

145 lb.- #4 Travis Wood pinned Tyler Booth, Sherwood at 1:35; Wyatt Passantino dec Dallas, Wood  3-2. Consolation lost to #1 Lupe Delgado, 5-1.

152 lbs.- Hunter Hoeptner lost 9-6 in dec.against  Moein Rezaei, Putnam. Consolation Hoeptner lost 7-4 to Scotty Dunagon, Dallas.

152 lb.- Edward Martinez lost 13-1 dec. to Danny Rice, Sherwood and in consolation 8-2 against Colby Riesterer, Silverton dec. 8-2 over Martinez.

160- Caleb Ash pinned Haszell West ,Jefferson, Portland, 2:32;  Kyle Bateman , Sandy pinned at 3:33. In consolation,  Forrest Broddie, Hood River Valley pinned at 1:49.

195 lb.- Trevor Olsen lost 2-0 dec. #2 Jackson Sota of Albany. In consolation bracket he dec. Brandon Walezak of Milwaukie 7-2 and Caleb Naughton of Dallas 5-2; Ryen Jurgens, Sherwood dec. Olsen 7-5.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independen
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