They participated in the Churchill Freestyle Tournament in Eugene on Mar. 17 And on March 23rd/24th they will go to Battle Ground, WA for the Northwest Regional Tournament. The National Qualifier Redbluff Freestyle is Mar. 24 in Redbluff, CA.
Middle School Results:
On March 3, Eagle Point Mat Club had 18 kids from Shady Cove, White City and Eagle Point participate in the Middle School State qualifying tournament at Scenic Middle School. Several wrestlers did very well, with Ryan Lorenz Taking 2nd place at 110 lbs. and qualifying for the state tournament. Other kids who wrestled well and came up just one match short were Michael Hammond, Josiah Niggreli, Josh Griffith and Brian O’Neil. For these wrestlers to do so well with no wrestling season at the middle school is fantastic. It would have been nice to get a few more qualified for state.
On March 10, Ryan Lorenz wrestled in the Middle School State Tournament at Woodburn High School. Ryan was the only representative from our middle schools. Ryan won his first match by a fall over Orrin Ouska of Sisters. Ryan lost a very close second match to Riley Tallman of Lake Oswego 2-0. In his third match, Ryan came up just a little short. Needing a take-down to tie the score with time running out in the third period Ryan attempted a shot and got in to a scramble and wound up losing right at the buzzer to Christian Chan of Evergreen.
The club will be holding practices for anyone interested on Tuesdays and Thursday From 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Point High School. There is no cost to attend Mat Club practices, all you will need is a USA Wrestling card.