Young wrestlers excel
Madras grapplers earn honors at Mtn. View
Jeff Pearson, Raymond Torres, Broc Sanders, Trevor Barret and James Spino each won their weight division in varied age groups to highlight the showings of more than two dozen competitors from the Madras Mat Club at a Saturday event at Mountain View High in Bend.
Pearson was in the Cadet class, at 77 pounds. Torres wrestled as an 81-pound Novice. Sanders weighed in at 42 pounds in the Pee Wee group. Barret beat other 100-pound Midget category wrestlers while the 65-pound Spino beat his weight peers among Novices.
More Madras Mat Club members taking part Saturday posted finishes ranging from second to fifth.
Finishes by the Madras Mat Club members, listed by the name, weight and age group of the competitor included:
Second -- Rod Smith III, 73-pound Novice and James Rodriguez, 148-pound Novice. Third -- Ryan Brunner, 68-pound Novice; Spud Smith, 90-pound School Boy; Josh Dupont, 108-pound School Boy; Josh Hendrix, 76-pound Pee Wee; Kevin Gurganus, 92-pound Novice and Wesley Spino, 122-pound School Boy. Fourth -- Jeremy Dupont, 108-pound School Boy; Nathan Monroe, 72-pound Novice; Ethan Adams, 82-pound Novice; Justin Hendrix, 111-pound Midget; Cody Allphin, 52-pound Midget; Michael Hamilton, 54-pound PeeWee and Stephan Alire, 65-pound Midget. Fifth -- Tyler Sanders, 62-pound Midget; Emily Grassen, 62-pound Midget and Ferman Tufti, 107-pound Midget.