Culver wrestlers add three more dual wins
Culver continued pinning down wins at the dual match level with three of them on Friday in a four-team gathering at Dayton which included Nestucca and Warrenton.
Sweeping to wins over Warrenton and Nestucca, Culver also beat Dayton during the dual match meetings, 25-18, rather than a lower margin provided by Dayton score keepers, who neglected to provide points for forfeit wins.
There were various forfeits claimed by Culver and the other teams in each of the matches it wrestled but the Bulldogs had 13 of the 14 weights covered.
Culver appeared to have vacancy's at 152 and 160 pounds on Friday, but Bryce Miller has been wrestling at one of those spots most of the season.
James Moyses continued his strong season for Culver by posting a pin, a win and a forfeit at 103 pounds in the three different matches the Bulldogs took part in Friday.
Moyses was hardly the only unbeaten Bulldog.
Two forfeits left Adam Kinley with just one match on the mat but Culver's 112-pounder pinned Nestucca's Ivan Aguilar to keep himself in strong contention for the first or second seed in the upcoming district tournament.
Junior Baltazar's best, and most probable, placement in the district tournament at 119 stands to be second after he was outscored for the first time in a match against league foes, by Dayton's, Barry Johnson, 6-4. Baltazar was forfeited to by Warrenton and pinned Nestucca's Chris Chavez in his other matches.
Travis Kinley also had a short day, in his 125 slot, for Culver. He pinned both the Warrenton and Nestucca wrestlers while being forfeited to by Dayton.
The 130 slot was more action-packed for Culver. Dan Brabham pinned Warrenton's Alex Ager and dropped a 15-5 dec. to Nestucca's Chris Williams before watching Danny Loredo post a technical fall over Dayton's Matt Lee at the same weight.
Brian Stills' wrestled just once at 135 for Culver, beating Dayton's Ramon Alverez. There was a forfeit at that weight by Warrenton while Culver's Coach J.D. Alley sent out Loredo, who pinned Chad Love, in the 135 weight against Nestucca.
The 140 wrestling was sparse for Culver's John Urbach. He posted a 10-0 win over Nestucca's Bobby Haltiner in his only action on the mat.
For 145-pound Ross Miller of Culver, there were matches against all three schools. He beat Warrenton's Mike Hyten and pinned Nestucca's Bread Grelk but dropped a 6-3 decision to Dayton's Ryan Lee.
Normally Culver's 152-pound wrestler, Bryce Miller was not listed in results from the Friday competition.
Mark Coy continued doing well for Culver at 171. The senior beat Warrenton's Mike Kondakis, 8-4, and Dayton's Kyle Umbenhauer, 11-5, the two times he was on the mat.
Anthony Alley won a 171-pound exhibition against Warrenton's Andy Forney and beat Kyle Zukanen of Nestucca but did not have any other matches.
Lance Roberts ran into some juggernauts at 189. Defending state-finalist Jeff Pike of Warrenton pinned him and Tom Silva of Dayton also collected a fall against him. Roberts did, however, beat Nestucca's Tony Swirtz.
As with some other wrestlers, no forfeit victories were listed for Culver's Ross McWilliams, at 215, or Zach Henson, at 275, against Nestucca, even though it was obvious they were present from their listings in other matches.
McWilliams lost to Warrenton's Kyle Johnson but beat Dayton's Jack Woodward while Henson was pinned by the state's top-ranked 275-pounder in Dayton's Dan Pownall but pinned Warrenton's Adam Simmons.
A match against Bend Tuesday was slated as a home finale for the Culver seniors.