Bulldogs take out Vashon Island
12-26 culver wrestlingThe Culver wrestling team travelled to Roseburg on Friday to compete against one of Washington's top small-school wrestling teams in Vashon Island - and beat them.
It wasn't easy for the Bulldogs, however, as they had to climb out of a 30-6 hole to eventually win, 45-30.
Vashon Island, the No. 9 team in Class 1A (equivalent to Oregon Class 2A) Washington, ripped off wins in the first seven matches after the bout began at 182 pounds. The Bulldogs, however, weren't about to go down.
Jared Kasch got the Bulldogs on the right track with a pin of Clyde Pruett at 126 pounds, then Culver won the final six matches.
Tucker Davis pinned his opponent, Tre Figgins, at 132, then five more four more pins followed for the Bulldogs. Bolt Anglen (138), Levi Vincent (145), Kyle Belanger (152) and Kyle Easterly (160) all pinned their opponents.
Estaban Gutierrez beat Vashon Island's Cole Devereaux, 10-7, to cap Culver's massive comeback and to claim the dual victory.
Culver, along with Madras, will head to the Free-Berry Wrestling Classic in Pendleton on Saturday for their next action.
The Madras wrestling team did not compete in a meet this weekend.
Culver 45, Vashon Island (Wash.) 30
106 - Chase Wickman, VI, def. Jonathan Krueger, C, 6-3. 113 - Eddie Villarreal, C, wins by forfeit. 120 - Shane Williams, VI, pins Chandler Honeywell, C. 126 - Jared Kasch, C, pins Clyde Pruett, VI. 132 - Tucker Davis, C, pins Tre Figgins, VI. 138 - Bolt Anglen, C, pins Elan Peterson, VI. 145 - Levi Vincent, C, pins Fletcher Call, VI. 152 - Kyle Belanger, C, pins Baxter Call, VI. 160 - Kyle Easterly, C, pins Logan Nelson, VI. 170 - Esteban Gutierrez, C., def. Cole Devereaux, 10-7. 182 - Shane Armstrong, VI, pins Mitch Adams, C. 195 - Preston Morris, VI, def. Jordan Henson, C, 5-2. 220 - A.J. Sawyer, VI, pins JakC.e Stills, C. 285 - Louis Jovanovich, VI, pins Ryan Gregory.