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While several members of the Crook County wrestling team faced tough matches in the first two rounds, it didn't seem to phase them.
   After the opening day of the state wrestling tournament, nine out of the 10 CCHS Wrestlers were still in contention for a medal, while six were still eligible for an individual state title.
   As a team, Crook County was eighth after day one with 35 points, just 13 points behind first-place Crater. Hermiston was in fifth place with 42 points.
   In individual weight classes, Luke Waetjen at 103, Mat Wood at 135, Haydn Reece at 140, Rolin Ervin at 152, Evan Hendrix at 160 and Jeff Lowen at 171. All advance to Friday's quarter finals.
   At 112, Wes York fell in the second round but won his first match in consolation. Mason Stafford at 145 pounds lost his opening match but won his first consolation match. At 189, Bolt Sheffield carded a pin in his first match, but fell to the number one seed 16-11 in his second. Sheffield won his first consolation match by fall. At 215, Hoot Paulson lost his first two matches by an average margin of just two points.
   Among some of the highlights for CCHS in day one included Hendrix winning an 8-4 decision over number two seed James Monk of Hood River at 160 pounds in the second round. And Lowen's defeat over fifth-ranked Eddie Rippie of South Eugene 6-3 in the first round.
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