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Milwaukie wins big at Putnam

The Mustangs win all but three matches as they upend the Kingsmen 54-9

MILWAUKIE - The Milwaukie Mustangs flexed their mat muscle at Putnam on Jan. 9, winning all but three matches en route to a 54-9 trouncing of the Kingsmen.

Milwaukie coach Dan Williamson singled out Nick Keser (112), Jake Levy (135), Cody Faulhaber (140), Nick Braman (189) and Tim Garcia (215) for their aggressiveness in dispatching with their Kingsmen counterparts.

'All of these wrestlers came out with good intensity and aggressiveness right from the start,' Williamson said.

Keser, Faulhaber, Braman and Garcia all won by fall.

Garcia was in a 2-2 deadlock with Putnam's Mike Welch when he horsed Welch to his back for a second-round fall.

Levy took Putnam's Eric Rau to his back for five points just 30 seconds into their match and ended up on the winning end of a 7-2 decision.

Milwaukie also scored wins by decision at 130 (Zach Lafferty over Ted Fry), 152 (Robert Torgersen over Nate Dutson) and 160 (Sean Scott over Leland Nash).

Keenan McIntire was dominating Troy Empey at 171 when he won by third-round injury default.

The Mustangs also won by forfeit at 119 and 145.

Saul Aguilar (HWT), Scott Lantz (103) and Emil Kuznetsov (125) got the job done for Putnam.

Aguilar won by 6-1 decision over Eric Entrikin; Lantz won a 6-5 decision from Cody Balogh; and Kuznetsov won a 9-8 decision from Donovan Nhoung.

The win put the Mustangs at 3-1 in Three Rivers League duals with meets remaining with West Linn (2-1) and Clackamas (0-2-1). The Mustangs host West Salem in a nonleague meet this Thursday.

The Kingsmen (1-3) are likely to have their hands full on Thursday, when they meet Oregon City at Oregon City.