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Farwell bags title at Cleveland

Milwaukie finishes fifth in a 17-team field

PORTLAND - Milwaukie High matmen held their own at a tough 17-team wrestling tournament held here Jan. 18-19, placing fifth - behind Tualatin, Newberg, tournament host Cleveland and McNary.

Newberg was ranked third in the state in a mid-January wrestling poll.

The Mustangs had seven wrestlers place.

Aaron Farwell was Milwaukie's top performer. The Mustang senior leader won all five of his matches to earn first place in the 145-pound division.

Three of Farwell's wins came over wrestlers ranked high in the state in Class 6A. He won a 7-6 decision over fourth-ranked Kaleb Cook of McKay in the championship finals.

In other matches, Farwell earned falls over Bryce Danielson of Sandy and Ricky McBee of Centennial, decisioned Travis Gamache of Tualatin 6-2, and decisioned Dan Bogatko of McNary 7-5.

Three Mustangs earned fourth place, seniors Sean Scott (160), Keenan McIntire (171) and Jeff Hubbard (189).

Milwaukie senior Donovan Nhoung placed fifth at 119. Milwaukie junior Nick Keser (112) and sophomore Chris Elam (119) both finished sixth.

Teams scores were: Tualatin 228-1/2, Newberg 192-1/2, Cleveland 185, McNary 156-1/2, Milwaukie 151, McKay 140-1/2, Reynolds 134, Sunset 129, Springfield 119, Sandy 116, Centennial 110, McMinnville 102-1/2, Parkrose 59, Jefferson 55, Sheldon 48, Liberty 47-1/2 and Lincoln 33.