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Cavs stumble, but bounce back at the Geister Invite


Anderegg knocks off the states top 195-pounder

The Canby Cougars “pinned” a 42-28 loss on Clackamas in a Three Rivers League dual meet at Clackamas on Jan. 31, winning five matches by fall.

Canby wrestlers Jesse McCaffrey (126), Chris Norred (132), Noel Nygelund (145), Keith Nichols (160) and Alejandro Sandoval (285) all won by fall. Zach Jett (220) was the only Clackamas wrestler to win by fall.

Clackamas’ biggest win of the night came at 106, where Clackamas sophomore Austin Brittle won a 1-0 nailbiter from Canby senior Zach Tracy. Tracy was ranked fourth in the state heading into the meet.

“I thought the kids wrestled well, especially Austin Brittle,” Clackamas coach Jayson Wullbrandt said. “He wrestled a very intelligent and specific match and did what he needed to do to beat Tracy. They will see each other again in a few weeks and we know what we need to work on, as will Tracy.”

Wullbrandt also had praise for Clackamas junior Brad Pfeifer, who earned an 8-0 major decision over Canby junior Jacob Posey.

Clackamas’ only other win on the mat came at 120, where Clackamas sophomore John Nguyen took care of business, winning by 9-4 decision over Canby freshman Rico Daly.

With the dual win, Canby finished at 3-2 in TRL duals, while Clackamas finished up at 2-3.

The Cavaliers had a busy week last week, hosting the two-day, 14-team Geister Invitational on Friday and Saturday, and finishing runner-up to David Douglas.

The Scots ran away with the tournament, outscoring Clackamas 268-145-1/2. Rounding out the scoring were: Reynolds 121, Wilson 118-1/2, Liberty 116-1/2, Corvallis 112-1/2, Wilsonville 109, Southridge 101, Beaverton 84-1/2, Woodburn 62, Putnam 58, Lincoln 54, Nestucca 27 and Lakeridge 15.

The Cavaliers had eight wrestlers place and five wrestlers reach the championship finals.

“It was a great way to end the regular season,” Wullbrandt said.

Brittle (106) and Anderegg (195) both won their weight divisions, while Will Greer (106), Nguyen (120) and Tyler Godfrey (182) earned runner-up honors.

Pfeifer (160) earned third place; Jett (220) and Johnson (285) both placed fifth.

Brittle topped teammate Greer 2-1 in the final at 106, after advancing through a third-round fall over Quentin Jamieson of David Douglas and through an 11-1 major decision over Liberty’s Rodrigo Garcia Angeles.

Anderegg won by 3-2 decision over David Douglas’ Osawaru Odighizuwa in his title bout at 195. Anderegg also won by first-round fall over Nathan Buell of Southridge and by 13-5 major decision over Zach Johnson of Reynolds. Odighizuwa was ranked the top 195-pounder in the state heading into the tournament.

Godfrey was impressive at 182, where his only loss was by 5-4 decision to David Douglas senior Quincy Clarkson, who was ranked second in the state at that weight.

Godfrey was dominant in his other matches, pinning Earl Mock of Southridge in just 50 seconds, and winning by 9-0 major decision over Brygham Abbott of Reynolds.