Greer, Nguyen and Anderegg bag titles
REDMOND Clackamas High School matmen held their own at the recent Adrian Irwin Memorial Wrestling Tournament, placing fifth in a 16-team field.
The Cavaliers scored 199-1/2 points and finished back of Culver (297-1/2), Redmond (251), Cascade 234-1/5) and Mountain View (225-1/2).
Among other teams placing in the top 10 were: Bend, Ridgeview, Burns, La Pine and The Dalles.
The Adrian Irwin was a great tournament for us, said Clackamas coach Jayson Wullbrandt. We were missing a few of our starters, but were able to get our freshmen and novice kids some great experience....
We had some standout performances by Will Greer, Johnny Nguyen and Kyle Anderegg. Will was great all day. He ran into a good wrestler from Mountain View and was down by four in the third period, but was able to take the kid to his back for the fall....
Likewise, Johnny was in a tough match, and turned the kid from the top position for a fall....
Kyle wrestled a kid who was trying to keep it close and he had to work for every score.
Greer (114), Nguyen (127) and Anderegg (221) all won first place in their weight divisions.
Greer won all of his matches by fall or technical fall, pinning Zack Howe of Mountain View in 4:21 of his title bout.
Nguyen dominated all four of his opponents, pinning Saxton Schaffner of Culver in 3:46 of their 127-pound final. His closest match was a 10-4 decision over Mountain Views Haden Kingrey.
Anderegg won three matches by first-round fall before winning by 8-4 decision over Silverio Regalado of The Dalles in his final.
The Cavaliers had two runners-up, Brad Pfeifer (183) and Cole Johnson (285).
After pinning his first three opponents, Pfeifer dropped a decision to Seth Nonnenmacher of Burns, a three-time state place-winner and defending state champion.
Johnson advanced to his final through three first-round pins, but yielded a late takedown in a 5-2 loss to Joshua Hendrix of Culver in his final.
Forfeiting at four weights because of minor injuries and conflicting activities, the Cavaliers split in Dec. 18 dual-meet action at Centennial, yielding to the Eagles 36-29, and defeating Reynolds 48-36.
Wullbrandt singled out Pfeifer (182) for his dominating performance in earning a 16-0 technical fall over Ryan Ybarra of Centennial; Nguyen (126), for his efforts in winning by 8-0 major decision over Tyler Wagner of Centennial; and Gabe Llewellyn (132), for his efforts in winning by third-round fall over Centennials David Pham.
Wullbrandt said that Johnson and Matt Miller (132) turned in exceptional performances in the Reynolds dual. Johnson won by first-round fall over Jacob Kleim and Miller won by third-round fall over Louie Bec.
The Cavaliers are in a tournament at Cleveland this Friday and Saturday. They host Lake Oswego on Wednesday, Jan. 8, in their Three Rivers League dual-meet opener.