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Cavaliers sixth at Cleveland tournament


Brad Pfeifer bags title at 182

Clackamas had seven wrestlers place, and the Cavaliers earned sixth place in the team standings in an 18-team tournament held Friday and Saturday at Cleveland.

The Cavaliers scored 171 points and finished back of Pendleton (276-1/2), McNary (236-1/2), Centennial (233-1/2), Sunset (227) and Sherwood (182).

The Cavaliers had three wrestlers make the finals. Brad Pfeifer won all four of his matches and earned first place at 182.

Johnny Nguyen (126) and Kyle Anderegg (220) both finished second.

Pfeifer pinned his first two opponents, defeated Sherwood’s Andrew Rice 6-4 in the semifinals, and McNary’s Zach Hammerschmith 6-4 in the championship finals.

“Brad had a fantastic tournament,” said Clackamas coach Jayson Wullbrandt. “He beat the No. 6 guy at 195 in 6A and the No. 6 guy at 170 at 5A. Brad has gone up a weight class, but his conditioning and passion has really shown on the mat.”

Nguyen yielded by what Wullbrandt termed “a precautionary injury default” to Gladstone’s Blake McNall in his final, after banging up his knee in the semifinals. He advanced through a first-round fall over Charles Martin of South Albany, a 4-2 decision over Jonathon Phelps of McNary, and a second-round fall over Michael Coulter of Sherwood.

Anderegg dropped a 3-2 decision to Centennial’s Alex Thavongsack in his final, after advancing through falls over Reed Gonzales of Cleveland, Joey Bliss of Pendleton and Alvarro Venegas of McNary.

Other placers for the Cavaliers included: Austin Brittle (120), fourth; Alex Brittle (160), fifth; and Tristan Prow (152) and Cole Johnson (HWT), sixth.

Clackamas begins Three Rivers League dual competition this evening, wrestling Lake Oswego on the road. The Cavaliers host Lakeridge next Wednesday.