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Ranger wrestlers shine at Oregon City Invite


Cole, Youngberg take third as season hits the homestretch

by: NEWS PHOTO: LOREN NIBBE - Sophomore Stone Rathburn tangles with a Molalla wrestler during a Jan. 30 away meet. Several Estacada High School varsity wrestlers had strong showings in the Saturday, Feb. 2, Oregon City Invitational Tournament.

The Rangers competed against counterparts from Oregon City, Hermiston, Pendleton, Hood River Valley and elsewhere.

Senior Travis Cole and junior Luke Youngberg placed third overall in their weight divisions. Junior Donny Wenlund took fourth place and freshman Nick Ledbury took fifth.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the team will compete at the district championships at Gladstone High School. That event will determine who qualifies for the regional championship at Scappoose High School the following Saturday.

From there, qualifiers will go on to the state championship, which is scheduled for Portland’s Memorial Coliseum, Feb. 22-23.