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Century, Liberty wrestlers get back in action

Both teams take the mat at tournaments over the weekend

 - Century's Jamarcus Grant wrestles against David Douglas’ Ja’Bryce McDavid during the Earl Gillis Invitational in Newberg last Saturday.The Liberty wrestling team enjoyed a strong showing at the Brunner Invitational in Dallas last Saturday.

Ethan Wendell delivered an individual title for Liberty, winning the 138-pound class. He scored a major decision, 14-6, over Marshfield’s Cade Hite in the final. After a first-round bye, Wendell advanced to the final by pinning Canby’s Harrison Kinney and Dallas’ Joseph English in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively.

Devin Thompson also made a final, with his appearance coming at 195 pounds. He was unfortunate to lose by fall with just one second left on the clock to Marshfield’s Joey Vigue. To get to that point, the senior had a first-round bye and then won by fall against Jerry Fuller of Springfield before getting a 4-2 sudden victory decision against Austin Hill of Redmond in the semifinals.

Falcons place-winners included Alex Antillon (fourth, 285), Chase Strode (fifth, 170), Victor Quim (sixth, 126), James Roy (sixth, 132) and Dylan Thygersen (sixth, 285).

Century was also in action over the weekend, finishing third at the Earl Gillis Invitational in Newberg on Saturday.

In a dual format competition, Century beat up on West Linn, 62-9, in the quarterfinal round and then lost to eventual runner-up David Douglas, 38-25, in the semifinals. The Jaguars rebounded to edge Thurston for third place with a 39-34 decision. The host Tigers of Newberg knocked off David Douglas, 42-30, to win the team title.

Tanner Morris (106), Richard Monterroso (113) and Jamarcus Grant (195) all went 3-0 for Century.

Century heads to the Bob Beisell Invitational in Forest Grove on Saturday, while Liberty will compete in the Southridge Tournament in Beaverton. Results of various dual meets earlier this week were unavailable at press deadline.