Mealey is perfect with pins
PORTLAND Corbett High junior Jerry Mealey made quick work on his opponents on his way to the 4A 132-pound wrestling title last weekend.
He scored on his first move sending North Marion's Casey Roberts to the mat only seconds after the opening whistle.
I went into the match with my mind open, Mealey said. Whatever I saw is what I was going to do. He put the leg out there, and I took it.
Before a minute had expired, Mealey turned his opponent for back points. Stuck in the center circle, Roberts had no path to escape. Mealey wrapped him up like a python and scored the pin as the clock went to zeroes in the first round.
I kept everything tight and turned him to his back to get the five-second count, Mealey said. After that I just made things tighter and tighter until I got the pin.
Mealey had his quickest bout in the first round, needing only 38 seconds to flatten Cascade's Quinn Legner. He added another first-round fall to finish Friday's session, and only Braxton Sue of Scappoose managed to make it into the third period before suffering a pin in the semifinals.
Mealey finished the season with a 27-0 record.