Century wrestlers dominate at Bob Beisell Invitational
Weekend tournament yields six individual champions and three second-place finishes for Jaguar wrestlers
Tournament victories dont get much more decisive than Centurys win at the Bob Beisell Invitational over the weekend.
Century had six wrestlers capture individual championships on Saturday, and the Jaguars also had three second-place finishers en route to 252 team points considerably ahead of runner-up Sunset, which finished the tournament with 170½ points.
Century advanced a wrestler to the finals in nine of the 14 weight classes on Saturday, proving that the Jaguars will be a big threat at both the regional and state tournaments, which are coming up next month.
Of the Jaguars six individual champions, only 120-pounder Brennan Baccay needed points to win his final bout, taking down South Albanys Chris Morgan with a 17-8 decision. Centurys other five champs all pinned their opponents in the finals.
Amari Sengsavnh racked up 20 points before finally pinning Forest Groves Chad Smith midway through the third period in the finals of the 132-pound bracket, and Lucas Scott also went three periods in the finals, eventually pinning North Salems Garrett Cole with less than a minute remaining.
Wrestling at 170 pounds, Carlos Mendez made short work of Parkroses Ryan Siefke, winning by pin just 59 seconds into the first period.
David Lofdahl also recorded a first-period pin to win the title at 195 pounds, putting North Salems Sam Hirons on his back just 1:28 into the bout.
Aaron Beadle captured Centurys final individual championship, pinning Cole Dicarlo of Reynolds at the 3:05 mark in the finals of the heavyweight division.
Elsewhere, Riley Bilderbeck, Savon Sengsavnh and Bret Wilson all bagged second-place finishes for the Jaguars, and Eddie Baltazar had a fourth-place finish.
Bilderbeck advanced to the finals of the 145-pound bracket, but lost a 23-8 decision to Josh Reyes of Parkrose, who was named the tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Wilson made it to the championship bout at 182 pounds, but lost 9-3 to Henry Sykes of Reynolds, settling instead for second place.
Savon Sengsavnh finished second at 160 pounds following a 6-1 loss to Nathan Burnett of Sunset in the finals.
Baltazar wrestled his way into the consolation finals at 120 pounds before being pinned early in the third period by Christian Guerra of Forest Grove.
Century will travel to Hood River on Saturday for another tournament before wrapping up the regular season with a pair of dual meets against Beaverton and Aloha.