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Laker wrestlers lose close match to Tualatin

Just two league meets remain for Lake Oswego and Lakeridge


The Lake Oswego wrestling team lost another close decision against Tualatin last week 39-32. The Lakers jumped out to a 19-3 lead but the Timberwolves' heavyweights made up the difference and ground out the victory.

After dropping the first match of the evening, Lake Oswego rattled off four straight victories. Danior Imanbayev got things started, picking up a 14-4 major decision at 113 pounds.

That was followed by Matthew Grimm winning handily at 120 pounds with an 8-1 decision.

Lake Oswego then got back-to-back pins to increase the advantage. Hayden Hanson got a pin at 126 pounds and Harris Brown continued the momentum with another pin at 132.

Tualatin got back in the match with pins at 138 and 145 pounds, closing the gap to one point. But the tide turned again at 152 pounds where Marco Young scored a major decision with a 12-3 victory.

Ethan French scored the Lakers' third fall of the evening at 160 pounds but Tualatin would put the match away with three straight pins to go up by seven.

Griffin Roach picked up Lake Oswego's last victory of the evening with a hard-fought 6-2 victory at 220 pounds.

The Lakers have two more league matches remaining, including the battle with Lakeridge before gearing up for districts.

Lakeridge lost last week to Newberg, one of the top teams in the state but one of the bright spots of the evening was Quinn Brink's 5-4 victory at 120 pounds.