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Indians send 10 wrestlers to state tourney

Kurt Mode, Ryan Bond, Isaiah Goodrich win regional mat titles


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Isaiah Goodrich (top) made up for a third-place showing at district by winning the more important regional title. He beat William Prince of Tillamook 6-1 in this bout and went on to avenge an earlier loss to Myron Moore of Tillamook, 1-0.The Scappoose Indians didn’t get everything they wanted out of the regional tournament, but they accomplished quite a bit with three regional champions, a second, and seven third places.

The regional champions weren’t the same three that came out of district a week ago. This time freshman Kurt Mode at 106 pounds, senior Ryan Bond at 138, and junior Isaiah Goodrich at 170 won titles.

The tournament was a huge success, Scappoose Coach Jim Jones said, praising the work of his volunteers. “This was a great group effort by the Scappoose wrestling community to host such a well run and outstanding event.”

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - The Tribe's Kurt Mode won this semifinal match against Michael Alger of Gladstone. He went on to post an upset win over Collin Purington of Banks in the finals, a wrestler he had never beaten in several tries.Mode had lost to Collin Purinton of Banks in the district finals, but reversed the score for a 7-3 win over Purinton in the regional finals.

“Kurt had an exceptional tournament,” Jones said. “Colin and Kurt are both top quality wrestlers and have met several times this season. This is the first time Kurt has beaten Colin.”

Bond had lost to Jacob Fowler of Tillamook, 8-4, in the finals at district. This time around, a motivated Bond pulled off an overtime decision to win regionals.

“Ryan has developed into a very good team leader,”by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Ryan Bond beat Zack Jones of Estacada, 13-7, in this match and went on to an overtime win over Jacob Fowler of Tillamook, a wrestler he had lost to at district. Jones noted. “He brings a toughness to our team that is appreciated.”

The Indians’ Isaiah Goodrich, probably the team’s most technically proficient wrestler, had lost a heartbreaker in the semifinals at district to Myron Moore. Goodrich beat the top seeded Tillamook wrestler, William Prince, 6-1 in the semis, sending him to the finals.

“That felt good,” he said afterwards, but he knew he still had work to do in the finals. He won just 1-0 but was gratified with the victory.

“Isaiah Goodrich had an exceptional tournament avenging last week’s loss to Myron Moore from Tillamook to win the tournament,” Jones said.

The Indians’ district champs, Hunter Hoyt, Devin Ray, and Branden Bailey all qualified for state, but not in first place.

Hoyt , a junior, came back from a semifinal loss to Jacob Davidson of Estacada (5-2) to post a major decision and a pin for third place.

The Tribe’s Devin Ray, a sophomore, had beatenby: JOHN BREWINGTON - Devin Ray won this semifinal match and finished second at Saturday's regional tournament. Tillamook’s Marcus Cheney 4-2 at district, but lost a tight finals bout to him 6-2 this time around.

The Indians’ big guy, Branden Bailey, a senior, was Outstanding Wrestler at district. He easily won his first match at regionals with a 45-second pin. Against Jose Santiago of Tillamook in the semifinals he threw Santiago on his back once, but it was ruled out of bounds. He tried the move again and didn’t quite end up on top. He struggled for half a minute before he was pinned. Bailey bounced back to post pins in 36 seconds and 1:12 to take third place. He’ll be a formidable foe at state.

The Tribe had four other wrestlers qualify for state with third place finishes.

Taylor Walden, a junior, lost his first-round match by an overtime decision to Kyle Kintz of Gladstone, 3-2. He came back to win his next match by a pin, and then posted a 3-0 decision over the district champ, Jordan Middaugh. That put him up against Kintz again and Walden came out with a 10-3 win this time.

Jones said “Taylor suffered a difficult loss early in the tournament that put him in a tough position to qualify for state. He faced Joe Middaugh from YC in the consolation quarterfinals. Taylor has wrestled Joe a number of times in the last few years, never beating him. He wrestled a very smart match and ending up beating him to move on and finish third.”

Ben Gadbois, a sophomore, won his first round match at the tournament, 13-7, then lost a 5-1 decision in the semifinals. He came back with a pin and a 7-3 decision to take third.

The Indians' Johnathon Tardif, a sophomore, lost his first round match, but battled back through the consolation bracket with a quick pin, a win over teammate Michael Lohman, and a technical fall for third. Lohman had won his first match, but then lost in the semis, and had to face Tardif.

Bailey Apon, a senior, also made the semifinals for the Tribe at 182 pounds. He lost in the semis, but came back to beat teammate Tyson Broadbent, a freshman, and then post a major decision for his third place.

“Teammates Michael Lohman and Johnathon Tardif as well as teammates Bailey Apon and Tyson Broadbent wrestled each other for the right to go to state. Tardif and Apon ended up winning the matches, which is bitter sweet for everyone involved. It’s never fun to put out one of your teammates.” Jones said.

Scappoose results:

Team scores: Tillamook (T) 289; Scappoose (Sc) 221.5; Estacada (E) 148; 4) North Marion (NM) 137.5; Gladstone (G) 78; Molalla (M) 59.5; Yamhill-Carlton (YC) 57; Astoria (A), 55; Banks (B) 54; Seaside (Se) 11.

106—1) Kurt Mode: pinned Tristan Thom (E), 1:44; pinned Michael Alger (G), 2:52; dec. Ben Purinton (B), 7-3. 5) Braxton Sue: dec. by Alger (G), 11-8; dec. Tristan Thom (E), 4-0; pinned by Justin Coon (T), 2:32; major dec. Casey Roberts (NM), 13-4.

120—Justin Hering: dec. by Wyatt Finch (G), 10-3; dec. by Orrin Ousaka (YC), 4-3.

126—3) Taylor Walden: dec. by Kyle Kintz (G), 3-2 OT; pined Michael Ragan (T), :57; dec. Jordan Middaugh (YC), 3-0; dec. Kintz (G), 10-3. Cody Erhardt: pinned by Orion Walters (NM), 2:52; dec. Tom Snegirev (M), 2-2; pinned by Kintz (G), 1:40; won ff. from Middaugh (YC).

132—3) Ben Gadbois: dec. Dacoda Weaver, 13-7; dec. by Logan Weeks (T), 5-1; pinned Liam Landers (B), 3:22; dec. Stone Rathbun (E), 7-3.

138—1) Ryan Bond: major dec. John Clute (NM), 16-3; dec. Zack Jones (E), 13-7; dec. Jacob Fowler (T), 1-0 4OT.

145—3) Hunter Hoyt: pinned Vladimir Reutov (NM), 1:03; dec. by Jacob Davidson (E), 5-2; major dec. Rylan Martin (G); pinned Joshua Long (A), :45.

152—Logan Brooks: dec. by Travis Cole (E), 6-4; dec. by Wyatt Douglas (M), 6-2.

160—3) Johnathon Tardif: pinned by Tyler Saucedo (NM), 1:46; pinned Adam Taylor (G), :32; dec. Michael Lohman (Sc), 7-2; tech. Fall Sucedoe (NM), 17-2. 5) Michael Lohman: major dec. Steven Weaver (E), 13-4; tech. Fall by Luke Youngberg (E), 17-2; dec. by Tardif (Sc), 7-2; major dec. Weaver (E), 11-3.

170—1) Isaiah Goodrich: pinned Woodrow Myers (M), 5:20; dec. William Prince (T), 6-1; dec. Myron Moore (T), 1-0. 5) Steven Wells: ff. From Joseph Vedack (NM); pinned by Moore (T), 1:40; pinned Christian Ucan (E), :26.

182—3) Bailey Apon: dec. Logan VanValkenberg (M), 9-2; major dec. by Keltin Boykin (NM), 15-5; major dec. Tyson Broadbent (Sc), 13-4; major dec. Nick Ledbury (E), 14-4. 5) Tyson Broadbent: dec. by Jordan Thompson (T), 3-2; dec. Gabriel Whitlach (T), 5-3; major dec. by Apon (Sc), 13-4; pinned VanValkenberg (M), 1:34.

195—Jeff Van Domelen: pinned by Dillen Abbett (E), 1:30; pinned Nicholas Main (M), :35; dec. by Zach Sisson (NM), 2-1; pinned in OT by Levon Schehl (Se), 6:23.

220—2) Devin Ray: pinned Jedidiah Mauck (B), 3:59; dec. Cesar Meza (YC), 7-3; dec. by Marcus Cheney (T), 6-2.

285—3) Branden Bailey: pinned Dakota Clapton (YC), :45; pinned by Jose Santiago (T), 1:45; pinned Manny Nelson (A), :36; pinned Dylan Jackman (T), 1:12.

4A State mat tournament pairings

Pairings are finalized for the five state wrestling tournaments at Memorial Coliseum in Portland this Friday and Saturday.

The brackets are viewable on the OSSA.org website and are kept updated throughout the tournament.

The Tribe has three seeded wrestlers in the tournament—Kurt Mode, fourth at 106; Ryan Bond, fourth at 138; and Isaiah Goodrich, third at 170.

Scappoose pairings include (seeds in parenthesis):

106—Kurt Mode (4) vs. Trevon Kuhlman, Henley

126—Taylor Walden vs. Jeremy Goodwin, Junction City

132—Ben Gadbois vs. A.J. Munoz, Hidden Valley

138—Ryan Bond (4) vs. Andres Ibarra, Cottage Grove

145—Hunter Hoyt vs. Trevor Anderson, Klamath Union

160—Johnathon Tardif vs. Ryan Clarkin, North Valley

170—Isaiah Goodrich (3) vs. Aaron Swindle, Crook County

182—Bailey Apon vs. Stephen Spenst, Baker

220—Devin Ray vs. Dylan Smith, Stayton

285—Branden Bailey vs. Zach Gill, Sweet Home