Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


Tribe matmen wrestle well at Oregon Classic

Indians win just two of three matches, but gain experience against some of the best teams
by: John Brewington UNDEFEATED—Scappoose wrestler Chris Wagner (one top) hasn’t lost a match this year and has his sights set on another state title.

The Scappoose Indians had a pretty good three days on the mat during their trip to Redmond for the Oregon Wrestling Classic.

The Indians wrestled some of the best teams in the state, going 2-3 in dual matches at the tournament.

'We wrestled pretty well,' Scappoose coach Jim Jones said. 'Some of the top 16 teams in the state, including the top four 4A teams were there.'

Scappoose had a close match with Ontario, losing 36-29, but handled North Marion 54-21. They lost to a very good Cascade team, 48-28, but beat Phoenix 54-21. Crook County is considered the top 4A team and the Tribe didn't fare as well, losing 59-12.

Jones said Chris Wagner is probably leading the team, performing at a very high level right now. He has yet to lose on the season. He has beaten several highly touted wrestlers, including a 6A champion. Wagner downed Johnny Vara of North Marion, and McKennan Buckner of Crook County among others in the Oregon Classic.

'He's come up against some quality opponents,' Jones noted, 'and he's wrestled some really smart matches.'

Wagner was a Montana State wrestling champion, and took third in his class at the Oregon state tournament last year. He should be the number one seed going into the tournament.

Jones said Cody Jackson and Taylor Walden have been doing a good job on the mat, and Isaiah Goodrich and Luke Mills have also been a having good season. He added that Ryan Bond and Hunter Hoyt have put up some good efforts against really quality opponents.

All in all, Jones thought the team was improving in performance with just a few weeks until the district, regional, and state tournaments.

Tournament results:

Scappoose 54, N. Marion 21

106-Cody Jackson (Sc) pinned Derek Jones (NM), :46; 113-Taylor Walden (Sc) pinned Adam Vega (NM), 1:31; 120-Chris Wagner (Sc) dec. Johnny Vara (NM), 2-1; 126-Jacob Shoall (NM) pinned Blake Huff (Sc), :46; 132-Jonathan Tardif (Sc) pinned Chance Stamps (NM), 2:46; 138-Lucas Randall (NM) pinned Ryan Bond (Sc), 1:04; 145-Bernardo Avendano (NM) dec. Hunter Hoyt (Sc), 5-1; 152-Michael Lohman (Sc) pinned Jared Wilcox (NM), 4:55; 160-Isaiah Goodrich (Sc) pinned Shane Whitehead (NM), 3:30; 170-Cody Walker (NM) pinned Jojo Duran (Sc), 4:43; 182-Bailey Apon (Sc) pinned Keith Boukin (NM), 2:47; 195-Luis Romero (Sc) pined Zac Sisson (NM), 4:37; 220-Devin Ray (Sc) dec. Gary Card (NM), 14-12 OT; 285-Brandon Bailey (Sc) won by ff.

Cascade 48, Scappoose 28

106-Jackson (Sc) pinned Jared Reysterer (C), 3:39; 113-Walden (Sc) major dec. Michael Kroker (C), 11-1; 120-Wagner (Sc) won by ff.; 126-Spencer Crawford (C) pinned Huff (Sc), :29; 132-Bledsoe (C) pinned Tardif (Sc), :30; 138-Marcus Andrews (C) dec. Bond (Sc), 5-2; 145-Jacob Dalke (C) pinned Hoyt (Sc), 1:26; 152-Travis Becker (C) pinned Lohman (Sc), 3:30; 160-Isaiah Goodrich (Sc) pinned Becker (C), 1:47; 170-Tyler Howa (C) won by ff.; 182-Zach Spencer (C) pinned Apon (Sc), 1:17; 195-Crawford (C) pinned Romero (Sc), 1:30; 220-Dustin Johnson (C) dec. Colton Fortney (Sc), 8-1; 285-Bailey (Sc) won by ff.

Scappoose 54, Phoenix 21

106-Jackson (Sc) pinned Richard Orndoff (P), 3:09; 113-Justin Herring (Sc) pinned Knute Thompson (P), 1:19; 120-Walden (Sc) won by ff.; 126-Wagner (Sc) pinned Austin Snow (P), 1:21; 132-Jacob Willis (P) pinned Tardif (Sc), 5:25; 138-Hoyt (Sc) dec. Nick Renfro (P), 6-1; 145-Edgar Deilva (P) pinned Bond (Sc), 3:25; 152-Lohman (Sc) pinned J. Christlieb (P), 5:24; 160-McRendie (P) pinned Duran (Sc), 2:42; 170-Goodrich (Sc) dec. Rubin (P), 8-5; 182-Cory Rarhen (P) dec. Apon (Sc), 2-0; 195-Romero (Sc) pinned Cory Rattsperger (P), 1:15; 220-Ray (Sc) pinned Richard Devalos (P), 1:11; 285-Bailey (Sc) pinned Steven Sherbono (P), :59.

Ontario 36, Scappoose 29

106-Jackson (Sc) won by dec., 2-1; 113-Walden (Sc) pinned, 1:57; 120-Wagner (Sc) major dec., 14-4; 126-Huff (Sc) won by default: 132-Tardif (Sc) tech fall, 17-0; 138-Hoyt (Sc) pinned, 2:45; 145-Bond (Sc) major dec., 10-1; 152-Lohman (Sc) lost by major dec. 12-0; 160-Goodrich (Sc) major dec., 15-2; 170-Scappoose ff.; 182-Apon (Sc) lost dec., 3-2; 195-Scappoose lost by ff.; 220-Ray (Sc) dec. 4-1; 285-Bailey (Sc) pinned, 1:41.

Crook County 59, Scappoose 12

106-Libolt (CC) pinned Jackson (Sc), 1:35; 113-Walden (Sc) dec. Howard (CC), 5-2; 120-Wagner (Sc) dec. McKennan Buckner (CC), 4-2; 126-Colbrann Meeker (CC) tech. fall Huff (Sc), 17-2; 132-Cole McCarty (CC) pinned Tardif (Sc), 1:31; 138-Brendan Harkey (CC) dec. Bond (Sc), 9-3; 145-Alex Urrea (CC) pinned Hoyt (Sc), 2:53; 152-Tyler Rockwood (CC) dec. Lohman (Sc), 9-3; 160-Dean Smith (CC) pinned Goodrich (Sc), 3:16; 170-Lucas Smith (CC) won by ff.; 182-Mason Harris (CC) pinned Apon (Sc), 4:47; 195-Dylan Blasies (CC) pinned Romero (Sc), 1:40; 220-Rhett Smith (CC) pinned Devin Ray (Sc), 1:33; 285-Bailey (Sc) pinned Jason Williams (CC), 1:35.