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Wrestling: Scappoose comes out on fire at NW Duals

Indians dominate all but three of their opponents at Westview High School


by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Jonathan Tardif (182) checks for blood during his match against Tualatin. Tardif lost the 4-1 decision, but the Indians won the bout 44-18.Scappoose got off to a blistering start at the NW Duals, winning their first three duals and four of the six duals on Friday in absolute dominant fashion. The Indians lost the tiebreaker in the first round of the third bracket to Cleveland, and flattened Silverton to claim third place in their bracket.

The Tribe lost only two matches in their opening dual with the Snohomish second team, getting pins in every match except the 138, 145 and the 160 division, where Logan Brooks got the 12-1 major decision over Corey Rodgers of Snohomish, finishing off their first-round opponent 57-18.

After a second-round bye, the Indians scored 48 points in a row, including first round pins for Brooks, Jonathan Tardif (182), Isiah Goodrich (195) and Colton Wheeler (285). Scappoose dominated Barlow 58-15.

The fourth round saw Zach Gadbois (138) get his first win of the day, pinning Ben Jacobson of Tualatin after just a minute in the first round of his match. Scappoose lost just three matches to Tualatin, a narrow 3-1 decision in the 126 division, a pin for Tualatin's Blake Reser in the 145 division and a tough 4-1 decision for Tualatin's Franklin Giannone over Tardif in the 182 division. Scappoose won the dual 44-18, extending their unbeaten streak to four, including the bye.

Things didn't go as well against Dallas, who eventually won the championship bracket on Saturday, beating the Snohomish first team 36-18 in the final. The Indians got a decision from Taylor Walden (132) to start things off, but didn't get back-to-back victories until Tardif and Goodrich picked up major decisions in the 182 and 195 divisions respectively. Braxton Due pinned Dallas' Jesse Stuhr late in the first round, and Alex Foumal pinned John Baird in the second round to finish off the scoring for Scappoose, who fell 42-29 for the first time in the tournament.

The Indians came within three points of knocking off Hillsboro, who went undefeated in the first pool. The teams were tied after Tardif pinned Hillsboro's Isaac Nakamoto with 11 seconds left in the second round, but in the 195 bout, Goodrich lost for the first time this season, giving up the 5-2 decision to Hillsboro's Ty Cavender. Scappoose forfeited the 220 bout, and Wheeler's pin in the 285 division wasn't enough to pull the Indians back on top, as they lost 36-33.

But what a response. After giving up back-to-back losses, the Indians turned around and blanked Franklin, shutting out the Quakers 63-0 and getting first-round pins in five different divisions.

The next day, Scappoose lost the Cleveland dual after trading points and finishing tied at 36. However, Cleveland had racked up more nearfall points, giving them the tiebreaker. In their last dual with Silverton, the Indians pulled away early and dominated the Silver Foxes, finishing the tournament weekend on a high note.

Pool 1

1st Round – Scappoose 57, Snohomosh 18

2nd Round – Scappoose (bye)

3rd Round – Scappoose 58, Barlow 15

4th Round – Scappoose 44, Tualatin 18

5th Round – Dallas 42, Scappoose 29

6th Round – Hillsboro 36, Scappoose 33

7th Round – Scappoose 63, Franklin 0

Third Bracket

Cleveland 36.1, Scappoose 36

Scappoose def. Silverton

Links to results from individual duals will be posted soon.