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Beisley wins 145-pound Northwest Oregon Conference wrestling title as seven Lions make state

Lions finish fifth with 143 points


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Class 5A eighth-ranked Lions junior Colton Beisley won the Northwest Oregon Conference 145-pound championship on Friday and Saturday at Hillsboro High School.Colton Beisley came through in the clutch for the Northwest Oregon Conference 145-pound championship on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Hillsboro High School.

He, a junior ranked eighth in Class 5A at 145 pounds, beat Hillsboro senior Gabe Schade — seventh at 152 pounds — 6-4 in an overtime semifinal, then beat fourth-ranked Sandy senior Blane Hays 3-2 in the championship.

“It was tough in the semis,” Beisley said. “It was 4-4, then I got a takedown in overtime. [Schade] was a good defender, and [Hays] beat me in the semifinals last year.”

The Lions came up fifth with 143 points behind repeat conference champion Sandy (377 points), Hillsboro (307.5 points), Milwaukie (178.5 points) and Wilsonville (173 points).

Beisley is one of seven Lions who reached the OSAA Class 5A State Championships scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Michael Bowen, a senior ranked sixth at 138 pounds, fell to Sandy senior Zachary Wigzell — the defending 126-pound state champion and top-ranked 132-pounder — in 4:53 in the 138-pound title match.

Haidon Allen, a sixth-ranked 132-pound junior, came up third as he beat No. 3 Sandy senior Steven Patton with a 19-11 major decision.

Jose Silva, a sophomore in seventh at 132 pounds, pinned 12th-ranked 120-pound St. Helens junior teammate Elias Fields in 16 seconds in the third-place match.

Colton Albertson, a junior ranked 14th at 285 pounds, beat 10th-ranked Liberty senior Alex Antillon 6-0 for third place at 220 pounds.

Miguel Olmedo, a junior, fell 3-2 to 13th-ranked Wilsonville senior Tony Munoz in a third-place heavyweight match rife with controversy.

“The ref made an illegal stepping-on-a-foot call, so Miguel was fourth instead of third,” Lions coach Joe Mauck said. “The referee apologized, but it gave him a more difficult seeding.”

Olmedo is set to open state against eighth-seeded South Albany senior Dexter Rimer.

“I have to be real smart against him,” Olmedo said. “He’s good, but he’s not unbeatable.”

Beisley, a fourth seed, starts against Ridgeview junior Julio Osorio.

“I’m looking forward to winning at least a match, and I want to place in the top six,” Beisley said.

Bowen, a fifth seed, begins against Lebanon junior Cameron Alley.

Allen, a sixth seed, starts against Crater junior Collin Lee.

Silva opens against seventh-seeded Hood River Valley sophomore Jason Shaner, Fields begins against fourth-ranked Churchill sophomore Cade Ezell, and Albertson starts against third-seeded Crater sophomore Beau Crawford.

“We’re hoping for four or five placers,” Mauck said. “For some, it’s good experience, and for others it’s the end of an era. Most everybody placed where they’re ranked [in the conference championships], which is really cool.”

The Lions were 12th at state last season and will make their 10th appearance in as many years.

Top-ranked Hermiston has won eight of the last nine Class 5A state titles.

Allen was fifth at state at 126 pounds last year, and Bowen was fifth at 132 pounds. Myles Terry’s 182-pound state title was St. Helens’ first individual wrestling championship in 21 years.

The Lions have never won a state team title.

Northwest Oregon Conference Championships

St. Helens results

106 - Joseph Austin

Round 1 - Jonny Hernandez, Putnam, pinned Joseph Austin, :25; Consolation round 1: Austin received a bye; Consolation round 2: Colby Giltner, Sandy, pinned Austin, 3:46.

113 - John DeWitt fifth

Round 1: DeWitt received a bye; Quarterfinal: Dylan Miller, Sandy, pinned DeWitt, 1:07; Consolation round 2: DeWitt received a bye; Consolation round 3: DeWitt received a bye; Consolation semifinal: Nick Peterson, Hillsboro, def. DeWitt, technical fall, 19-4; Fifth-place match: DeWitt pinned Rijk Vanderhoff, Liberty, 1:50.

126 - Jose Silva third

Round 1 - Silva received a bye; Quarterfinal: Silva pinned Taylor Giltner, Sandy, 2:57; Semifinal: Brice McDonald, Putnam, pinned Silva, 4:00; Consolation semifinal: Silva def. James Roy, Liberty, major decision, 8-0; Third-place match: Silva pinned Elias Fields, St. Helens, :16.

126 - Elias Fields fourth

Round 1: Brody Diaz de Leon, Sandy, pinned Elias Fields, 2:19; Consolation round 1: Fields received a bye; Consolation round 2: Fields def Jose Valero, Hillsboro, 10-7; Consolation round 3: Fields def. Romario Ramirez, Milwaukie, technical fall, 15-0; Consolation semifinal: Fields pinned Taylor Giltner, Sandy, 1:11; Third-place match: Jose Silva, St. Helens, pinned Fields, :16.

132 - Haidon Allen third

Round 1: Haidon Allen pinned Cristian Gongora, Putnam, :35; Quarterfinal: Allen def. Gage Vanderhoff, Liberty, major decision, 12-1; Semifinal: Zachary Wigzell, Sandy, def. Allen, 7-2; Consolation semifinal: Allen pinned Caden Smith, Hillsboro, 1:21; Third-place match: Allen def. Steven Patton, Sandy, major decision, 19-11.

132 - Michael Bowen second

Round 1: Bowen received a bye; Quarterfinal: Bowen pinned Cooper Gettings, Liberty, :35; Semifinal: Bowen def. Steven Patton, Sandy, major decision, 20-9; First-place match: Zachary Wigzell, Sandy, pinned Bowen, 4:53.

138 - Thomas Lavoie

Round 1 - Ethan Wendell, Liberty, pinned Lavoie, 2:49; Consolation round 1: Eddie Kalamau III, Hillsboro, def. Lavoie, 3-2.

138 - William Webb

Round 1: Levi Rotzien, Sandy, pinned Webb, 1:07; Consolation round 1: Ethan Day, Parkrose, pinned Webb, 2:15.

145 - Chase Nelson

Round 1: Nelson received a bye; Quarterfinal: Blane Hays, Sandy, pinned Nelson, 1:27; Consolation round 2: Tristan Greco, Wilsonville, pinned Nelson, 2:03.

145 - Colton Beisley first

Round 1: Beisley pinned Isaac Hernandez, Parkrose, 2:46; Quarterfinal: Beisley def. Wyatt Anthony, Wilsonville, technical fall, 16-0; Semifinal: Beisley def. Gabe Schade, Hillsboro, sudden victory, 6-4; First-place match: Beisley def. Blane Hays, Sandy, 3-2.

152 - Logan Carter

Round 1: Carter received a bye; Quarterfinal: Taran Floyd, Wilsonville, pinned Carter, 2:30; Consolation round 2: Christian Brown, Sandy, def. Carter, 12-5.

152 - Rachawn Lee

Round 1: Andrew Gay, Wilsonville, pinned Lee, 2:41; Consolation round 1: Chase Strode, Liberty, def. Lee, 6-1.

170 - Geoff Thompson

Round 1: Thompson received a bye; Quarterfinal: Sage Roundtree, Hillsboro, pinned Thompson, 3:09; Consolation round 2: Thompson received a bye; Consolation round 3: Skyler Munoz, Sandy, pinned Thompson, 1:00.

195 - James Poland

Round 1: Poland received a bye; Quarterfinal: Jarred Eichstadt, Hillsboro, def. Poland, sudden victory, 6-4; Consolation round 2: Tyeler Jolly, Wilsonville, def. Poland, 12-7.

220 - Colton Albertson third

Round 1: Albertson pinned Cheronimo Simina, Wilsonville, 1:39; Quarterfinal: Nicholas Beede, Hillsboro, def. Albertson, 2-1; Consolation round 2: Albertson pinned Danny Aguilar, Putnam, :31; Consolation round 3: Albertson def. Spencer Tatafu, Parkrose, 4-2; Consolation semifinal: Albertson pinned Noah Ramirez, Milwaukie, 2:43; Third-place match: Albertson def. Alex Antillon, Liberty, 6-0.

285 - Miguel Olmedo fourth

Round 1: Olmedo received a bye; Quarterfinal: Olmedo def. Calvin Brewer, Liberty, 1-0; Semifinal: Zack Mason, Putnam, def. Olmedo, 1-0; Consolation semifinal: Olmedo pinned Dylan Thygersen, Liberty, 4:57; Third-place match: Tony Munoz, Wilsonville, def. Olmedo, 3-2.

Team Scores

1. Sandy 377

2. Hillsboro 307.5

3. Milwaukie 178.5

4. Wilsonville 173.0

5. St. Helens 143.0

6. Putnam 134.0

7. Liberty 130.5

8. Parkrose 82.0