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Wrestling: Sam Garrison, Justin Hamilton lead Wilsonville at Liberty tournament

Seniors place second at Oregon National Guard Invitational


by: JEFF GOODMAN - Sam Garrison (220) took second place Dec. 21 at the Oregon National Guard Invitational tournament in Hillsboro. Above, the Wilsonville senior competes Dec. 19 against Putnam's Jeffrey D'Auvergne.Justin Hamilton and Sam Garrison each took second place to lead the Wilsonville wrestling team Dec. 21 in the Oregon National Guard Invitational at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Hamilton (195) earned three pins in a row to reach the semifinals, where he defeated Sandy’s Jeremy Funk by 7-2 decision to advance to the title bout. He then lost to Keizer-McNary’s Zach Hammerschmith, 5-3.

Garrison (220) received a bye in the first round, won by 3-2 decision in the second round and reached the semifinals on a victory by injury default.

He then defeated Troutdale-Reynolds’ Jacob Keim by fall in 4 minutes 54 seconds before being pinned by Portland-Cleveland’s Sailer Becker in the championship match.

Sandy won the 16-team tournament with 280 points. The Wildcats (107) came in 14th.

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AT A GLANCE

Oregon National Guard Invitational

Dec. 21 at Liberty High School (Hillsboro)

Team scores: 1. Sandy, 280; 2. Aloha, 210.5; 3. Portland-Cleveland, 206; 4. Glencoe, 200; 5. Pendleton, 194; 6. Liberty, 181.5; 7. Keizer-McNary, 179; 8. Estacada, 173.5; 9. Tualatin, 168.5; 10. Banks, 154.5; 11. Forest Grove, 130.5; 12. North Marion, 129.5; 13. Springfield, 117; 14. Wilsonville, 107; 15. Troutdale-Reynolds, 93.5; 16. Portland-Roosevelt, 90.




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