Three earn first place at regionals in Scappoose

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LIZ DAVIDSON - Junior Donny Wenlund placed second at state last year, and hopes to do at least as well this weekend.The 2012-13 winter sports season may be wrapping up, but seven Estacada High School varsity wrestlers have earned the opportunity to extend theirs by competing at the upcoming state tournament.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LIZ DAVIDSON - Junior Luke Youngberg is among the seven ranger wrestler who will compete at the state tournament.On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Rangers competed at the regional tournament in Scappoose. Three of them claimed first place in their weight divisions, earning spots at the state tournament.

Junior Donny Wenlund took first at 120 pounds, senior Dillon Abbett dominated at 195 and senior Travis Cole led at 152. Cole also was voted most outstanding wrestler of the tournament for weight classes 145 and up.

Senior Jake Davidson, who had missed part of the season due to injury, took second place at 145 pounds. Junior Luke Youngberg placed second at 160.

Fourth place honors went to sophomore Stone Rathburn at 132 pounds and freshman Nick Ledbury at 182.

The state tournament is scheduled to take place on the weekend of Friday, Feb. 22 at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.

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