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Sisters hosts huge wrestling tourney

More than 400 high school wrestlers representing 16 teams descended upon Sisters High School for the GFP Central Oregon Officials Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, December 4.

With mats covering the floors of both gyms as well as the commons, the meet included nonstop action from 10 a.m. to dinnertime.

Mountain View won the team title with 193 points. Sisters placed 10th with 57.5.

Top placers for the Outlaws included Ben Cooper (145 pounds) and Wyatt Maffey (160 pounds), who both placed third overall with each notching two wins against one loss on the day.

Carson Brown was on his way to the medal round after winning his first two matches, but had to withdraw following a nose injury.

Other scorers for Sisters included Hayden Kunz (138 pounds) and Henry Rard (220-pound division).

Following the tournament, co-coach Tre Jarboe said, “Our wrestlers worked their tails off this weekend and continue to grow everyday as athletes and quality human beings.”

Jarboe continued, “In particular, I want to give a big shout-out to Carson (Brown) who came back after his trip to the ER to support his teammates and help wrap up the tournament. He showed incredible grit and dedication, as is true to his character.”

Jarboe also heaped praise on athletic director and co-head coach Gary Thorson for his tremendous efforts in making the tournament happen.

“We couldn’t do what we do without Gary,” he said. “He is an incredibly hard worker.”

Thorson said it was worth the effort.

“A big meet like this attracts a high level of competition, so it was good for our kids to really face top quality wrestlers,” said Thorson.

Sisters has two meets scheduled this week including a dual at Summit on Tuesday, December 7 and the eight-team Culver Invitational set for Friday December 10 and Saturday, December 11.


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