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Wrestlers have busy month

In the two weeks following its home tournament, the Sisters Outlaw wrestling squad has remained quite busy on the mat, with a total of four contests.

The team competed in a dual meet at Summit on December 7, and then on December 10-11 the team took part in the Culver Invitational which also included Chiloquin, Culver, Joseph, La Pine, Lowell, Mazama, and Caldera high schools.

The latest results for the team came from Adrian Irwin Memorial Men’s Tournament, hosted by Caldera High School on December 17-18, that included Bend High, Crane, Harrisburg, La Pine, Lakeview, Mountain View, Ridgeview, Summit, and Sisters.

Carter Van Meter, wrestling at 113 pounds, enjoyed byes the first two rounds of the day Friday before losing to Eric Larwin of Bend High by fall. Van Meter concluded the day with yet another bye. On Saturday, he won by technical fall over Nathan Ganderss of The Dalles. Riley Flack of La Pine pinned Van Meter in the next match, but he came back for a fifth-place victory by fall over Samuel Baldwin of Ridgeview.

In the 138-pound class, Carson Brown lost a decision 3-2 to Reed Kamperman of Mountain View, but bounced back in consolation with a fall against Jordy Vasquez Cruz of Caldera High School (0:37). He won by forfeit over Nephi Heakin of Harrisburg. On Saturday, Brown started with a win 5-2 over Angel Oregon of The Dalles, then pinned Malacai Alire of Madras and ended up placing fourth after losing to Carson Reinhart of Mountain View 9-3.

Hayden Kunz, also wrestling at 138 pounds, won his first match against Jose Vera of Caldera by fall in 1:09 before losing to Malacai Alire of Madras on a technical fall. Kunz won again in consolation against Benjamin Mardock of Nyssa by fall at the 1:00 mark. On Saturday, Kunz lost by fall to Carson Reinhart of Mountain View.

At 145 pounds, Ben Cooper moved to the championship final by beating Redden Lym of Lakeview by fall in just 34 seconds, and then beating Geiner Harpole of Bend 13-7. On day two, Cooper lost by fall to Dylan Mann of La Pine, but came back with a fall of his own over Kellen Murphy of Bend High. He ultimately lost the third-place match by fall when he faced Harpole of Bend again, and placed fourth.

Wyatt Maffey, 152 pounds, also reached the championship round by beating Abraham Noll of Harrisburg by fall in 55 seconds and eking out a 7-6 decision against Collin Switzler of Madras. On Saturday, Maffey lost by fall to Jackson Potts of Mountain View, lost a major decision (10-2) to Ryder Fassett of Mountain View, and lost the fifth-place match by fall to Ashton Wilson of Nyssa to finish sixth.

Jared Miller had to work some time in his three matches. He took on Ryan Richardson of Nysaa in the 160-pound class in the first round and won by fall in 3:26. He won again when he faced Jett Cota of Summit with a fall at 2:37 and then went 3:00 against Brady David of Madras before getting pinned. In the quarterfinal match on Saturday, Miller lost to Brady David of Madras by fall and lost again by fall to close out the day to Lucino Gomez of La Pine.

At 170 pounds, Scott Henderson lost a major decision 17-4 against Brandon King of Summit in round one, received a bye in round two, and lost by fall to Jeff Schulter of Crook County (0:18).

Jacob Washington made his way to the championship final at 220 pounds following a pair of byes before making short work of Jacob Adkins of Lakeview (0:18). He then won by forfeit over Silas Parsons of The Dalles. Things got tougher for Washington on Saturday as he lost all three matches, two by fall and one a close decision of 8-7 against Grant Lemery of Mountain View.

Mountain View dominated the team scores, amassing 342 points for the win, and 3A La?Pine was the runner-up with 260.

Sisters placed 10th among the 15 teams with 87.5 points.

The team is scheduled to compete during the Christmas break at the Rollin Schimmel Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Pendleton High School on Wednesday, December 22, which will include over a dozen schools of all sizes.


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