Wrestlers compete in tourney
Last updated 12/12/2023 at 9:52am
The Outlaws wrestling team traveled to Culver for a two-day tournament December 8-9 and showed continued improvement, according to Head Coach David Kemp.
Five girls competed in the tournament for Sisters, including top finisher Brooklynn Cooper, who picked up a third place medal in the 122-128 pound division.
Cooper started strong with a quick pin of Jade Clark of Lowell in just 35 seconds. She battled Gretchen Fewell of Crook County before losing by fall at 5:15. She came back through the consolation bracket by beating Paisley Cordiner of Crook County (1:18) and made quick work of Austyn Dolbear of Lakeview (0:33) to earn third place.
Sierra Jaschke faced a small field of opponents in the 186-201 division and won her first match by fall over Emilee Foust of Gilchrist (1:51). She dropped her second and third matches, but still held on for third place.
Kisten Elbek placed fifth in the 144-154 class by going 2-2. She had the fastest pin of the day in her first match, dispatching Aubrey Gastelo of Lowell in just 11 seconds. Rylee Sanchez of Umatilla won by fall over Elbek in the next match (1:47) and Destiny VanJorsdall of Crook County did the same (2:51, but Elbek rebounded with a win over Culver’s Belicia Teague (0:33).
Goose Henderson and Addie Laird each placed seventh in the respective divisions. Henderson lost her first two matches, but picked up a win in the seventh-place match over Elizabeth Revcllo of Illinois Valley (1:31).
Laird followed a similar path before coming up with the win against McKyah Johns of Crook County due to a medical forfeit.
On the boys’ side Friday, Carter Van Meter had a bye in the first round at 126 pounds, before taking a major decision over Preston Slawson of Irrigon 12-8. In the quarterfinals, he pinned Fletcher Farris of Mazama (3:56), but lost to Caden Cox of Glide in the semifinal by fall (4:25).
In Saturday’s consolation round he faced off again with Slawson of Irrigon whom he took down by fall (2:27), and went on to capture third place by outpointing Rowdy Ware of Crook County 11-3 in major decision.
Sean Andrew Moffett picked up a win at 113 pounds with a quick pin (0:21) of Henry Close of Caldera in the second round, but lost his last two matches.
In the 144-pound class Jake Beutler lost to Ethan Green of Ilinois Valley (1:41) and wrapped up with a loss to Zander Rogers of Lowell (0:22).
Tyson Kemp picked up fifth place by working his way through the consolation bracket after losing his second-round match to David Ode of Camas Valley by fall (5:03).
After another bye he reeled off three consecutive wins, all by fall, before dropping an 8-4 decision to Redden Lym of Lakeview, setting up the fifth place match. It took just 1:05 for Kemp to dispatch Draven Marsh of Nestucca to earn the fifth-place medal.
After a bye in the first round of the 157-pound division, Brennan Frutos beat Dusty Hays of La Pine (1:16), but lost his next two matches, both by fall, to Easton Marsh of Rainier (3:47) and Michael Noblitt of Caldera (0:31).
Jace Owens made it all the way to the third-place match with four wins after losing in round two, but Zach Parton of Irrigon beat him by fall (3:44). His four wins included a pin over Jack Bailey of Caldera (0:37), a 9-3 decision over Jonah Higdon of Nestucca, a major decision (15-3) against Conner Wilson of Heppner, and a fall (0:44) over Brody Van Gastel of Mazama.
Scott Henderson went 1-2 overall with a win in his first match over Logan Kirsch of Regis by fall (1:40) before dropping encounters with Paul Clark of Lowell (1:44) and Josiah Moreno of Irrigon (0:33).
In the 215-pound division Jackson Spor lost a pair of matches, first to Jaime Cavan (0:48) and the second to Cade Owen of Mazama (0:44).
The team also competed on December 6 in a dual meet against 5A Summit. Complete results were not available, but Coach David Kemp was stoked after the meet.
“We ended up with seven straight pins in a row at Summit, which was a great showing for our program,” he said. “I am excited about how competitive these kids are early in the season.”
The Outlaws will host their own tournament on Saturday, December 16 at Sisters High School.