Wrestlers whomp Wolverines


Last updated 1/23/2024 at 10:19am

Photo by Olivia Kennedy

Scott Henderson in action in a wrestling tournament hosted - and won - by the Outlaws last week.

Going head-to-head with the Santiam Wolverines on January 17 gave the Outlaws' wrestling team a chance to flex their muscles, and show their moves on their home turf. When it was over Sisters had won six of the eight matches contested, claiming the dual meet victory 48-18.

Following the meet, Coach David Kemp proudly gave a detailed rundown of the winners.

Lex Jeffrey, 120 pounds, pinned his opponent with a cross face cradle in the first round to get things started. With no girls entered in the meet Brooklyn Cooper, wrestling in the boys' 126-pound class, took care of Connor Meeker with a double leg takedown followed by a chin whip for the pin.

Carter Van Meter, who has the most wins on the boys team so far this season, did not have an opponent in the 132-pound class, so won by forfeit, but Tyson Kemp, 144, came up next and worked over Wyatt Dayton during the first five minutes, taking a 20-1 lead before pinning him for the win.

At 165, Jace Owens pinned Lukus Lebhan with a power half and Scott Henderson, wrestling up to the 190 pound class, had the same result with a quick slide-by coupled with a half-nelson.

Jozua Miller won by forfeit in the 285 pound match, but did win an exhibition match using a blast double leg takedown and a power half to get the win by pin.

Jude Howland (157) and Brennan Frutos (150) and Jackson Spor came up short in their matches, but Kemp is encouraged by all the team's competitiveness and continued growth.

"They are better day by day and week by week," he said.

Next up for the Outlaws is the Tod Surmon Mid-Valley Classic hosted by West Albany High School on Saturday, January 27.


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