Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Cowboys crush Storm


Crook County picks up eight falls in 55-12 victory

The Crook County High School wrestling team opened the Intermountain Hybrid dual meet season Wednesday night with a convincing 55-12 victory over the Summit Storm.

by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cole Ovens works to pin Summit's Dustin Reyes in their 145-pound match Ovens earned a second round fall in the match as the Cowboys picked up eight falls in the 12 contested matches.

The Cowboy win was even more impressive when considering that the team did it with a patchwork lineup that didn’t include several of their top wrestlers.

“I thought that the kids we put out there competed well,” said Crook County Head Coach Jake Huffman following the match. “We are trying to get ready for that big Reno Tourament, and a big group of these guys are going to Lebanon (Ore.) to compete, so it’s good that they got the dual meet feel. Some of our other kids are training and trying to get their weight down to go to Reno.”

The Cowboys put their stamp on the match from the start as Zach Smith (195), Trevor Rasmussen (220), and Jason Williams (285) all earned first-round pins to put the Cowboys up 18-0.

“I think we have a lot to work on still,” Williams said. “We can still get better. We are kind of staying back and not doing everything we can as a team.”

Summit briefly got back into the match when John Murphy pinned Jared Wheeler in their 106-pound match.

Both teams forfeited the 113-pound match. Then Crook County regained control as Trey Shores pinned Thomas Brown late in the second round of their 120-pound match to give the Cowboys a 24-6 lead.

Brent Bannon continued the Cowboys’ momentum with a 9-0 major decision over Grant Leiphart at 126 pounds. After both teams forfeited at 132 pounds 138-pounder Michael Seyl extended the Crook County lead to 31-6 with a 7-1 decision over Patrick Leiphart.

Cole Ovens and John Crites then put the match out of reach with pins in their 145-pound and 152-pound matches to give the by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - John Crites turns Austin Katter onto his back during their 152-pound match. Crites won the match by fall early in the second period.Cowboys an insurmountable 43-6 lead.

Summit won their second match of the evening when Jacob Thompson pinned Brogan Howard late in the first round of their 160-pound match before Carson Raymond (170) and Clark Woodward (182) closed out the match with pins for the Cowboys.

Crook County is back in action Friday and Saturday when they compete in a pair of tournaments. The Cowboy varsity will be competing in the Reno Tournament of Champions, an individual format tournament, while the JV team will be at the Weisbrodt Duals, which feature some of the top varsity teams in Oregon.

Crook County 55, Summit 12

at Summit

195 — Zach Smith, CC, pinned Noah Yunker, S, 1:59. 220 — Trevor Rasmussen, CC, pinned Jose Luviano, S, :55. 285 — Jason Williams, CC, pinned John Murphy, S, :40. 106 — Quintin McCoy, S, pinned Jared Wheeler, CC, 1:50. 113 — double forfeit. 120 — Trey Shores, CC, pinned Thomas Brown, S, 3:36. 126 — Brent Bannon, CC, major decision over Grant Leiphart, S, 9-0. 132 — double forfeit. 138 — Michael Seyl, CC, dec. Patrick Leiphart, S, 7-1. 145 — Cole Ovens, CC, pinned Dustin Reyes, S, 3:34. 152 — John Crites, CC, pinned Austin Katter, S, 3:14. 160 — Jacob Thompson, S, pinned Brogan Howard, CC, 1:48. 170 — Carson Raymond, CC, pinned Dustin Follett, S, :58. 182 — Clark Woodward, CC, pinned Joey Reitz, S, 1:47.