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2014 OSAA Wrestling Championship Updates

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Top-seeded 220 pound Devin Ray (top) won his first round match, and will advance to the quarterfinals later on Friday afternoon.PORTLAND - After the completion of the first round and consolation round, Scappoose still holds a slim lead on third place overall at the OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.The Indians still have nine of their 12 representing wrestlers in contention, including top-seeded Braxton Sue at 106 and Devin Ray at 220.

Sue won his first match of the day, getting an 8-1 decision over Ian Oppenlander of Madras. He’ll take on Derrick Hargraves of South Umpqua, who won his first match by 17-0 tech fall, in the second round.

Taylor Walden will also move on in to the quarterfinals after a 12-0 major decision in his first-round match with Jarred Dupont of Madras. He’ll have Newport’s Joshua Connor, who won by 19-7 major decision, in the quarterfinals.

Scappoose also picked up decisions from Cody Erhardt at 138, Hunter Hoyt at 145 and Ben Gadbois at 152.

Junior Johnathan Tardif won over La Pine’s Christopher Love by 15-0 technical fall, and senior 182-pounder Isaiah Goodrich got a 13-0 major decision in his first round match.

Tyson Broadbent won by fall in 1:14 over Hidden Valley’s Brandon Wrezinski, making for the only pin from a Scappoose wrestler in the first round. Senior Devin Ray rounded off the first-round victories with a 6-1 decision over Thomas Smalley of Sutherlin.

Colton Bush (113), Alex Foumal (132) and Zach Gadbois (132) each lost their initial match in the first round, and weren’t able to stay alive in the consolation bracket, ending their 2014 seasons.

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Lion senior Mario Olmedo wrestles in the first round. Olmedo won the bout by a 3-1 decision, and will wrestle in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.

In the 5A tournament, St. Helens currently sits in 15th with 12 total points. Freshman Myles Terry won a 7-2 decision in the first round, and will take on KiAnte Davis of Lebanon in the second round of championship matches later on Friday afternoon.

Michael Bowen and senior Mario Olmedo also picked up wins in the first round, Bowen by technical fall, and Olmedo by a narrow 3-1 decision.

Freshman Tyler Cooper lost his first match by fall late in the third round, but was able to bounce back and pin his opponent in 4:34 in the first match of the consolation bracket.

Haidon Allen also lost in the first round, but fought through an injury to pull out a 3-0 decision over Jefferson’s Hiag Brown.

St. Helens 170 pounder Zilen Nichols lost a tough match by technical fall in the first round, but picked up a pin of Roosevelt’s Chancellor Swar to stay alive in the consolation bracket.

Championship matches will begin later this afternoon.