Lions wrestling can turn the tide against Sandy and Hillsboro
Allen, Beisley, Olmedo win Pacific Rim Armed Forces Tournament championships, Gadbois second, Albertson third, Richardson and St. Helens fourth
Only Northwest Oregon Conference champion Sandy and runner-up Hillsboro got farther into Class 5A state than the Lions last year, and it's time to flip the script.
St. Helens climbed to fourth at the Pacific Rim Armed Forces Tournament Jan. 6-7 in Seaside and could find itself with the Pioneers and Spartans at a new tournament this weekend as Friday, Saturday and Sunday's Oregon Classic at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond was canceled with heavy snowfall.
The Lions' match at Sandy received the same ruling on Wednesday.
"With all of the weather delays we have been having, our guys were really excited about being able to get out on the mat this week and wrestle," St. Helens coach Greg Gadbois said. "Making weight four days in a row is tough, but our guys handled it well and competed great."
The Pioneers and 145-pound junior Brody Diaz de Leon, whose fourth-place state spree at 126 helped his side to seventh, can't avoid St. Helens' three Pac-Rim champions.
Haidon Allen (132), Colton Beisley (170) and Miguel Olmedo (285) won titles in Seaside, and Zach Gadbois (second, 160) Colton Albertson (third, 285) and Nick Richardson (fourth, 160) reached the winners' stand.
"There's a really good mood in the wrestling room," said Allen, a senior.
The Lions were the Pac-Rim's only Class 5A wrestlers just as champion Tigard (213.5 points) was the only Class 6A side, and took fourth (117) behind Class 4A Scappoose (186.5) and Class 1B fifth-place Ilwaco (Wash., 192.5).
Allen pinned Vernonia freshman Austin Sicard in 25 quarterfinal seconds, survived Tigard junior Johnathan Grasser 4-3 in the semifinal and finished Stayton junior Bailey Archuleta in 3:49 for the championship.
Beisley was perfect in a 16-0 first-round major decision against Seaside freshman David Toyooka, then overpowered Warrenton junior Morgan Buey in 1:05 in the quarterfinals, beat Stayton senior Levi Summers 10-3 in the semifinals and finished Scappoose junior Zeddy Jamerson 11-4 in the final.
Olmedo proved untouchable in pins of Warrenton junior Beau Reynolds (1:06 in the first round), Stayton senior Anthony Detamore (1:22 in the semifinal) and Ilwaco junior Marcello Lazaro (3:18 for first).
Gadbois breezed through Columbia sophomore Wyatt Shewey in 16 first-round seconds and took Clatskanie senior John Adkinson down by 17-2 semifinal technical fall, but Tigard senior Parker Kuntz won the title match 9-6.
Albertson sank Knappa senior Justin Perdew in 28 first-round seconds but fell 6-5 to Lazaro in the quarterfinals.
He came right back, however, with pins of Corbett junior Zachary Jefferis (1:28), Perdew (1:28) and Detamore (3:47) in consolation and swept Scappoose junior Garrett Wood in a 6-0 third-place flourish.
Richardson whipped Ilwaco sophomore Chris Wood by 20-4 first-round technical fall but fell 10-2 to Kuntz in the quarterfinals. He bounced back against Warrenton junior Nolan Matthews (injury), Wood (10-5) and Adkinson (17-2 technical fall) in consolation, but Scappoose senior Jack Eggers snatched the third-place match 13-6.
The Pac-Rim performance was fantastic after Hillsboro, back from eighth at state where the visiting Lions were 10th, got the better of their conference opener in 51-21 fashion on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Allen (138) speared Spartans senior Jacob Schubmehl in 4:46, Richardson (160) took junior Wilfredo Peraza-Nava down in 1:23 and Beisley (170) edged freshman Trevor Schubmehl 8-4, but Hillsboro won four bouts by fall and accepted two forfeits.
Hillsboro Enrique Guerra, whom Olmedo bounced from the heavyweight consolation quarterfinals at state, just managed a 3-2 defeat of Albertson.
It was a much easier time at home the next day in a 66-18 win against Parkrose, as the Broncos accepted forfeits at 106, 120 and 195 but yielded the rest.
Tyler Neubaum (120, :34), Trevor Johnson (126, 5:38), Allen (138, :56), Dylan Lane (145, :54), Gadbois (160, 1:16), Beisley (170, :21), Jayden Smith (220, :50) and Olmedo (285, :59) all won by pin.
Ethan Hubbs (132), Chase Nelson (152) and Cody Leanna (182) accepted forfeits.
Hillsboro 51, St. Helens 21
Wednesday, Jan. 4
106: Damon Chavez, H, won by forfeit; 113: Tristin Keffer, H, pinned Joseph Austin, 1:22; 120: Cole Siemon, H, pinned Tyler Neubaum, 1:35; 126: Tanner Keffer, H, pinned Trevor Johnson, :14; 132: Nick Peterson, H, pinned Ethan Hubbs, 1:09; 138: Haidon Allen, SH, pinned Jacob Schubmehl, 4:46; 145: Caden Smith, H, def. Dylan Lane, 4-3; 152: Loudyn Reese, H, def. Chase Nelson, 11-5; 160: Nicholas Richardson, SH, pinned Wilfredo Peraza-Nava, 1:23; 170: Colton Beisley, SH, def. Trevor Schubmehl, 8-4; 182: Cody Leanna, SH, won by forfeit; 195: Marco Huerta, H, won by forfeit; 220: Jordan Hoover, H, pinned Jayden Smith, :41; 285: Enrique Guerra, H, def. Colton Albertson, 3-2.
St. Helens 66, Parkrose 18
Thursday, Jan. 5
106: Parkrose won by forfeit; 113: Parkrose won by forfeit; 120: Tyler Neubaum won by pin, :34; 126: Trevor Johnson won by pin, 5:38; 132: Ethan Hubbs won by forfeit; 138: Haidon Allen won by pin, :56; 145: Dylan Lane won by pin, :54; 152: Chase Nelson won by forfeit; 160: Zach Gadbois win by pin, 1:16; 170: Colton Beisley won by pin, :21; 182: Cody Leanna won by forfeit; 195: Parkrose won by forfeit; 220: Jayden Smith won by pin, :50; 285: Miguel Olmedo won by pin, :59.
Pacific Rim Armed Forces Tournament
at Seaside High School
113: Joseph Austin
Round 1: Austin def. Cody Murphy, Stayton, 4-3; Quarterfinal: Hunter Speelman, Columbia, def. Austin, injury; Consolation round 2: Elijah Bozied, Vernonia, def. Austin, injury.
120: Tyler Neubaum
Round 1: Neubaum pinned Luis Gonzalez, Tigard, 4:00; Quarterfinal: Ryan Ninman, Stayton, def. Neubaum, 19-4; Consolation round 2: Myles Moon, Columbia, pinned Neubaum, 2:17.
126: Trevor Johnson
Round 1: Joe Thompson, Ilwaco, pinned Johnson, :37; Consolation round 1: Jesse Spence, Yamhill-Carlton, pinned Johnson, :39.
132: Haidon Allen first
Round 1: Allen received a bye; Quarterfinal: Allen pinned Austin Sicard, Vernonia, :25; Semifinal: Allen def. Johnathan Grasser, Tigard, 4-3; First-place mach: Allen pinned Bailey Archuleta, Stayton, 3:49.
132: Ethan Hubbs
Round 1: Travis Puckett, Clatskanie, pinned Hubbs, :48; Consolation round 1: Hubbs pinned Donald LaTourette, Seaside, 4:34; Consolation round 2: Elias Sifford, Nestucca, def. Hubbs, 12-5.
138: Dylan Lane
Round 1: Jordan Whittles, Nestucca, pinned Lane, 1:44; Consolation round 1: Lane pinned Emmit Vincent, Columbia, :19; Consolation round 2: Lane pinned Owen Amerson, Yamhill-Carlton, 1:47; Consolation round 3: Justin Fletcher, Vernonia, pinned Lane, 3:00.
145: William Webb
Round 1: Max Amaro, Scappoose, def. Webb, 4-3; Consolation round 1: Webb def. Gabriel Lagana, Warrenton, 7-1; Consolation round 2: Tyler Ranta, Astoria, pinned Webb, 1:42.
152: Chase Nelson
Round 1: Brandon Duke, Ilwaco, pinned Nelson, :16; Consolation round 1: Nelson pinned Trent Bernsten, Clatskanie, :38; Consolation round 2: Logan Hillhouse, Scappoose, def. Nelson, 9-5.
160: Zachary Gadbois second
Round 1 - Gadbois received a bye; Quarterfinal: Gadbois pinned Wyatt Shewey, Columbia, :16; Semifinal: Gadbois def. Jon Adkinson, Clatskanie, technical fall, 17-2; First-place match: Parker Kuntz, Tigard, def. Gadbois, 9-6.
160: Nick Richardson fourth
Round 1: Richardson def. Chris Wood, Ilwaco, technical fall, 20-4; Quarterfinal: Parker Kuntz, Tigard, def. Richardson, tiebreaker, 10-2; Consolation round 2: Richardson def. Nolan Mathews, Warrenton, injury; Consolation round 3: Richardson def. Chris Wood, Ilwaco, 10-5; Consolation semifinal: Richardson def. Jon Adkinson, Clatskanie, technical fall, 17-2; Third-place match: Jack Eggers, Scappoose, def. Richardson, 13-6.
170: Cody Leanna
Round 1: Zachary Culver, Yamhill-Carlton, pinned Leanna, 2:38; Consolation round 1: Bowen Durkee (Columbia High School) 5-7 won by fall over cody leanna (St. Helens) 0-2 (Fall 4:33)
170: Colton Beisley first
Round 1: Beisley def. David Toyooka, Seaside, technical fall, 16-0; Quarterfinal: Beisley pinned Morgan Buey, Warrenton, 1:05; Semifinal: Beisley def. Levi Summers, Stayton, 10-3; First-place match: Beisley def. Zeddy Jamerson, Scappoose, 11-4.
285: Miguel Olmedo first
Round 1: Olmedo received a bye; Quarterfinal: Olmedo pinned Beau Reynolds, Warrenton, 1:06; Semifinal: Olmedo pinned Anthony Detamore, Stayton, 1:22; First-place match: Olmedo pinned Marcello Lazaro, Ilwaco, 3:18.
285: Colton Albertson third
Round 1: Albertson pinned Justin Perdew, Knappa, :28; Quarterfinal: Marcello Lazaro, Ilwaco, def. Albertson, 6-5; Consolation round 2: Albertson pinned Zachary Jefferis, Corbett, 1:28; Consolation round 3: Albertson pinned Justin Perdew, Knappa, 1:28; Consolation semifinal: Albertson pinned Anthony Detamore, Stayton, 3:47; Third-place match: Albertson def. Garrett Wood, Scappoose, 6-0.
1. Tigard 213.5
2. Ilwaco 192.5
3. Scappoose 186.5
4. St. Helens 117
5. Yamhill-Carlton 113
6. Stayton 111.5
7. Columbia (White Salmon, Wash.) 101
8. Nestucca 90
9. Vernonia 85
10. Astoria 83
11. Clatskanie 68
12. Seaside 61
13. Knappa 60
14. Corbett 57
15. Warrenton 28