Sherwood battles to third at tournament
OREGON CITY — The Sherwood High School wrestling team got its season off to a promising start, with a strong performance at the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Tournament, held Saturday at Oregon City High School.
The Bowmen finished in third place in the team standings at the 21-school event with a score of 192 points. Camas, Wash., finished in first place with a score of 250.5. North Medford was second at 232.5.
Senior Jack Murphy and junior Gaven Jolley helped lead the way for Sherwood at the tournament, each having second-place individual finishes.
Murphy was the runner-up in the 126-pound weight class, going 4-1 at the tourney.
Murphy opened up by pinning Beaverton's Drew Field in a time of 1 minute and 9 seconds. He then pinned Gresham's Colby Wheeler in 0:53 in a second-round match.
In the quarterfinals, Murphy got another fall, beating Hermiston's Gage Shilpley in 1:23. In the semifinals, Murphy notched a 9-2 decision win over North Medford's Calvin Cox.
In the 126 championship match, Murphy fell 7-2 to North Medford's Chase Mitchell.
Jolley took second place at 132 pounds.
Jolley, after receiving a first-round bye, needed just 20 seconds to pin South Albany's Hayden Watts in a second-round match. In the quarterfinals, Jolley got an 11-8 decision win over North Medford's Griffin Gutches. Jolley then pinned Woodburn's Freddy Hernandez in 2:00 in the semifinals.
In the 132 title bout, Jolley was edged 11-7 by Camas' Jack Latimer.
Sherwood junior Haden Munson finished third at 113 pounds. He went 3-1 at the tournament, pinning Mountainside's Alex Wessleman in 0:19 in the third-place match.
Sherwood junior Clayton Wengert finished third at 138. He went 4-1 at the tourney, getting a 10-4 decision win over Woodburn's William Sandoval in the third-place contest.
Sherwood senior Andrew Mabry finished third at 152. He went 3-1 at the tournament, beating North Medford's Thomas Hamilton by injury default in the third-place bout.
Bowmen freshman Bryan Cuthbertson placed third at 220. He went 3-1 at the tourney, pinning Gresham's Kodey Kromer in 2:33 in the third-place match.
Also for Sherwood at the tournament, senior Rustin Williams was fourth at 195, junior Jackson Barton was fifth at 220, sophomore Bram Nelson finished sixth at 145 and senior Jayden Cuthbertson was sixth at 285.
The Bowmen will be back in action today (Thursday) when they face Lakeridge in a Three Rivers League-opening dual match, starting at 7 p.m. at Lakeridge High School. Sherwood will then compete in the Rose City Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Westview High School.