Canby outscores West Linn and qualifies 10 for the 6A state tournament coming up this weekend at Sandy High

The Canby High wrestling team will head to the state tournament with a 10-man contingent and the Three Rivers League tournament championship in its pocket. Overall, the Cougars scored 371.5 points to claim the league title Feb. 19 and saw 18 of its squad pick up places during the tournament. Matthew Young, Ty Ewers, Matthew Hagen and Colin Kennedy walked away with individual titles, but this was a team performance throughout the weight classes for Canby.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Canby's Matthew Young during his championship match win against West Linn's Tripp Moussavi. Young would go on to win the district title and qualify for state.

Here's a look at the Canby placers (state qualifiers denoted by *).

106 pounds – *1st) Matthew Young. Defeated Tripp Moussavi (WL) by 2-0 decision in championship match. 113 pounds – 4th) Austin Matthews. Lost to Oscar Curellar by fall (1:25) in third-place match. 113 pounds – 6th) Brady Froyd. Lost to Nash Baringa (West Linn) by fall (5:19) in fifth-place match. 120 pounds - *2nd) Craig Williams. Lost to Wyatt Stahl (OC) by fall (5:54) in championship match. 120 pounds – 5th) Nico Yazzolino. Defeated Cole Finck (OC) by fall (3:47) in fifth-place match. 126 pounds - *1st) Ty Ewers. Won by disqualification over Henry Dillingham (WL) in championship match. 132 pounds - *3rd) Landon Sprague. Won by decision (7-3) over Carson Stahl (OC) in third-place match. 132 pounds – 5th) Benjamin Young. Won by decision (8-4) over Vincent Robers (Tualatin) in fifth-place match. 138 pounds – 5t) Thomas Marquez. 6th) Peter Sansone. Marquez defeated Sansone by major decision (14-2) in fifth-place match. 145 pounds – 5th) Zach Netter. Won by fall (3:24) over Ethan Petrone (OC) in fifth-place match. 152 pounds - *2nd) Ethan Ensrud. Dropped 6-4 decision to Chase Dennis (Tigard) in championship match. 152 pounds - *3rd) James Keinonen. Defeated Daniel Olivia (Tualatin) by a 5-4 decision in third-place match.

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Canby's Cash Montgomery during his championship match at 170 pounds at the district meet. He would lose the match, but qualify for the state tournament this weekend. 160 pounds - *2nd) Wyatt Samarin. Lost by 6-3 decision to Logan Sunnell (Tualatin) in championship match. 170 pounds – *2nd) Cash Montgomery. Lost to Justin Rademacher (West Linn) by technical fall (16-1) in championship match. 170 pounds – 5th) Isaiah Parsons. Defeated Makia Wilks (OC) by fall (1:35) in fifth-place match. 182 pounds – 6th) Luke Harms. Was defeated by fall (0:36) by Sabon Tanaha (Tualatin) in fifth-place match. 220 pounds - *1st) Matthew Hagen. Won by fall (5:19) over Liam Armstrong (WL) in championship match. 285 pounds - *1st) Colin Kennedy. Won by fall (1:33) over Charlie Freadman (Tualatin) in championship match.

The 6A state tournament will be Feb. 26-27 at Sandy High School.

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