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Lower weight power keys Cowboy victory, and second Crook County team takes sixth at Sisters event

The Crook County High School wrestling team showed just how deep they are on Saturday, easily winning the Perry Burlison Invitational at Cascade High School, and finishing in sixth place at the Central Oregon Officials Tournament, which was held in Sisters.

"I think overall it was a great effort from the team here and the team at Sisters," head coach Jake Gonzales said from Cascade High School. "Overall it was a great day of wrestling. We still have to get better, but it was good."PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Crook County's Ross McKinney, in gold, works against Summit's Davis Hoffman during the Central Oregon Official's Tournament held Saturday in Sisters.

The Cowboys didn't just win at Cascade, they made a statement, overwhelming second-place Thurston, who took second ahead of the Cowboys at last year's unofficial state championship.

Crook County amassed 250 points, compared to 201 for Thurston. Third-place Scappoose was far behind with 128 points, while Sweet Home finished fourth with 120 points and Cascade took fifth with 99.5 points at the 20-team tournament.

The sixth-place finish at Sisters looks even better when you consider that it was the Cowboy JV team wrestling against 15 varsity wrestling programs.

Mountain View won with 193.5 points, while La Pine took second with 170. Henley came way with third place with 95 points. They were followed by Culver, 92.5, Ridgeview, 91 and Crook County, 79.5.

The Cowboys crowned five individual champions at Cascade and one at Sisters. Throw in a second-place finish from MaKenna Duran at the Central Oregon Officials Women's Tournament, and it was a good day for Crook County.

"We pushed six into the finals and five out of the six won, so yeah, it's good," Gonzales said of the Cascade tournament. "I'm proud of the effort of the guys on the whole team. I haven't talked to the guys at Sisters, but we looked up some results so I think overall it is a good effort from everyone. MaKenna has been battling. She's been doing the right things in that room and you are seeing the work, so yeah, she did awesome."

Wrestling at 129 pounds, Duran lost her opening round match 5-4 over eventual tournament champion Julietta Leal of La Pine, then won her remaining matches to finish second.

At Cascade, the Cowboys dominated the lighter weights as Alberto Flores, 106, Landon Lavey, 113, Mitch Warren, 120, and Tucker Bonner, 126, all won individual titles. At 195 pounds, Ray Solis also won an individual championship for the Cowboys.

"That light end is pretty tough, but I believe in all my guys," Gonzales said. "We just have to continue to get better. We will be pretty tough."

In Sisters, it was Mason Lacey who took first place for the Cowboys at 113 pounds.

Other Cowboys to place at Cascade included Gavin Sandoval, second at 152; Cash Wells, third place at 132; Brayden Duke, third at 182; Jubal Brumble, third at 220; Wyatt Wood, fourth at 138; and Garrett Cobb, fifth at 145 pounds.

At Sisters, other placers included Duke Wentzel, second at 106 pounds; Ross McKinney, second at 145 pounds; Preston Duke, third at 195; and Robert Lacey, fourth at 132 pounds.

The Crook County varsity is back in action on Thursday when they go on the road for a dual meet at Thurston. Crook County stays on the road continuing west, to compete Friday and Saturday in the Coast Classic at North Bend High School. Meanwhile, the Cowboy JV team will compete at the Culver Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Perry Burlison Invitational

at Cascade High School in Turner

Team scores – Crook County 250, Thurston 201, Scappoose 128, Sweet Home 120, Cascade 99.5, Stayton 81, South Salem 80.5, Tigard 75, Lebanon 72, West Albany 60, Siuslaw 56, McKay 55, Elmira 52, Central 51, Philomath 29, Elgin 27, North Marion 19, Cottage Grove 18, Central Linn 17, Newport 3.

Individual results

106 – 1. Alberto Flores, Crook County. 2. David Cumpiano, West Albany. 3. Kanoe Kelly, Thurston. 4. Mason Hakki, Thurston. 5. Brody Copple, Cascade. 6. River Sandstrom, Philomath.

113 – 1. Landon Lavey, Crook County. 2. Kyle Sieminski, Sweet Home. 3. Aundre Chacon, South Salem. 4. Jake Stutesman, Thurston. 5. Landon Carver, Lebanon. 6. Colton Barklow, Elmira.

120 – 1. Mitch Warren, Crook County. 2. Atticus Waddell, Tigard. 3. Colton Annis, Thurston. 4. Hunter Downs-Getchell, South Salem. 5. Conrad Baxter, Stayton. 6. Jake Merritt, Central.

126 – 1. Tucker Bonner, Crook County. 2. Benjamin Hernandez, Philomath. 3. Chase Ringwald, Philomath. 4. William Dunn, Thurston. 5. Mason Kisling, Lebanon. 6. Kyle Watkins, Sweet Home.

132 – 1. Mauro Michel, Stayton. 2. Jacob Sieminski, Sweet Home. 3. Cash Wells, Crook County. 4. Anthony Comer, Scappoose. 6. Eduardo Matheus, Thurston. 6. Sean Regas, Thurston.

138 – 1. Rene Cruz, South Salem. 2. Cade McCallister, Tigard. 4. Wyatt Wood, Crook County. 4. Elijah Southern, Thurston. 5. Braylin Ruchti, Thurston. 6. Tanner Wallace, Lebanon.

145 – 1. Kolton Malone, Thurston. 2. Ashtin Kauffman, Scappoose. 4. Eli Howard, Stayton. 4. Derrek Sossie, West Albany. 5. Garrett Cobb, Crook County. 6. Brayden Burton, Lebanon.

152 – 1. Logan Slonecker, Thurston. 2. Gavin Sandoval, Crook County. 3. Ruben Fox, Elmira. 4. Reece McConnell, Elgin. 5. Antonio Guarnieri, North Marion. 6. Josiah Wynn, Lebanon.

160 – 1. Hunter Harwood, Thurston. 2. Ethan Dunigan, Central. 3. Wyatt Anicker, Scappoose. 4. Chase Dennis, Tigard. 5. Anton Chacon, South Salem. 6. Kaden Zajic, Sweet Home.

170 – 1. Mason Buss, Siuslaw. 2. Benjamin Rintoul, Scappoose. 3. Sawyer Casarez, Thurston. 4. Boden Lindberg, West Albany. 5. Joseph Lathrop, Elgin. 6. Jason Ritchie, Stayton.

182 – 1.Lance VanHoose, Cascade. 2. Trey Dieringer, Scappoose. 3. Brayden Duke, Crook County. 4. Gavin Harris, McKay. 6. Jacob Beauchamp, Central Linn. 6. Blake Perlichek, Cascade.

195 – 1. Ray Solis, Crook County. 2. Tucker Weld, Sweet Home. 3. Pablo Gonzalez-Solis, Lebanon. 4. Elijah Ritter, Scappoose. 5. Andrew Snyder, Cascade. 6. Malaky Barr, Cottage Grove.

220 – 1. Trevor Goldman, South Salem. 2. Omar Sanchez, McKay. 3. Jubal Brumble, Crook County. 4. Joaquin Lopez, Scappoose. 5. Anthony Manzo-Ledezma, Central. 6. Tucker Melton, Cascade.

285 – 1. Teagan Allen, Cascade. 2. Colby Gazeley, Sweet Home. 4. Luke Wolgamott, Elmira. 4. Raul Velasquez, Tigard. 6. J.C. Gentry, Siuslaw. 6. Cole Johns, Cottage Grove.

Central Oregon Officials Tournament

at Sisters

Team scores – Mountain View 193.5, La Pine 170, Henley 95, Culver 92.5, Ridgeview 91, Crook County 70.5, Bend 71, Burns 71, South Albany 68, Sisters 57.5, McLoughlin 40, Crane 36, Madras 26, Summit 15, Caldera 0, North Lake 0.

Individual results

106 – 1. Tyson Flack, La Pine. 2. Duke Wentzel, Crook County. 3. Ryan Glascock, Burns. 4. Braden Overbay, Ridgeview.

113 – 1. Mason Lacey, Crook County. 2. Riley Flack, La Pine. 3. Eric Larwin, Bend. 4. Samuel Baldwin, Ridgeview.

120 – 1. Dylan Clark, Henley. 2. Landyn Philpott, La Pine. 3. Kale Cornell, Burns. 4. Debren Sanabria, Culver.

126 – 1. Ethan Potts, Mountain View. 2. Kyle Nichols, Henley. 3. John Otley, Crane. 4. Riley Ore, Henley.

132 – 1. Andrew Worthington, Mountain View. 2. Oliver Barnes, Burns. 3. Noel Navarro, Culver. 4. Robert Lacey, Crook County.

138 – 1. Drew Jones, Mountain View. 2. Devon Kerr, La Pine. 3. Kellen Hanson, South Albany. 4. Sean Craven, Bend.

145 – 1. Dylan Mann, La Pine. 2. Ross McKinney, Crook County. 3. Ben Cooper, Sisters. 4. Wyatt McClain, Bend.

152 – 1. Jackson Potts, Mountain View. 2. Brayden Newport, South Albany. 3. Kevin Peasley, Burns. 4. Nathan Jones, Mountain View.

160 – 1. Garrett Forbes, La Pine. 2. Kaden Lorimor, La Pine. 3. Wyatt Maffey, Sisters. 4. Kellen Murphy, Bend.

170 – 1. Liam Byrne, Mountain View. 2. Isaiah Toomey, Culver. 3. Brady David, Madras. 4. Jake Doman, Crane.

182 – 1. Dylan Hankey, La Pine. 2. Justin Reason, Ridgeview. 3. Sayre Williamson, Mountain View. 4. Estefan Muneton, Henley.

195 – 1. Alex Garcia-Ortega, Mountain View. 2. Gunnar McBean, McLoughlin. 3. Preston Duke, Crook County. 4. Tyler Ringering, Mountain View.

220 – 1. Joseph Martin, Ridgeview. 2. Tanner Wells, McLoughlin. 3. Mathew McCoy, Henley. 4. J. Daniel Carillo, Ridgeview.

285 – 1. Wylie Johnson, Culver. 2. Grant Lemery, Mountain View. 3. Matthew Cobb, South Albany. 4. Kadin Yeager, La Pine.

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