Buffalos, Bulldogs start wrestling season
The wrestling season started with Madras and Culver both wrestling at the Central Oregon Officials tournament in Bend Dec. 7. The Bulldogs and Buffalos both produced tournament champions, facing off against Central Oregon schools 6A Mountain View, 5A Ridgeview, 5A Crook County, 3A La Pine, 6A Bend, 6A Summit, and 1A Crane.
Culver placed fifth with 91 points, and Madras scored 58 points to place sixth. Mountain View (215), Ridgeview (132), Crook County (99) and La Pine (91.5) placed in the top four in the tournament.
At 145 pounds, Culver's Anthony Hood finished on top of the podium. Hood won his first two matches and wrestled Rixon Doman, of Crane, in the finals, winning by fall at the 3:36 mark.
Reece White, of Madras, placed first at 182 pounds, beating Anthony Lochner, of Ridgeview, in an 11-6 decision. White went 3-0 at the tournament.
Culver state champion Lane Downing placed second for the Bulldogs at 152 pounds. Downing lost by tech fall (19-2) at the 4:49 mark to Beau Ohlson, of Mountain View.
Up and comer Isaiah Toomey placed second at 170 pounds for the Bulldogs. The sophomore Toomey lost to Cannon Potts, of Mountain View, in a 14-7 decision.
Madras' Kody Zemke won his first two matches to make it to the finals at 220 pounds, but fell to Cole Jackson, of Mountain View, by fall at the 3:52 mark.
At 113 pounds, Brody Piercy placed third for Culver. Piercy was able to edge out Carmelo Farfaglia, of Crook County, in a close 9-7 decision.
Noel Navarro also placed third for Culver, only needing 33 seconds to pin Caleb Potts, of Mountain View.
Johan Jaimes (126) and Hunter Augustynovich (170) were both able to place fourth for Culver, while Dalton Kiefer (138) placed fourth for Madras.
The Bulldogs host the Culver Invitational Dec. 13-14, starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Madras will be wrestling at the Culver Invitational.
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