Bulldogs lose to Cougars, beat Hood River in dual
The 2A Culver Bulldogs wrestling program hosted 6A Mountain View Jan. 8, losing to the Cougars 52-16 in the dual match.
The dual started at 160 pounds and Carson Fassett was able to win a 11-3 major decision over Culver's Hunter Augustynovich.
At 170 and 182 pounds Mountain View wrestlers Cannon Potts (170) and Ryan Caldreron (182) were both able to pin their Bulldog opponents late in the match. Potts pinned Isaiah Toomey at the 5:17 mark and Calderon pinned Andreas Mendez at the 5:48 mark.
Blake Ohlson (195) pinned Cole Brown, of Culver, at the 34 second mark.
Titus Schulz won by fall over Culver's Eduardo Penaloza at 220 pounds in 4 minutes and 18 seconds and Rory Eck by fall at the 1:25 mark over Bulldog wrestler Wylie Johnson.
Mountain View won their first six matches and took an early 34-0 lead over the Bulldogs.
The dual moved to 106 pounds and Culver freshman Debren Sanabria continues his dominance, beating Ethan Potts, by a 9-7 decision.
Drew Jones barely edged out Bulldog wrestler Brody Piercy (113) in a 3-2 decision, but Noel Navarro (120) was able to beat Andrew Worthington in an 8-3 decision.
At 126 pounds Tyson Oliver beat Johan Jaimes, of Culver, by fall in 2:32. The 132-pound match was also won Mountain View due to forfeit.
Anthony Hood (138) won by fall over Cougar wrestler Ryder Fassett at the 4:53 mark and Lane Downing (145) won an impressive 9-0 majority decision over Mountain View's Holden Korish.
Sayre Williams won a very close 7-6 decision over Culver's Wyatt Corwin at 152 pounds to close out the dual and Culver fell to 6A Mountain View 52-16.
"In my opinion, it was a fairly entertaining match," head coach J.D. Alley said. "It was way closer than that score probably indicated. We lost two one-point matches and we had two matches, where we found a way to get pinned in the last 30 seconds, trying to secure a win. I thought we would win around five matches and we won four. I thought if we could have won seven, it would have been a really good day for us.
"Some kids wrestled really well, especially our smaller lineup," he said. "Debren got another win and continues to impress us at 106 pounds."
Hood River beatdown
The very next day, Jan. 9, the Bulldogs traveled to Hood River Valley, defeating the 5A Eagles 52-27.
"A pretty good rebound for a 6A and 5A punch for us," Alley said. "I was relatively happy."
The dual started out at 106 pounds and Sanabria won by fall over Noah McElheran in 3:01. At 113 pounds, Piercy won a 12-2 major decision match over Carson Farlow.
Johan Jaimes won at 120 pounds due to forfeit and Navarro was able to pin Jayton Muenzer in 2:44.
Braeden Chapman (132) only needed 3:31 to pin Aiden Sewell and the Bulldogs took an early 28-0 lead in the first five matches.
At 138 pounds, Chad Muenzer was able beat Culver's Hood in a 16-2 major decision. Downing (145) pinned his challenger, Joel Bronson, in 56 seconds and Corwin won by fall at the 3:07 mark over Caleb Dehart.
Augustynovich only needed 1:56 to pin Javier Galvez at 160 pounds and Isaiah Toomey won by forfeit at 170 pounds.
Maverick Gellar (182) was able to defeat Isaac Andres, of Culver, by fall in five minutes and Andrew McCreery (195) pinned Culver's Cole Brown in 1:19.
At 220 pounds Hood River's Abraham Tinajero, won a 20-5 technical fall over Eduardo Penaloza and Danny Chavarria beat Culver's Wylie Johnson by fall in 1:40 to close out the dual.
The Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 52-27 and are gearing up for the Oregon Classic wrestling tournament at the Expo Center in Redmond, Jan. 17-18. Culver starts wrestling at 8 a.m. Jan. 17.
Culver has won the 2A portion of the Oregon Classic 14 years in a row and has won 16 out of the last 18 years.
"We know what this recipe looks like," said Alley. "It is very, very chaotic and probably the most strangest week of the season and it probably is for every body. It takes 19 mats to make the Classic go round, so it takes about every school in the tri-county area to cough up a mat ... or two, three, four mats if you are Culver. We finish out our last couple days with no mats in our room and nothing to practice on. Then all day Thursday we help lay out the mats."
"Somehow it all comes together and we crawl on the bus Friday morning to make weight," he said. "We begin wrestling early in the morning at 8 a.m. that will be a bit of a change. I can't remember the last time the Bulldogs started at 8 a.m.
"There is a good contention of 2A teams," Alley said. "We think the tournament is ours to lose and don't intend to do that. There should be some key matchups. The Classic is always a bit of a prelude to the state tournament. We start to see people make their final moves in weight classes and where we think they are going to be. We can kind of predict where we think other teams will have their kids. Hopefully we can get some key matches and see how we match up. Reedsport has some pretty good kids below 145 pounds; Crane has put together a better lineup than a year ago. There are some solid teams."
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