Jack Eggers, Jimmy Jones, Garrett Wood lead youthful Scappoose wrestling
Jack Eggers, Jimmy Jones and Garrett Wood are the Indians' competitors to watch.
The seniors, back at 170, 182 and 285 respective pounds, will try to become Scappoose's first state champion since Isaiah Goodrich at 182 in 2014.
Eggers eyes his third qualification while Jones and Wood will go for their second.
"It should be an exciting season," third-year Tribe coach Nick Byrd said. "We have a lot of guys who have put in a lot of work in the offseason, and we have some talented seniors that are great team leaders along with some younger guys that are hungry to get back on the mat. We have a room full of guys that are working hard to achieve their goals and pushing to make each other better."
Steven Hensley (145) and Isaac Cook (160) are fourth-year veterans in search of their first state runs.
The Indians' first challenge is the Ron James Round Robin scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday against Class 6A fourth-place Century, Class 6A Barlow and host Hillsboro, back from 10th in Class 5A.
SEASON OUTLOOK: With Crook County, Tillamook and Banks back from respective second, sixth and ninth in Class 4A, the Indians have an elite rival trio against whom their up-and-coming wrestlers can pull their weight in their return from 20th.
COACH: Nick Byrd (Third year)
CLASSIFICATION: Class 4A, Cowapa League
RETURNING STATE QUALIFIERS: Jack Eggers, sr., 170; Jimmy Jones, sr., 182; Garrett Wood, sr., 285.
ROSTER: Steven Hensley, sr., 145; Isaac Cook, sr., 160; Jack Eggers, sr., 170; Jimmy Jones, sr., 182; Garrett Wood, sr., 285; Brendyn Nollette, jr., 106; Blake Johnston, jr., 138; Braydon Merrow-Hansen, jr., 138; Bryan Villada-Millan, jr., 138; Austin Norgaard, jr., 145; Austin Spiller, jr., 145; Max Amaro, jr., 152; Stephen Hanson, jr., 182; Bret Couch, jr., 220; Ben DeGrande, jr., 220; Quincy Cleveland, jr., 285; AJ DeGrande, so., 106; Peyton Healey, so., 120; Emma Jones, so., 120; Colton Frates, so., 120; Ricardo Gonzalez, so., 145; Trevor Jackson, so., 152; Devon Doak, so., 152; Jayze Zeller, so., 160; Jakobi Kessi, so., 195; Jackson Lehman, so., 285; Jericho Archer, so., 285; Brent Garrison, fr., 132; Carsen Andersen, fr., 138; DJ Backus, fr., 138; Deacon Smith, fr., 145; Brett Kreiger, fr., 182; Cutter Sandstrom, fr., 220.
Dec. 1 Scappoose at Ron James Round Robin, 4 p.m., in Hillsboro
Dec. 2 Scappoose at Ranger Classic, 10 a.m., in Estacada
Dec. 8-9 Scappoose at Muilenburg Tournament, in La Grande
Dec. 12 Castle Rock (Wash.) at Scappoose, 6 p.m.
Dec. 16 Scappoose at Molalla Tournament
Dec. 21 Scappoose at Gladstone Invitational
Jan. 5-6 Scappoose at Pac-Rim Tournament, in Seaside
Jan. 10 Scappoose at Banks, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12-13 Scappoose at Oregon Classic, in Redmond
Jan. 17 Astoria, Seaside at Scappoose, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Scappoose at Tigard Invitational
Jan. 24 Tillamook at Scappoose, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 Scappoose at Cowapa League Championships, 5 p.m., in Tillamook
Feb. 9-10 Scappoose at District 1 Championships, 5 p.m., in Molalla
Feb. 16-17 Class 4A State Championships, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Portland