Sherwood battles to second at Tualatin tourney
The Sherwood High School wrestling team seems to have both power and depth.
The Bowmen showed off their power and depth by battling their way to second place in the team standings at the Winter Warrior Memorial tournament, held Saturday at Tualatin High School.
Sherwood took second place in the team standings at the 15-school event with a score of 264 points. That put the Bowmen behind just Grants Pass, which took first place with a score of 283.
Sophomore Ethan Ritchie, at 113 pounds, senior Philip Resch, at 138, and senior Dominic Wynkoop, at 285, each had individual second-place finishes at the tournament to help lead the way for the Bowmen.
Ritchie, after receiving a first-round bye, opened the tourney by pinning Wilsonville's Kaden Dramer in a time of 1 minute, 55 seconds in a second-round match. In the quarterfinals, Ritchie pinned Grants Pass' Caleb Altheide in 0:54. Ritchie picked up another fall in the semifinals, beating Westview's Elias Mauck in 1:17.
In the 113 title bout, Ritchie lost a 13-9 decision to Tualatin's Chad Kailuli.
Resch, after receiving a first-round bye, pinned Tualatin's Gabe Ingham in 1:32 in a second-round match. In the quarterfinals, Resch notched a 7-3 decision win over South Salem's Anton Chacon. In the semifinals, Resch got a 9-8 decision win over Grants Pass' Ryan Johnston in a back-and-forth contest.
In the 138-pound title match, Resch lost by major decision to Robert Guenther of Silverton.
Wynkoop, after receiving a first-round bye, pinned Isaac Micky of South Salem in 1:07 in a second-round match. In the quarterfinals, Wynkoop defeated South Salem's Samiu Letisi by fall in 1:28. Wynkoop picked up another pin in the semifinals, beating Wilsonville's Noah Ochs in 4:40.
In the 285 title bout, Wynkoop lost to undefeated Jacob Barnes of McMinnville.
Sherwood also had five third-place finishers at the tournament.
Senior Nick Hekker went 3-1 at 120 pounds, including a 5-1 decision over Oscar Marks in the third-place match. At 132, senior Logan Swanson went 3-1, including a 2-0 win over Tualatin's Josiah Ingham in the third-place match.
At 152 pounds, Sherwood sophomore Seth Glenn went 3-1 for the tournament, including a 14-0 major decision win over Tualatin's Noah Brooks in the third-place match. At 160, senior Brody Stevens went 3-1, including an injury-default victory over Mountainside's Nicholas Calhoun in the third-place match.
At 182 pounds, Bowmen senior Ian Glenn went 3-1, including an 11-0 major decision win over McMinnville's Thomas Bates in the third-place bout.
Also for Sherwood at the tournament, junior Dallen Jolley was fourth at 138, senior Sam Fangon was fifth at 152, senior Bram Nelson was sixth at 145, senior Nick Severson was fifth at 285, junior Ashton Sarono-Ramos was sixth at 195 and senior Justin Bishop was sixth at 220.
Prior to the tournament, Sherwood scored a 61-18 win over Forest Grove in a Pacific Conference dual match held Jan. 23 at Forest Grove High School. With the victory, the Bowmen improved to 3-1 in Pacific Conference matches.
In the match at Forest Grove, Hekker (120 pounds), Swanson (132), Nelson (145), Seth Glenn (152), Fangon (160), Stevens (170), Ian Glenn (182) and Severson (285) all won by fall. Junior Samuel Shayegi got a major decision win at 220, Jolley won by decision at 138 and Ritchie won by forfeit at 113.
The Bowmen will be back in action on Thursday, when they host McMinnville in a Pacific Conference dual match. Varsity bouts are set to start at 7 p.m.
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