Sherwood takes fourth in season-opening tournament
The Sherwood High School wrestling team wasted little time in getting after it in the 2019-20 season.
The Bowmen, in their first competition of the year, battled their way to fourth place in the team standings at the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Tournament, held Saturday at Oregon City High School.
Sherwood took fourth place at the 23-school event with a score of 232.5 points. That put the Bowmen just a half point behind third-place Hermiston. Sprague took first place with a score of 316.5. Redmond was second at 244.5.
Sherwood also had three tournament champions in junior Dallen Jolley at 145 pounds, senior Bram Nelson at 152 and junior Bryan Cuthbertson at 220.
Jolley opened the tournament by pinning Mountainside's Anthony Benedetti White in a time of 56 seconds. He then pinned Liberty's David Ponce in 5:09 in a second-round match. In the quarterfinals, Jolley posted a 19-2 technical fall win over Milwaukie's Wade Peterson. Jolley then pinned Hermiston's Jordan Franklin in 2:39 in the semifinals. In the 145 title match, Jolley got a 4-1 decision victory over Sprague's Brock McMullen.
Nelson started his tournament trek by getting an 11-0 major-decision win over Mountainside's Myloh Thai-Harbeck. Nelson followed that up by pinning Liberty's Xavier Luttrell in 0:50. In the quarterfinals, Nelson got a 13-1 decision win over Cole Brink from Lakeridge. In the semifinals, Nelson pinned Wilsonville's Austin Sharp in 0:56. In the 152 championship match, Nelson got a 3-2 decision win over Wilsonville's Caleb Wilde.
Cuthbertson, the Class 6A state tournament runner-up at 220 last year, pinned all five of his opponents at the season opening tournament.
Cuthbertson opened up the tourney by beating McMinnville's Rylee Charter in 0:30. In the second round, Cuthbertson pinned Beaverton's Miguel Solares in 1:36. Cuthbertson then bested Lakeridge's Spencer Lenius in 2:49. In the semifinals, Cuthbertson pinned Hermiston's Jonathan Lee in 2:44. In the 220 championship match, Cuthbertson bested Hermiston's Sam Cadenas in 4:39.
Also for Sherwood at the tournament, senior Nick Hekker was second at 120, senior Dominic Wynkoop was second at 285, sophomore Ethan Ritchie was third at 120, junior Malachi Tishendorf was third at 152 and sophomore Seth Glenn was sixth at 160.
The Bowmen will next be in action when they compete at the Rose City Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Westview High School. On Dec. 18, Sherwood will travel to Newberg for a Pacific Conference-opening dual match.
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