Tualatin wrestlers take third at Don York Invite
Another tournament, another big performance for the Tualatin High School wrestling team.
The Timberwolves stepped up in tourney action again, taking third place at the 21-team Don York Invitational, held Friday and Saturday at Cleveland High School.
Tualatin took third place at the event with a score of 241.5 points, putting the Wolves just barely behind second-place Centennial, which had a score of 246. Newberg claimed the tournament team title with a score of 285.
Seniors Jake Reser, at 170 pounds, and Cody Van Meter, at 182, helped lead the way for Tualatin at the tournament, as they each took second place in their weight class.
Reser won his four four matches of the tournament by fall, before losing to Dusty Dodge of The Dalles in the 170 championship match.
Van Meter, after receiving a first-round bye, picked up two straight wins by pin, and a decision victory, before he lost to Mavrick Rask of St. Helens in the 182 title bout.
Also for the Wolves at the tournament, junior Chad Kailuli took third place at 120 pounds, junior Josiah Ingham was fourth at 132, senior Curtis Strahm was fourth at 220, freshman Braden Moore was fourth at 285, senior Noah Brooks was fifth at 152, and sophomore Brandon Chin was fifth at 195.
Tualatin, which is 1-0 in Three Rivers League dual matches, will be back in action on Thursday, when it faces rival Tigard in a league match to be held at Tigard High School. Varsity bouts are set to begin at 7 p.m.
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