Woodburn wrestling splits duals with Canby, Hood River Valley
WOODBURN, Ore. — After competing in both the Weisbrodt Invitational on Dec. 1 and the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Tournament on Dec. 4, Woodburn earned its first team victory against the visiting Hood River Valley Eagles 51-30 on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
It wasn't a perfect night for the home team who also competed against the Canby Cougars and were defeated 59-20.
Woodburn wrestling collected most of its winning scores from a series of forfeitures over Hood River Valley, collecting six points apiece in the 106-pound weight class (Irene Rodriguez), 126 (Yajaira Reyes), 160 (Ernie Preciado), 195 (Jovani Tapia), 220 (Santiago Roque), and 285 (Ricardo Ascencio).
There were a series of victories though that helped secured the win for Woodburn. At 120 pounds, Woodburn's Joshua Gara pinned Hood River Valley's Jacob Smith at the 4:57 mark of the match; in the 145-pound weight class Benito Roman pinned Hood River Valley's Kevin Castro less than 30 seconds into the second round, officially at the 2:28 mark of the match.
At 152 pounds Woodburn's Jose Garcia won a 9-3 decision over Jack McLaughlin to contribute another three points to Woodburn's total 51.
Against Canby, Woodburn had a tougher night on the mat. The Cougars leapt out to a fast 35-0 lead with pins and technical falls from the 106-pound division up to 138. Woodburn's Benito Roman was the first Bulldog to break the streak, earning a 19-4 technical fall over Canby's Zach Netter. After that though the Cougars scored four more consecutive victories by pinfall before Woodburn got back on the board.
Jovani Tapia won his 195-pound matchup by forfeiture; Santi Roque earned three points for the Bulldogs with a 6-2 decision victory over Canby's Matthew Hagen at 220 pounds; and heavyweight Ricardo Ascencio pinned Canby's Colin Kennedy at 4:20 of the match.
According to Trackwrestling.com the Bulldogs next duals will be on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
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