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CULVER – Unlike the numerous wrestling tournaments we cover throughout the year, easternoregonsports.com is providing full coverage of the OSAA Girls State Wrestling Tournament for all our eastern Oregon teams. To simply qualify and make the trip to Culver for the tournament is a testament to a season’s efforts and growth. We have state champions in the mix as well as female student athletes dropping out after two rounds. They both deserve the credit for making it to meet the best from around the state.
Team scores: 1. Forest Grove, 99.0. 2. Thurston, 75.0. 3. Hillsboro, 69.0. 4. Tillamook, 65.0. 5. St. Helens, 57.0. 6. North Medford, 53.0. 7. La Pine, 51.0. 8. Sweet Home, 49.0. 9. West Albany, 48.5. 10. Scappoose, 42.0. 11. Bend, 39.0. 11. Central Linn, 39.0. 13. Eagle Point, 37.0. 14. McKay, 35.5. 15. Centennial, 35.0. 16. Cleveland, 30.0. 16. Crater, 30.0. 16. Grant Union, 30.0. 19. Corvallis, 29.0. 20. Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter, 28.0. 20. West Linn, 28.0. 22. Irrigon, 26.0. 22. Vale, 26.0. 24. Dallas, 25.0. 24. Liberty, 25.0. 24. Oregon City, 25.0. 24. Redmond, 25.0. 28. Creswell, 24.0. 28. Newberg, 24.0. 30. Douglas, 22.0. 30. Tualatin, 22.0. 32. Crook County, 21.0. 32. Glencoe, 21.0. 32. Hidden Valley, 21.0. 32. Woodburn, 21.0. 36. Crane, 18.0. 36. Crescent Valley, 18.0. 36. Elgin, 18.0. 36. Mountain View, 18.0. 40. Estacada, 17.0. 40. Siuslaw, 17.0. 40. Springfield, 17.0. 40. West Salem, 17.0. 44. La Grande, 16.5. 45. Klamath Union, 16.0. 45. North Salem, 16.0. 47. Riverside, 15.0. 47. Roosevelt, 15.0. 49. Century, 14.0. 49. Rogue River, 14.0. 49. Toledo, 14.0. 52. Glendale, 13.0. 53. McNary, 11.0. 53. Oakridge, 11.0. 55. Canby 10.0. 56. Taft, 9.0. 57. Oakland, 8.0. 58. Willamina/Falls City, 7.0. 59. Ontario, 6.0. 60. Cascade, 5.0. 61. Hood River Valley, 4.0. 61. Molalla, 4.0. 61. The Dalles/Dufur, 4.0. 61. Westview, 4.0. 65. North Eugene, 3.0. 65. South Albany, 3.0. 65. Union, 3.0. 68. Henley, 1.0. 68. McDaniel, 1.0. 68. North Valley, 1.0. 71. Baker/Powder Valley, 0.0. 71. Banks, 0.0. 71. Benson, 0.0. 71. Cottage Grove, 0.0. 71. David Douglas, 0.0. 71. Dayton, 0.0. 71. Grants Pass, 0.0. 71. Illinois Valley, 0.0. 71. Kennedy, 0.0. 71. Mountainside, 0.0. 71. Newport, 0.0. 71. North Bend, 0.0. 71. Reynolds, 0.0. 71. Ridgeview, 0.0. 71. Sherwood, 0.0. 71. Southridge, 0.0. 71. Warrenton, 0.0
La Pine Hawks
The Hawks placed highest in the team scores among eastern Oregon teams, finishing seventh. La Pine was led by their state champion in the 135-pound division, Kira Kerr. After receiving a bye for her first match, Kerr downed McKay’s Marlene Ramirez and Siuslaw’s Hayden Miller, both by pin to hit the mat for a state title. In the battle for the state medal, Kerr took an 8-6 decision over Forest Grove’s Makaila Takahashi. Kerr finishes the year with a 31-2 record.
Adding to Kerr’s state title, La Pine’s Julietta Leal placed fifth at 125 pounds. Leal made her way through the consolation bracket after falling in her first match to Oakridge’s Kaili Kirkhart by pin. After picking up a bye in the first round of consolation, Leal pinned St. Helen’s Kallee Kester and took a 4-0 decision over North Medford’s Rocio Perez in her next two matches. Taking a loss in the consolation semifinals by a 2-5 decision to Toledo’s Klaira Flatt, Leal again met Kirkhart, her first-round opponent. In one of the more exciting matches of the day, Leal avenged the early morning loss, wrestling into overtime before taking a 9-7 decision and a fifth-place finish. Leal finishes the season with a 32-6 record.
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Wrestling at 145 pounds, La Pine’s Riley Allison placed sixth for the Hawks. Allison opened the tournament with a 7-4 decision over Newport’s Laura Merino, but fell in the quarterfinals to Crater’s Bailey Grecco by decision, 9-2. Winning her next two matches by pin, Allison was downed in the consolation semifinals by Centennial’s Emma Johnson in a close 7-6 match. Wrestling for fifth place, Allison was pinned by North Salem’s Icela Sanchez Rodriguez, placing sixth for the state tournament. Aliison finishes the year 28-9.
La Pine’s fourth member of the state team, Reine Bissember won her first-round match before falling in the quarterfinals and the second round of consolation. Bissember finishes the season with a 13-7 record.
Grant Union Prospectors
Grant Union can claim a 16th-place team finish and a state champion. Mallory Lusco had a perfect state tournament, pinning all her opponents on the way to a state medal. Lusco started her state run with a pin over South Albany’s Reagan Alernaz followed up by a pin over Century’s Madison Giesbers. In the semifinals at 235 pounds, Lusco again pinned her opponent, Centennial’s Rose Williams. Meeting Irrigon’s Stephanie Romero for a state title, Lusco took the pin at the 3 minute, 15 second mark to stand atop the podium. Lusco finishes the year with a 16-2 record.
Zoey Beam finished her season with a 13-8 record and a 1-2 finish at the state tournament wrestling in the 110-pound class. Wrestling at 170 pounds, Jaydika Anderson also finished 1-2 at state and finishes the season 1-7. Delaney Coombs also finished her state tournament with a 1-2 record and wraps up the season with a 3-8 record.
The Irrigon girls placed 22nd in the team finish led by Stephanie Romero’s second place finish at 235 pounds. Romero opened the tournament with a 3-0 decision over North Valley’s Breanna Meek and then promptly pinned her next two opponents, advancing to the first-place match. As stated above, Romero fell to Grant Union’s Mallory Lusco, grabbing a second-place finish. Romero wrapped the season with a 5-7 record.
In the 145-pound division, Brittanie Ely fell in her first match to North Salem’s Icela Rodriguez and entered the consolation bracket. Winning her next two matches, Ely fell in the third round of consolation to La Pine’s Riley Allison. She finishes the season with a 4-7 record.
Tied with Irrigon for 22nd, the Vale Vikings saw their two state qualifiers in the same weight division. Ava Collins picked up third place in the 140-pound class, winning her first two matches by pin before falling to Creswell’s Brielle Brick in the semifinals by pin. Collins rebounded in the consolation semifinals with a pin over Bend’s Jessie McIver and in the battle for third place, Collins pinned North Medford’s Isabella Prinslow at the 3:56 mark. Collins finishes the season, 13-3 overall.
Also in the 140-pound division, Jessica Williams won her opening match, but was pinned in the quarterfinals by Hidden Valley’s Megan Peterson. Williams ended her state tournament with a loss to Bend’s Jessie McIver by pin. Williams wraps up her season with a 5-9 overall record.
Crane only needed a single wrestler to grab a 36th place team showing in the standings. Gracie Baker placed fourth, wrestling in the 190-pound class. After pinning Rogue River’s Lillyan Jaramillo to start her state run, Baker’s quarterfinal opponent was forced out due to a medical forfeit. Baker lost in the semifinals to Forest Grove’s Ella Taplin (Taplin finished the season with a perfect 31-0 record), bouncing back in the consolation semifinals with a win over Hidden Valley’s Olivia McCurdy by pin. In the battle for third place, Baker was pinned by Corvallis’ Georgia Buehler. Baker finishes the season with a 10-4 record.
Matching Crane’s point total for 36th and also doing it with only a single wrestler, Elgin’s Aryanna Albright placed fourth in the 235-pound class. Albright dominated her first two matches, winning both by pin. In the semifinals, Albright fell to Irrigon’s Stephanie Romero, bouncing back in the consolation semifinals with a win over McNary’s Yared Calderon by pin. In the battle for third place, Albright was pinned by Liberty’s Faith Wooley. Albright wrapped up her season with a 8-5 record.
La Grande Tigers
With three wrestlers on the mats, the La Grande Tigers finished in the 44th slot in the team point totals. The points came from Delia Gulzow’s fifth-place finish in the 115-pound class. Gulzow dominated her first-round opponent, winning by technical fall, 15-0. After a loss to Taft’s Ryan Sou in the quarterfinals, Gulzow won her next two matches by pin. In the consolation semifinals, Gulzow was pinned by Klamath Union’s Hayleigh Dukes, coming back in the fifth-place match with a win by pin over Taft’s Sou, the opponent she fell to in the quarterfinals. Gulzow finishes the season with a 27-6 record.
Wrestling at 105 pounds, Dora Galindo finished 1-2 for the state tournament and 9-8 for the season. Kaitlin Brock, wrestling at 155 pounds, also finished 1-2 for state and wrapped up her season with a 7-10 record.
The Riverside Pirates finished 47th in the team standings based solely on Valeria Echevarria’s third place showing in the 110-pound class. After falling in her first-round match to West Albany’s Ariana Martinez, Echevarria battled back through the consolation round, winning five matches in a row. In her final match, Echevarria downed Ashley Wilis of St. Helens by pin for third place. Echevarria finishes her season with a 19-4 record.
Hannah Hernandez’s sixth place finish at 130 pounds propelled the Ontario Tigers to a 59th place finish in the team standings. Hernandez fell in her opening match, bouncing back to win her next three matches, two of those by decision. In the consolation semifinals, Hernandez fell to Redmond’s MacKenzie Shearon and in the battle for fifth place, Hernandez was pinned by Tillamook’s Arianna Brown. Hernandez finished the season at 13-7.
Jenna Denton represented Union and pushed the Bobcats to a a 65th place finish. Denton, wrestling in the 165-pound division, was victorious in two of her four matches. She finishes the season with a 1-4 record.
Two Bulldog wrestlers helped Baker/Powder Valley to a 71st team finish. Sarah Plummer, wrestling at 145 pounds, won one of her three matches and finishes the season with a 16-11 record. Sheylin Karolski, wrestling at 170 pounds, also won one of her three matches and finishes the season with an 8-19 record.
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