Crane wrestlers claim 1A State

HALFWAY – The Mustangs of Crane were crowned the 1A State team champions after action wrapped up in Halfway on Saturday, January 25.

Crane made their way past the host Pine Eagle team, 199-142. Elgin placed third with 107 points while North Lake, with an 86 total, was fourth. Joseph placed fifth, just 2.5 points ahead of sixth-place Adrian. Wallowa and Imbler wrapped up the team scoring.

One of the premier matches of the tournament occurred at the 113 class as Pine Eagle sophomore Coy Butner handed Imbler sophomore Garrett Burns only his second loss of the year. Butner also has only two losses for the season and downed Burns in a 5-0 decision in the championship match.

At 120 pounds, Pine Eagle’s Chase Butner remains with only a single loss for the year after taking a 9-0 major decision over Crane’s John Otley.

Pine Eagle continues to dominate the lower weight classes as junior Cutter Tanaka grabbed the title at 126 pounds and now stands at 28-1 for the season.

Team scores: 1. Crane, 199. 2. Pine Eagle, 141. 3. Elgin, 107. 4. North Lake, 86. 5. Joseph, 66. 6. Adrian, 63.5. 7. Wallowa, 39. 8. Imbler, 23.

Individual results: 106: First place match, Jack Roath (Crane) over Virginia Tolman (Adrian) by fall, 0:29. 113: First place match, Coy Butner (Pine Eagle) over Garrett Burns (Imbler) by decision, 5-0. Third place match, Gabriel Hasbell (Elgin) received a bye. 120: First place match, Chase Butner (Pine Eagle) over John Otley (Crane) by major decision, 9-0. Third place match, Will Seggerman (Pine Eagle) received a bye. 126: First place match, Cutter Tanaka (Pine Eagle) over Kenny Terry (Elgin) by fall, 3:15. Third place, Glen Starbuck (Crane) over Dusty Melchoir (Pine Eagle) by fall, 3:29. 132: First place match, Joe Lathrop (Elgin) over Rixon Damon (Crane) by fall, 3:31. Third place match, Anthony Grubaugh (Joseph) over Tyler McAulay (North Lake) by fall, 3:51. 138: First place match, Cutter Huff (Pine Eagle) over Levi Roath (Crane) by decision, 9-7. Third place match, Reece McConnell (Elgin) over Chase Andrade (Adrian) by decision, 14-9. 145: First place, Zeb Ramsden (Wallowa) over Wade Bond (Adrian) by major decision, 11-0. Third place match, Kennison Knifong (Wallowa) over MyKail Foster (Imbler) by decision, 5-3. Fifth place match, Jack Doman (Crane) over Mason Grassman (North Lake) by fall, 0:47. 152: First place match, Ty Hammond (Elgin) over Kyle Roe (Pine Eagle) by decision, 8-6. Third place match, Mason Hiteshaw (North Lake) over Riley Collins (Crane) by fall, 2:39. Fifth place match, Nikkilas Shumway (North Lake) over Tatin Ott (Crane) by fall, 2:24. 160: First place match, Seth Doman (Crane) over Craig Puckett (North Lake) by fall, 3:31. Third place match, Clayton Hammond (Elgin) over Logan Griffin (Adrian) by fall, 2:39. Fifth place match, Harley Miller (Joseph) received a bye. 170: First place match, Imani Schaefer (Crane) over Ronny Morello (Joseph) by fall, 1:45. Third place match, Leon Price (North Lake) over Lincoln Lovitt (Adrian) by fall, 2:35. 182: First place match, Seth Butler (Pine Eagle) over Tanner Davis (Crane) by fall, 3:24. Third place match, Laramie Hess (Joseph) received a bye. 195: First place match, Jerett Doman (Crane) over Dalton Puckett (North Lake) by fall, 3:12. Third place match, Blake Jenkins (Elgin) received a bye. HW: First place match, Jonah Staigle (Joseph) over Mats Ollenhauer (Adrian) by fall, 1:15.