Grant Union and Pine Eagle third and fourth at state wrestling

PORTLAND – The wrestling teams of the Prospectors and Spartans could just not keep up with the squad from Reedsport Charter as the OnPoint state wrestling championships wrapped up action on Saturday for the 2A/1A division.

Reedsport Charter finished the tournament with 106.5 points, edging our second place Culver with 103 points. Grant Union took third by the slimmest of margins over Pine Eagle with the Prospectors scoring 74 points compared to the Spartans’ 73 points.

Joseph/Wallowa finished just outside the top ten in 11th while Imbler was 15th. Crane was 17th followed by the combined team of Heppner/Ione in 18th. Another combined team, Union/Cove tied with Heppner/Ione in 18th and Enterprise was 22nd. Adrian finished the state tournament in 32nd.

Grant Union sophomore Justin Hodge returned home a state champion after taking a 5-3 decision over Toledo’s Kyle Haner in the 152-pound class. Hodge and Haner ended regulation tied and were forced to overtime to determine the state championship.

Pine Eagle junior Seth Butler finished his season with only two losses and a state title after Butler downed Coquille’s Brayden Clayburn in the championship match at 182 pounds. Butler managed the victory after a 2-1 decision.

Also taking a 2-1 decision was Grant Union senior Drew Lusco. Lusco finished his high school wrestling career with a state title in the 285-pound division with a win over Kenneth Johnston of Siltez Valley/Eddyville Charter.

Photo Gallery: State Wrestling Day 1 – Kirsti Cason

Photo Gallery: State Wrestling – Ed Peterson

Photo Gallery: State Wrestling Day 2 – Kirsti Cason

Team scores: 1. Reedsport Charter, 106.5. 2. Culver, 103. 3. Grant Union, 74. 4. Pine Eagle, 73. 5. Central Linn, 71. 6. Oakland, 69. 7. Toledo, 54. 8. Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter, 52. 9. Neah-Kah-Nie, 46. 10. Santiam, 42.5. 11. Bonanza, 40. 11. Jefferson, 40. 11. Joseph/Wallowa, 40. 14. Coquille, 33. 15. Imbler, 32. 16. Lakeview, 31.5. 17. Crane, 30. 18. Heppner/Ione, 27. 18. Union/Cove, 27. 20. North Lake, 22. 21. Illinois Valley, 21. 22. Enterprise, 20.5. 23. Colton, 20. 23. Lost River, 20. 25. Nestucca, 19. 25. Riddle/Days Creek, 19. 27. Glide, 17. 28. Vernonia, 15. 29. Rouge River, 12. 30. Lowell, 11. 31. Gold Beach, 10. 32. Adrian, 8. 33. Sheridan, 7. 34. Elgin, 6. 35. Myrtle Point, 4. 36. Glendale, 1. 37. Chiloquin, 0. 37. Gervais, 0. 37. Kennedy, 0. 37. Knappa, 0. 37. Monroe/Triangle Lake, 0. 37. North Douglas/Elkton, 0.

Individual results: 113: First place match, Garrett Burns (Imbler) over Coy Butner (Pine Eagle) by fall, 4:18. 120: Third place match, Chase Butner (Pine Eagle) over Adam Soloman (Reedsport Charter) by decision, 7-4. 126: Third place match, Christian Solomon (Reedsport Charter) over Cutter Tanaka (Pine Eagle) by decision, 8-5. 138: First place match, Hunter McIrvin (Central Linn) over Trace Evans (Enterprise) by decision, 7-5. 145: First place match, Lane Downing (Culver) over Zeb Ramsden (Joseph/Wallowa) by fall, 1:51. Third place match, Wyatt Patzke (Lakeview) over Carter Blackburn (Union/Cove) by fall, 2:48. 152: First place match, Justin Hodge (Grant Union) over Kyle Hayner (Toledo) in overtime, 5-3. 160: Trenton Hutchinson (Toledo) over Jace Coe (Heppner/Ione) by decision, 5-3. 182: Seth Butler (Pine Eagle) over Brayden Clayburn (Coquille) by deicision, 2-1. Third place match, Russell Hodge (Grant Union) over DQ DQ (Gold Beach) by fall, 3:00. 195: First place match, Travis Bennett (Neah-Kah-Nie) over Jerett Doman (Crane) by fall, 4:47. 220: First place match, Jimmy North (Central Linn) over Jonah Staigle (Joseph/Wallowa) by decision, 4-2. 285: First place match, Drew Lusco (Grant Union) over Kenneth Johnston (Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter) by decision, 2-1.

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