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HERMISTON – The Hermiston boys wrestling team dominated the 3A Mid Columbia Conference meet, taking first place team honors after a score of 414.5 points. Southridge placed second followed by Walla Walla and Kennewick.
Wrestling on the home mats of Hermiston High School, the hometown fans saw six weight divisions decided with two Bulldog grapplers on the mat going at it for first place honors.
Bulldog champions included freshman Eddie Cervantes (113-pounds), junior Aiden Favorite (120-pounds), freshman Jaysen Rodriguez (126 pounds), sophomore Daniel Garza (132-pounds), senior Hunter Dyer (138 pounds), sophomore Benjamin Larson (160-pounds), junior Jaxson Gribskov (182-pounds), senior Jesse Vassey (220-pounds), and senior Sam Cadenas (285-pounds).
Team scores: 1. Hermiston, 414.5. 2. Southridge, 212.0. 3. Walla Walla, 167.0. 4. Kennewick, 132.0.
120-1st Place Match; Aiden Favorite (Hermiston) defeated Devin Boone (Southridge) by decision, 6-2.
145-5th Place Match; Grayson Hendon (Hermiston) defeated Jacob Rodrick (Southridge) by fall, 4:15.
152-1st Place Match; Drew Humphrey (Walla Walla) defeated Tama Tuia (Hermiston) by fall, 1:22.
195-3rd Place Match; Peyton Meyer (Kennewick) defeated Logan Royer (Hermiston) by fall, 1:31.
220-1st Place Match; Jesse Vassey (Hermiston) defeated Dallin Bowman (Southridge) by technical fall, 15-0.
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