Vale’s Richardson Runner Up At Culminating Tournament

COTTAGE GROVE – Vale junior Tyler Richardson finished the Oregon Wrestling Association’s culminating tournament with a second-place finish on Thursday, June 24 in Cottage Grove.

Richardson was the lone eastern Oregon wrestler to finish in the top four among all weight classes.

After taking care of her first two opponents by a pin and a major decision victory, Richardson fell in a close 2-5 decision to Oregon City’s Bella Amaro, an undefeated opponent this year in the 140-pound division. Richardson came into the meet as the defending state champion.

Richardson’s finish resulted in Vale placing 24th in the team standings, the highest among eastern Oregon teams. Baker placed 37th followed by La Grande’s and Ontario’s 40th place showing, both teams scoring 3 points. .

Team scores: 1. Thurston, 107.0. 2. Sweet Home, 62.0. 3. Oregon City, 50.0. 4. North Medford, 48.0. 5. Forest Grove, 47.0. 6. Hillsboro, 43.0. 7. Cottage Grove, 40.0. 8. La Pine, 37.0. 8. North Salem, 37.0. 10. Hood River, 35.0. 11. Estacada, 30.0. 12. Bend, 27.5. 13. West Albany, 25.0. 14. Milwaukie, 24.0. 14. West Linn, 24.0. 16. Cleveland, 23.0. 17. McKay, 22.0. 17. Newberg, 22.0. 19. Ashland, 18.0. 19. Central Linn, 18.0. 19. Eagle Point, 18.0. 19. Elmira, 18.0. 19. Gervais, 18.0. 24. Vale, 17.0. 25. Oakridge, 16.0. 26. Glencoe, 15.0. 27. Lincoln, 14.0. 27. Ridgeview, 14.0. 29. Tillamook, 12.0. 30. Beaverton, 11.0. 30. Molalla, 11.0. 30. Springfield, 11.0. 33. Siuslaw, 10.0. 33. St. Helens, 10.0. 35. Klamath Union, 9.0. 35. The Dalles, 9.0. 37. Baker, 4.0. 37. Hidden Valley, 4.0. 37. Roosevelt, 4.0. 40. Banks, 3.0. 40. Canby, 3.0. 40. Cascade, 3.0. 40. Crater, 3.0. 40. Creswell, 3.0. 40. La Grande, 3.0. 40. Liberty, 3.0. 40. Ontario, 3.0. 40. Scappoose, 3.0. 40. Tigard, 3.0. 50. Douglas, 2.0. 50. Phoenix, 2.0. 50. West Salem, 2.0. 53. Century, 1.0. 53. Toledo,                 1.0. 55. Benson, 0.0. 55. Centennial, 0.0. 55. Crook County, 0.0. 55. David Douglas, 0.0. 55. Grants Pass, 0.0. 55. Knappa, 0.0. 55. Madras, 0.0. 55. Mazama, 0.0. 55. McNary, 0.0. 55. Mountain View, 0.0. 55. Myrtle Point, 0.0. 55. Neah-Kah-Nie, 0.0. 55. North Bend, 0.0. 55. North Douglas, 0.0. 55. North Eugene, 0.0. 55. North Lake, 0.0. 55. North Marion, 0.0. 55. Reynolds, 0.0. 55. Roseburg, 0.0. 55. Sandy, 0.0. 55. Seaside, 0.0. 55. Sheldon, 0.0. 55. Silverton, 0.0. 55. Sisters, 0.0. 55. South Albany, 0.0. 55. South Medford, 0.0. 55. Southridge, 0.0. 55. Sunset, 0.0. 55. Taft, 0.0. 55. Tualatin, 0.0. 55. Waldport, 0.0. 55. Warrenton, 0.0. 55. Wells, 0.0. 55. Westview, 0.0. 55. Willamina, 0.0. 55. Wilsonville, 0.0. 55. Woodburn, 0.0.

Baker

135: Quarterfinal; Kaci Anderson over Isabella Prinslow (Phoenix) by fall, 3:27. Semifinal; Makaila Takahashi (Forest Grove) over Kaci Anderson by fall, 1:15. Cons. Semi; Fatima Albarran (Bend) over Kaci Anderson by technical fall, 19-3.

La Grande

115: Quarterfinal; Richi Campbell (West Albany) over Delia Gulzow by fall, 2:58. Cons. Round 1; Delia Gulzow over Shadia Somoza (Knappa) by fall, 0:45. Cons. Semi; Paige Chafin (Sweet Home) over Delia Gulzow by fall, 3:27.

Ontario

130: Quarterfinal; Jessy Hart (Sweet Home) over Hannah Hernandez by fall, 3:59. Cons. Round 1; Hannah Hernandez over Reine Bissember (La Pine) by fall, 1:30. Cons. Semi; Sophie Keefer (Lincoln) over Hannah Hernandez by decision, 8-2.

Vale

140: Quarterfinal; Tyler Richardson over Hayden Muller (Siuslaw) by fall, 1:14. Semifinal; Tyler Richardson over Averie Stockwell (Thurston) by major decision, 10-2. 1st Place Match; Bella Amaro (Oregon City) over Tyler Richardson by decision, 5-2.