PENDLETON — Several Central Oregon wrestlers will be going head to head Saturday in the finals of the Class 5A Intermountain Conference championships at Pendleton High School.
In the 106-pound weight class, Tannon Joyner of Crook County will take on Tucker Bonner, also of Crook County, for the district title. At 113, Redmond’s Kagen Lawrence is set to battle Steven Ware of Crook County, and at 120, the Cowboys’ Trentyn Maryanski will take on Redmond’s Kole Davis.
Advancing to the final at 170 pounds were Austin Carter of Redmond and Garrett Bond of Crook County. The 182-pound final will pit Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson against Ridgeview’s Cole Jackson. At 220, Joseph Martin of Ridgeview is set to take on Dillon Young of Redmond.
Other Crook County wrestlers who advanced to Saturday’s finals include Hunter Mode (126 pounds), Zachary Mauras (132), Brayden Duke (145), Benjamin Sather (152) and Caleb Parrott (285).
Other Redmond wrestlers who will grapple for an IMC title Saturday are Junior Downing (138) and Clayton Elrod (160).
Through the first day of the two-day meet, Crook County leads the team scoring with 331 points, followed by Pendleton (209) and Redmond (197). Ridgeview is fifth with 82.5 points.
2 Buffs in SD4 finals: MADRAS — Two Madras wrestlers will be competing for titles Saturday at the Class 4A Special District 4 championships. Senior Victor Torres, the No. 1 seed at 152 pounds, pinned Ontario’s Brandon Rodriguez in the semifinal round Friday to reach the final against Gladstone’s Hunter Lehman. Also wrestling for top honors Saturday for Madras will be junior Kody Zemke, who pinned La Grande’s Lincoln Clark in the semifinals at 220 to advance to the final against La Grande’s Spencer Gerst. Central Oregon wrestlers reaching the semifinal round included Madras freshmen Elijah McCourtney, at 138 pounds, and Reece White (170), and for Sisters, senior Dalton Ford (120) and juniors Anthony Randolph (145), Ethan Martin (195) and Damien King (285). Going into Saturday’s second and final day of the meet, La Grande leads the team scoring with 284.5 points, followed by Baker with 248. Madras is fifth in the eight-team field with 89 points, and Sisters is sixth with 53.5.