Baker wrestlers third at Elgin

By Gerry Steele December 16, 2012 11:56 am

By Gerry Steele

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Baker wrestlers placed third out of a dozen teams Saturday at the John Rysdam Memorial high school wrestling tournament at Elgin High School.

“We had a great tournament,” said Baker coach Brandon Young.

“It was a two-day tournament so the kids got a lot of mat time in.”

Young said competition was wrestled in pods (pools)Friday. Then, depending on how well the wrestlers did Friday they were placed in a bracket on Saturday.

Seniors Chaz Lowry and Tyson Walton led Baker, placing second at 160 pounds and heavyweight.

Lowry finished 3-2 overall, and Walton 1-2.

“This was the first championship that Chaz had wrestled in,” Young said.

“Tyson wrestled Kyle Yraguen of Vale on Friday and Saturday and lost two very exciting matches, one in triple overtime and the other 1-0.”

Logan Valentine (120), Marco Vela (132), and Henry Shaw (195) placed third for the Bulldogs.

Placing fourth were Cody Bingham (113), Taylor Hawes (145) and Stephen Spenst (182).

Baker returns to action Dec. 27 at a tournament at Pendleton.

John Rysdam Memorial Tournament

(Baker results)

     106 —Noah Allen, 0-5. 113 — 4. Cody Bingham, 3-4. 120 — 3. Logan Valentne, 4-3; Patrick Lee, 2-4. 126 —Sean Stanford, 1-2. 132 — 3. Marco Vela, 3-1. 138 — Thomas Larsen, 3-0. 145 — 4. Taylor Hawes, 1-4. 152 —Heith Browne, 0-4. 160 —2. Chaz Lowry, 3-2; Juan Diaz, 0-4. 182 — 4. Stephen Spenst, 3-4. 195 — 3. Henry Shaw, 3-3; Damion Colvin-Rice, 2-3. 285 —2. Tyson Walton, 1-2; William Pifher, 0-4.