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Lakers capture Civil War wrestling meet

LO wins five of eight contested matches for the 53-24 victory


by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lake Oswego's Grant Van Hoomissen scored a technical fall in his match against Lakeridge last week, helping the Lakers pick up the victory.The Lake Oswego wrestling team knocked off Lakeridge in the Civil War meet last week 53-24, winning five out of eight contested matches on the evening.

Lakeridge forfeited the first three weight classes before the first match of the competition. Lake Oswego's Riley Tallman recorded two first-round takedowns and then was able to maneuver for a pin with just seven seconds remaining in the opening period.

The Lakers kept their momentum going at 132 pounds where Grant Van Hoomissen had little trouble with his opponent, racking up points in bunches before earning a technical fall midway through the third round.

Brian Fay then tallied Lake Oswego's third straight win at 138 pounds, scoring a pin in 1:22.

Lakeridge would start to turn things around in the match at 145 pounds. Jake Olerich was aggressive early in his match and scored a pin in 1:23 to help the Pacers nab their first points of the meet.

At 152 pounds, Sam Wurtz got on the board quickly with a takedown just seconds into the match. He led 6-1 after the first round and then tallied a quick escape after opening the second round in the down position.

He turned that into another takedown and then a pin late in the second round.

But the match of the evening came at 160 pounds where Lake Oswego freshman Marco Young took on the Pacers' Nik Dee.

The match went back and forth with Young recording an early takedown. Dee then took the lead but Young came up with a reverse to knot the score. The athletes each traded near-falls and Young led 7-6 after two rounds.

Dee would grab a slim lead in the third round with a two-point near-fall but a late penalty for locking hands tied the match at 9-9 and sent it into overtime.

There, Young went on the offensive and picked up a takedown 18 seconds into the extra period and earned his first varsity win.

At 180 pounds, Lakeridge's Stephen Powers outlasted his opponent and came up with a pin 20 seconds into the third round.

The final match of the night was a defensive struggle between Lake Oswego's Paul Carlson and Lakeridge's Travis Johnston at 220 pounds.

The pair wrestled to a scoreless draw through two periods. Carlson started the third round in the down position and escaped early for the first point of the match. He then avoided a takedown for the remaining 1:40 and held on for the narrow win.




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