The McNary Mat Club took second place at the Willamina Elementary Duals Saturday, Nov. 19. It was the only chance the team will get to wrestle in a team format this season and its first ever team trophy.
In the first round, the Celtics faced Dallas and won 58-46. In the next match-up, they faced Lebanon and won 72-30 and lost the championship round to Tillamook 78-30.
Representing the club were: Sarahi Chavez at 45 pounds, Alex Rodriguez at 50 pounds, Brooke Burrows at 55 pounds, Giorgio Chavarria at 60 pounds, Tony Costaneda at 63 pounds, Grady Burrows at 66 pounds, Cameron Parks at 70 pounds, Damian Tavera and Tony Rodriguez at 80 pounds, Nick Hernandez at 83 pounds, Soren Ochsner at 88 pounds, Mason Merideth at 90 pounds, Jose Mirand at 95 pounds, Baylee Ward at 100 pounds, Ryan Paul at 110 pounds, Griffen Bonife at 130 pounds, and Zack Milstead. Marcus Hess, at 63 pounds, and Javier Calderon, at 55 pounds, also wrestled. The latter two wrestlers were part of a team made up of alternates from all the competing teams.