By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes
McNary wrestlers whipped South Salem 59-18 Dec. 19 at home. The wins included five falls and a tech fall.
Jason Ebbs, head wrestling coach of the Celtics, noted that the victory was a big improvement over last year’s close match with the Saxons and that several South wrestlers returned this year.
One of the winners by fall was Louis Palos at 126 pounds, over a returning regional place winner, Isaiah Stubenrauch.
“Also,” Ebbs said, “Riley Repp is showing some signs of growing into his weight. After last year wrestling the 106-pound class but only tipping the scales at 84 pounds, he filled out and gained a league varsity win, defeating Marcos Leos in a back-and-forth match.”
Leading South’s winners was Tanner Stone, who won a decision over Joe Kibbey at 106.
The McNary JVs won 18-6.
Following are the individual results.
106: Tanner Stones (SS) tech fall over Joe Kibbey 17-1.
113: Riley Repp (McN) fall over Marcos Leos 4:53.
120: Mike Mata (McN) FFT.
126: Louis Palos (McN) fall over Isaiah Stubenrauch 3:37.
132: Raul Villareal (SS) major decision over Mike Phelps 15-5.
138: Hector Maldonado (McN) FFT.
145: Jonathan Mendoza (SS) fall over Jesse Gomez 1:35.
152: Devin Reynolds (McN) tech fall over Jeremy Rosal 16-1.
160: Chad Fortier (SS) dec over Jordan Cagle 10-4.
170: Rob Phelps (McN) fall over Chance Matz 1:56.
182: Zach Hammerschmith (McN) fall over Luis Mendoza 3:15.
195: Cody Ratliff (McN) fall over Vincent Villareal :25.
220: Mason Ross (McN) fall over Romie Ezell :25.
285: Alvaro Venegas (McN) FFT.