Celts send nine wrestlers to the state tournament

The McNary wrestling team placed third at the district tournament and had 15 athletes finish in the top six of their weight class (Submitted).

The McNary boys wrestling squad sent 15 athletes to the podium at the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet, which took place on Saturday, June 19 at Corban College. The Celtics placed third as a team at the meet and will be sending nine athletes to the state tournament next week.

Dominik O’Farrell (182), Donovin Garcia (132), and Gulian Campos (220) finished sixth; Jordan Orr (126), Joey Barros (106), Hunter Ruberto (170), and Anthony Cruz Lopez (285) finished fifth; Josh Friesen (145), Luis Cortez (195), Layne Runyan (285), and Izzy Campa (120) finished fourth; Aldo Villalvazo (220), Damian Hernandez (120), and Max Blanco (106) finished third; and Jonathan Canchola (138) finished in second place. 

Wrestlers that finished in the top four will advance to the state tournament — Joey Barrows also qualified for the tournament despite placing fifth. 

The state tournament will be June 25-26 at Newberg High School. No spectators will be allowed, but fans can catch all the action on the live stream.