Tigard grapplers top Lakers and Bowmen
CANBY — Two matches, two wins for the Tigard High School wrestling team.
The Tigers downed both Sherwood and Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League double dual match held last Thursday at Canby High School.
With the two victories, Tigard improved to 3-1 in league matches.
The Tigers, last Thursday, edged Sherwood 41-30 for one of their wins.
In that match, Tigard picked up five wins by fall to get the team victory.
Junior Killian Ryan had the first pin for the Tigers in that match, as he won the 120-pound bout in a time of 34 seconds. Tigard junior Emilio Jimenez won the 132-pound match by fall in 4:26.
The Tigers' next fall came at 160, where senior Cole McCallister triumphed in 2:41. At 182, Tigard junior Tony Loza won by fall in 5:38. Tiger senior Jacob Beck followed that up by winning the 195-pound bout in 3:24.
Also for the Tigers against Sherwood, senior Jose Carrasco, at 106 pounds, and freshman Cameron O'Connor, at 113, each won by major decision. Tigard junior Javier Valasquez won by decision at 285.
The Tigers also got a 59-18 victory over Lake Oswego.
Tigard picked up seven falls in that win.
Getting pins were Carrasco (106 pounds), Jimenez (132), sophomore Andre Eagles (138), McCallister (160), Loza (182), Beck (195) and Velasquez (285). O'Connor won by technical fall at 113.
Winning by forfeit for the Tigers were Ryan (120) and Nicholas Miller (220).
On Friday and Saturday, the Tigers finished in second place at the Pacific Rim Armed Forces Tournament, held at Seaside High School. Tigard took the runner-up spot at the 15-school event with 211 points. Scappoose was first with a score of 225.5.
Ryan, Jimenez and Beck each had first-place finishes for Tigard at the tournament.
Ryan won the title at 120. He went 3-0, getting an 8-3 decision win over Vernonia's Wyatt Jones in the first-place match.
Jimenez triumphed at 132. He also went 3-0 at the event, getting an 11-10 decision win over Knappa's Luke Goozee in the title bout.
Beck won at 195. He also went 3-0, capping things off by pinning Scappoose's Jakobi Kessi in 1:26 in the championship match.
Also for Tigard at the tournament, O'Connor was second at 113, McCallister was second at 160, Carrasco was third at 106, Garcia was third at 126 and Loza was third at 170.
Tigard was scheduled to host West Linn in a league dual match on Wednesday. Results of that match weren't available when the Times went to press. The Tigers will be back in action on Saturday, when they compete at the Bob Beisell Wrestling Invitational, to be held at Forest Grove High School.