Robert Plympton takes third at 4A state tourney
PORTLAND — Corbett rookie Robert Plympton won four of his five bouts to come in third at the 4A state wrestling tournament Saturday.
Plympton opened with a 10-4 decision over Stayton senior Garret Sandefur, clinging to a one-point lead heading into the third period before sealing the victory with a quick reversal and near fall.
"My coaches told me to take the down position, and I felt confident with some of the moves they have shown me," Plympton said.
He followed that up with a third-period pin over Phoenix senior Elijah Galatioto in the quarterfinals.
After falling to the No. 2 seed in Saturday morning's semifinals, he bounced with a pair of consolation wins, including a 13-10 decision over Tillamook's Antonio Chacon in the third-place match.
Cardinals' teammate Trey Conner needed only 19 seconds to pin No. 8-seed Gabe Chavez out of Hidden Valley. He lost to the top seed in the quarterfinals.
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