IRRIGON, Ore. -- The Pomeroy wrestlers paused on their 400-mile journey to the Down River Challenge prep wrestling match in Cathlamet, Wash., to tangle with wrestlers from Heppner here Thursday.
The Pirate matmen will compete in the 16-team Cathlament tournament, with a 16-weight-class format, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
"This is our annual trip, which was cancelled last year by a storm," Pomeroy coach Randy Mulroney said. "It's an opportunity to see some of the wrestlers that we normally wouldn't get to see until we reach the state tournament."
No team scores were kept in the match-up with Heppner on Thursday.
119 -- Alex Smith, Heppner, dec Tyler King, Pomeroy, 13-7; 130 -- Ryan Smith, Pomeroy, dec Earl Propheter, Heppner, 6-1; 135 -- Jared Miller, Heppner, pinned John Atchley, Pomeroy, first round; 135 -- Nick Tewalt, Pomeroy, pinned Tyler Carroll, Irrigon, second round; 140 -- Jacob Moore, Pomeroy, won by technical fall over John Nelson, Heppner 16-1; 140 -- Cody Nelson, Heppner, dec Kenny Carr, Pomeroy, 10-8; 145 -- Craig Heitstuman, Pomeroy, pinned Conner Pappas, Heppner, first round; 145 -- Wyatt Jenkins, Pomeroy, pinned Andrew Bara, Heppner, first round; 160 -- Tory Knebel, Pomeroy, pinned Tyler Robinson, Heppner, second round; 160 -- Justin Aldrich, Pomeroy, dec Andy Gurilera, Irrigon, 5-4; 171 -- Austin Reisdorph, Pomeroy, pinned Garrett Gibbs, Heppner, second round; 171 -- Mike Wymore, Pomeroy, dec Garrett Gibbs, Heppner, 9-0; 189 -- Klyntin Bott, Pomeroy, pinned Giles Elleot, Heppner, third round; 189 -- Tyler Reisdorph, Pomeroy pinned Nelson, Heppner, first round; 215 -- Wade Aylett, Irrigon, pinned Mat Slaybaugh, Pomeroy, second round; 215 -- Wade Aylett, Irrigon, pinned Ethan McGee, Pomeroy, second round; 285 -- Jeff Warren, Pomeroy, pinned Jacob Moore, Heppner, first round.