Pirate wrestlers finish first at Joseph Invitational Tournament

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JOSEPH, Ore. — Pomeroy’s Pirate grapplers won the Joseph High Invitational two-day tournament here Friday and Saturday, against a field of 10 teams and about 140 competitors. Pomeroy claimed four champions and the outstanding wrestler of the tournament award as Scott Wolf won (152) won the award.

Sophomore Tory Knebel (160) finished ahead of the rest and remains undefeated on the season. Senior Klyntin Bott at 189-pound class and Tyler King (119) won the tournament in their respective weight divisions.

"Knebel and Botts won this tournament last year," Pomeroy coach Derek Shawley said. "So that makes it two years in a row for them."

Pomeroy finished 42 points ahead of second-place finisher Moscow, Idaho, with Enterprise, Ore., coming in third place.

"It was a tough week. We wrestled in Tri-Cities Tuesday and then Reardan Thursday," Shawley said. "So it was great to take home four first-place champions in Joseph."

Pomeroy brought home four second-place finishes and five third-place finishes.

Pomeroy individuals

119 — first place, Tyler King, Pom, 11-6 dec over Brady Braun, Moscow; 125 — third place, Ryan Smith, Pom, 10-2 over Atchley, Pom; 130 — third place, Nick Tewalt, Pom, pinned Jaden Bells; 135 — second place, Jacob Moore, Pom, lost in finals 5-4; 140 — third place, Craig Heitstuman, Pom, pinned Mark Ishada, Adrian, first round; 145 — second place, Wyatt Jenkins, Pom, pinned Eric Frisby, Moscow, second round; 152 — championship, Scott Wolf, Pom, dec Eric McCall, 7-4; 160 — championship, Tory Knebel, Pom, over Justin Aldrich, Pom, 7-2; 171 — third place, Austin Reisdorph pinned Eric Hotke, Enterprise, second round; 189 — championship, Klyntin Bott, Pom, dec over Tyler Reisdorph, 6-3; 215 — third place, Ethan McGee dec over Logan Crotch, 4-2; 285 — third place, Jeff Warren, Pom, pinned Henry Kanoho, Imbler.

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