Mac-Hi opens wrestling season with 2nd-place finish at Enterprise

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ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Mac-Hi opened its wrestling season with a second-place finish here Friday at an 11-team tournament hosted by Enterprise High School.

Clarkston took home the team title, but the Pioneers captured three individual first place finishes.

Cole Skramstead, wrestling at 120 pounds, Jesus Saldana at 170, and Brayden Moller at 182 all brought home individual titles for Mac-Hi.

Four Pioneers, led by newcomer Jeff Jones at 138, earned second-place points for the Pioneers.

Tavis Hodgen at 145, Vince Roff at 160, and Gregory Moreno at 285 all wrestled to second-place finishes.

“Overall, we’re very excited about how our kids wrestled for the first tournament of the year,” Mac-Hi coach Beau Chester said. “Seven wrestlers in the finals, including three freshman — Cole, Vince, and Gregory — one sophomore, Jeffrey Jones, and three seniors — Jeffrey, Tavis, and Jesus. The champions, Cole, Jesus, and Brayden all wrestled outstanding. The team wrestled very well.”

Jose Oliva, at 138 and Beau Birdwell at 182 each finished third for the Pioneers.

Abel Castillas (113) and Blake Yensen (138) each placed fourth.

The Pioneers travel to La Grande Friday to begin the two-day, 30-team La Grande tournament.

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