Alyx Shaw, Vince Roff lead Pioneers with third-place finishes

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LA GRANDE — McLoughlin High School and Walla Walla High School finished 11th and 12th, respectively, at the Muilenburg Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

Mac-Hi scored 94 points as a team and Wa-Hi 88.5. La Grande won the tournament with 297.5 points.

Both Alyx Shaw and Vince Roff placed third in their respective weight classes for the Pioneers. Shaw, who wrestled in the 145-pound division, picked up two victories by decision and one by fall as he entered the semifinals.

In the semifinals, Shaw fell to Chandler Michael of Barlow by decision, 7-2. Shaw rallied in the consolation bracket, as he won back-to-back matches against Cody Erhardt and teammate Cole Skramstad. Skramstad finished fourth in the same bracket.

Roff, who wrestled in the 160-pound class, opened the bracket with three straight wins by falls. He won his first match in a meager 51 seconds. Roff fell in his semifinal match in a tiebreaker to Treston Maben of Heppner.

Roff sealed third place from the consolation bracket with back-to-back victories against Kosey Smith and Dustin Kistenmacher.

The Blue Devils had two wrestlers place, as both Martin Barrera and Wil Babbit placed sixth in their respective divisions. Babbit, who competed in the 132-pound class, opened the bracket with a bye, before beating Colton Gentry of Parma. Babbit fell in his quarterfinal match by decision to Jared Neiss.

Babbit then won his first match in the consolation bracket before losing his final two matches of the tournament.

Barrera, who wrestled in the 138-pound division, opened the tournament with three straight victories before falling in the semifinal to Ryan Middleton of La Grande. Barrera then dropped his next two matches for a sixth-place finish.

Local wrestlers

Mac-Hi

106 — Riley Chester, 5-3, DNP.

120 — Isaac Riley, 0-4, DNP.

126 — Jesus Diaz, 4-3, DNP. Abel Casillas, 3-3, DNP.

132 — Jose Oliva, 6-2, DNP.

138 — Adrian Ceja, 0-2, DNP. Preston Tarpley, 0-2, DNP. Kaden Kilburg, 2-3, DNP.

145 — Cole Skramstad, 5-3, 4th. Alyx Shaw, 7-2, 3rd. Blake Yensen, 4-2, DNP.

152 — Gabe McAlester, 0-2, DNP.

160 — Vince Roff, 7-1, 3rd.

220 — TJ Simpson, 3-4, DNP.

285 — Gregory Moreno, 4-2, DNP.

Wa-Hi

113 — Joshua Pettyjohn, 2-4, DNP.

126 — Brian Ocampo, 3-2, DNP. Benedicto Salcedo, 4-4, DNP. Noe Gonzales, 4-1, DNP.

132 — Wil Babbit, 6-4, 6th.

138 — Keanu Biagi, 4-3, DNP. Martin Barrera, 6-5, 6th. Justin Evans, 1-4, DNP.

145 — Brandon Hernandez, 0-2, DNP.

152 — Ammon Juhasz, 2-2, DNP.

160 — Logan Hope, 1-2, DNP.

170 — Aidan Boede, 1-4, DNP.

182 — Ely Kimball, 2-3, DNP. Andrew Granchukoff, 4-4, DNP. Lucas Rassbach, 3-4, DNP.

195 — Ryan Rogel, 3-4, DNP. Donavan Romero, 2-2, DNP.

285 — Kurt Blackman, 2-4, DNP.

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