Wrestlers take sixth at Oregon Classic

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Hector  Maldonado (left) grapples with a wrestler from North Salem High School earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of J&H Photo)

Hector
Maldonado (left) grapples with a wrestler from North Salem High School earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of J&H Photo)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

The Oregon City High School varsity wrestling team has long been a thorn in the side of the McNary High School Celtics, but a dual meet between the two schools at the Oregon Classic last weekend proved to be a defining moment for McNary.

The Celts won 45-27.

“They’re going to be one of those teams reaching for a state trophy and we proved that we’re right there with them. We had to fight for that win and that was good, too,” said Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach.

In that meet, Joey Kibbey won by pin in 4:37; Louis Palos won by pin in 4:42; Jordan Cagle won by pin in 43 seconds; Devin Reynolds won by pin in 13 seconds; Zach Hammerschmith won by decision, 12-6; Cody Ratliff won by pin in 45 seconds; and Mason Ross won by pin in 1:27.

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