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Wrestling: Knappa takes fourth at Ocosta

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 5, 2017 12:00AM

Last changed on December 7, 2017 10:42AM

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Knappa’s Robert Pina, top, was one of two individual champions for the Loggers in Saturday’s Ocosta Invitational.

Kathy Morgan/For The Daily Astorian Knappa’s Robert Pina, top, was one of two individual champions for the Loggers in Saturday’s Ocosta Invitational.

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WESTPORT, Wash. — Knappa was one of only two Oregon teams competing Saturday at Westport, Washington, where Ocosta hosted 11 schools for the Wildcats’ Invitational.

Rainier won the event with 164 points, ahead of Adna (157), Darrington (106) and Knappa (83).

Logger wrestlers won at two weights, as Robert Pina was 3-0 to win the 120-pound division, and Luke Goozee went 3-0 to place first at 138.

David Patterson was 1-1 to finish second at 285.

“The team did real well,” said Knappa coach Dan Owings. “Both Robert and Luke wrestled real tough. Robert pinned two out of three of his opponents and major decisioned the other. Luke pinned all three of his opponents.”

Knappa’s Shadia Somoza took third at 132.

“Shadia had to wrestle another girl in her weight twice and won both times, once by a major decision and once by a pin,” Owings said. “She eventually had to wrestle the boy that was seeded No. 1 in her bracket and lost to him.

“For only having six wrestlers on the team that could score, we did exceptionally well,” he said.

The Loggers take part in the big Warrenton Invitational Saturday.


Gilbert finishes third for Warrenton


ESTACADA — The Seaside and Warrenton wrestling teams took part Saturday in the Estacada Ranger Classic, as the Gulls and Warriors faced a host of larger schools.

La Grande racked up 191 points for the team title, followed by Sandy (179) and Washougal (152).

Warrenton placed ninth out of 11 schools with 38 points, followed by Seaside with 10 points.

Warrenton’s Kaden Gilbert placed third at 195 pounds, where the former Astoria Fisherman opened with a pin over Washougal’s Bryce Williams (1:24), and won by fall over Seaside’s David Toyooka (:50) in the quarterfinals, before dropping a 7-4 decision to Christopher Woodworth of La Grande in the semifinals.

Gilbert bounced back with a win over Jakobi Kessi of Scappoose in the third-place match.

Elsewhere for the Warriors, Beau Reynolds was fifth at 285. After a first-round loss, Reynolds received a bye, then won three straight matches — all by pin — over Cutter Sandstrom of Scappoose (:37), Cruz Garcia of McLoughlin (:39) and Michael Gamble of Estacada (:36).



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