Seaside's Sigler wins titleSEASIDE - There are no plans to rename the tournament in their honor, but the Estacada wrestling team is quickly making Seaside's Pac Rim Invitational their own.
Estacada won its fourth straight Pac Rim title over the weekend as the Rangers walked away with the championship.
Estacada's 229.5 points was the most posted by a winning team since Cascade racked up 225 in the 1998 Pac Rim.
KIM ERSKINE - The Daily Astorian
Will Beatty of Seaside gets ready to shake off Estacada's Nick Ingram at Friday's Pac Rim wrestling Tournament in Seaside.The Rangers won individual titles at six weights, winning all six of their finals appearances.
The hosts of the 20th annual Pac Rim had their best finish in four years. Seaside compiled 110 points to place sixth in the team standings - their best showing since racking up 139 points to take fifth in 2000.
With one individual champion - Josiah Sigler at 140 pounds - and one runner-up finish (Kyle Oathes, 103), the Gulls placed second among all Cowapa League schools.
It was the second Pac Rim title for Sigler, only the second Gull wrestler to accomplish that feat since Chad Winters.
Banks took second overall behind Estacada with 173 points, while Scappoose placed seventh with 107, followed by Rainier (8th, 106) and Astoria (13th, 63).
Other Seaside points came from Isaac Meyers (fourth at 189) and Daniel Edwards (fifth at 275).
"We are pleased with a sixth-place team showing, and we know that we are very close to doing even better," said Seaside coach Chuck Mattocks. "A few 1- or 2-point matches that were lost could have pushed us up to the elite top four."
The Fishermen had their share of success. Jeff Crowley shut out Coquille's Ben Gray 10-0 to win the title at 215 pounds.
Astoria had two competitors wrestle back to take part in the consolations finals, with Josh Kindred (103) and Kent Russell (160) both taking fourth at their respective weights.
Neah-Kah-Nie scored 64 points to finish 12th in the team standings, highest among Class 2A schools.
Injury-plagued Warrenton had four wrestlers competing, and scored 22 points for 16th.
The Warriors recorded three wins in the first round, including Billy Pike's 8-2 decision over No. 2 seed Chance Hubbard of Coquille at 130 pounds.
Dan Wolfe defeated Estacada's Mark Boyd 12-7 at 135; and Stephen Dyer won by fall over Jostin
Torgerson of Estacada.
Pike followed his first-round win with a pair of 2-0 victories, over Brian Pinkstaff of Rainier in round two, and an overtime win over No. 3 seed Will Lavish of Yamhill-Carlton.
Matched up against Class 3A's No. 1-ranked wrestler Matt Lang of Estacada, Pike dropped a 4-0 decision for second-place.
"The volunteer efforts of the Seaside wrestling community deserves a huge thank you for making this tournament happen every year," Mattocks said.