Wrestling begins to heat up
The prep wrestling season hit full speed Friday and Saturday with West Linn earning a solid tournament victory in Portland, while Crook County turned some heads in two two tournaments.
The Lions won the Rose City Championships at Westview High, earning a trio of individual titles.
But, the Cowboys were the big winners of the weekend, taking the North Bend Coast Classic in Coos Bay while finishing second at the Culver Invitational in Central Oregon.
Crook County narrow missed winning at Culver, finishing behind Glide by just 9.5 points (258.5-249). The team had 10 wrestlers finish in fourth place or higher, including Brent Bannon, who won at 126 pounds.
In Coos Bay, the Cowboys dominated the field with 299 points, easily outdistancing Roseburg with 219.5 points. The team had nine wrestlers place third or higher, including four champions: Trayon Libolt at 120, Collbran Meeker at 152, Tyler Berger at 160 and Gunnar Robirts at 195.