PORTLAND – Sprague senior Corson Davis was upset by North Medford’s Wyatt Westfall by a 3-2 decision in the 6A 170-pound state title match.
Westfall was awarded a point late in the first period after Davis was penalized for stalling, and Westfall took a 2-0 lead early in the second period on an escape.
“The referee kind of set us out of our mindset that we were going into the match with,” Sprague coach Kary Hadden said. “We just weren’t able to get our set up so we could get our shots in there.
“He’s battled through that before. We got in there deep a couple times and weren’t able to finish on our shot.”
Davis scored a reversal early in the third period, but let Westfall go and trailed 3-2. Davis was never able to take him down.
Sprague finished the state tournament in sixth place with 85 points.
The Olympians didn’t place in the top 10 in 2014, but were in the top 10 the previous 10 years consecutively.
“That’s good,” Hadden said. “Our kids, our goal is to come in here and trophy and we were close. We were two places down from that, but the kids all battled well, they wrestled hard and that’s all we can do.”
Also for Sprague, Logan Holmquist placed third at 132, Sergei Poliakov was fourth at 160, Jake Vaughn was fifth at 138 and Jordan Short was fifth at 106.
McNary’s Alvarro Venegas, the No. 1 seed at 195 pounds, was upset by unseeded Brian Barnes by a 3-2 decision.
Venegas was taken down early in the third round and couldn’t catch up.
Also for McNary, freshman Brayden Ebbs placed sixth at 120 pounds.
North Salem senior Cameron Harris lost a 5-3 decision to Gresham’s Colby Winnett in the 160 pound state championship match.
Harris, who upset Roseburg’s David Harker in the semifinals, was aggressive early against Winnett with an early shoot, but Winnett circled around him to score a takedown and 2-0 lead.
Winnett led 5-1 in the third period. Harris scored a takedown with 20 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough.
South Salem’s Tanner Stones placed fourth at 113 and Edwin Montes was fifth at 182.
For West Salem, senior Lisala Manu placed fourth at 285.
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