Exploding Whale Sports
February 23, 2019, 5:31am
Siuslaw sophomore Ryan Jennings was the last Viking standing Saturday in the Oregon School Activities Association 4A wrestling championships in Portland.
Madras senior Victor Torres ended Jennings' hopes of a high finish with a pin in 1 minute, 32 seconds in their 152-pound division consolation bout.
Jennings finished 2-2 in his first trip to the state tournament.
Friday, Vikings teammates Elijah LaCosse, Riley Jennings and Matthew Horrillo were each eliminated.
LaCosse, a sophomore competing at state for the second time, lost both his matches at 126 pounds by pins.
Riley Jennings, the only senior on the Vikings varsity, lost his opening-round match by pin. Trailing 7-0 midway through the third period, Jennings won his first consolation match on a reversal and then a pin at 4:20. Jennings lost his final match by a major decision.
Horrillo, a junior, had three tough matches, losing his opener 6-4, winning in overtime 3-2 and dropping his final match 2-1.
126 pounds — sophomore Elijah LaCosse
152 — sophomore Ryan Jennings scored 2 team points
170 — senior Riley Jennings scored 3 team points
220 — junior Matthew Horrillo scored 1 team point