The Siuslaw Vikings wrestling team opens its season tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 6) at the Deven Dawson Memorial Tournament in Harrisburg.
Action gets underway at noon.
Sixteen teams are entered, including Colton, Coquille, Creswell, Harrisburg, Jefferson, Kennedy, Monroe, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Santiam Christian, Santiam, Scio, Sheldon, Sheridan, Siuslaw and Toledo.
There are 29 wrestlers on the Vikings roster, according to the OSAA.org website, including 11 freshmen and eight sophomores.
Three Vikings are ranked in the Oregon Wrestling Forum — junior Elijah LaCosse at No. 8 at 126, junior Ryan Jennings at No. 9 at 152 and senior Matthew Horrillo at No. 6 at 220.
Head coach is Neil Wartnik, assisted by Chris Rupp, Dusty Shingleton, Robert Forsythe, Rylan Burum, Stecher Buss and Thomas Jennings.
Siuslaw's first home match is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, when they host North Bend and Reedsport in the Central Coast Challenge.
21 VIKINGS IN TOURNAMENT
Siuslaw has entered 21 wrestlers Thursday for Friday's season opener, according to www.trackwrestling.com.
The Siuslaw boys are part of 4A Special District 2, that includes Cascade, Elmira/Crow, Junction City, Newport, Philomath/Alsea, Stayton and Sweet Home. …
District assignments for the girls' team will be made at or after the OSAA Executive Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 9. …
2019-2020 SIUSLAW ROSTER (OSAA.org, Dec. 5)
Jaime Morales Martin-Mora
Head coach: Neil Wartnik
Assistant coaches: Chris Rupp, Dusty Shingleton, Robert Forsythe, Rylan Burum, Stecher Buss, Thomas Jennings
2019-2020 SIUSLAW SCHEDULE (OSAA.org, 10/21/2019)
Friday, Dec. 6 — at Deven Dawson Memorial Tournament, Harrisburg, noon
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14 — at Coast Classic, North Bend
Tuesday, Dec. 17 — Central Coast Challenge, Siuslaw, 5 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 20-21 — Grants Pass Winter Kickoff, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4 — at Bend Invite, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 — Sutherlin at Siuslaw dual, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 — at Sutherlin Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 18 — Nick Lutz Invitational, Siuslaw
Friday, Jan. 24 — at Sky-Em Duals, Marshfield
Saturday, Jan. 25 — at Bay City Duals, Marshfield
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — at Cottage Grove Invitational
Thursday, Feb. 6 — at Oregon West Conference Duals, Newport
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8 — at OSAA Southern Division Girls Regional, Thurston
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Philomath at Siuslaw dual, 6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22 — at OSAA Southern Division Boys Regional, Stayton
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29 — OSAA state championships, Portland
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