ELGIN/IMBLER DOMINATES NORTHEAST OREGON CLASSIC
ENTERPRISE Five Elgin/Imbler wrestlers won their weight classes at the Northeast Oregon Classic Friday.
Elgin/Imbler won the seven-team tournament with 160 points. Joseph was second with 109.5, Union third with 97, Wallowa fifth with 71 and Enterprise seventh with 16.
Vance Horn from Elgin/Imbler pinned Union's Tom Stratton in the 160-pound final.
Jeff Smith (171) from Elgin/Imbler beat Wallowa's Patrick Silveira 9-2 in the final.
Elgin/Imbler's Daniel Johnson (189) beat Joseph's Jason Harding in the final.
Chad McDonald of Elgin/Imbler pinned Joseph's Clayton Lowe in the 215-pound final.
Elgin/Imbler's Blake Eckstein (275) defeated Union's Jarrid Magee in the final.
Joseph's Thane Shetler won at 130 pounds, while teammate Aaron White won at 140.
Union's Jeramy Boothman won the 135-pound weight class.
Union coach Woody Wright said Boothman was a "big surprise."
Boothman pinned Jordan Bennet of Umatilla and pinned Elgin/Imbler's Nick Sheperd in the final.
"I've been waiting for Jeramy to start wrestling to his potential and he finally put everything together," Wright said.
"I was real proud of him; he has been working real hard on and off the mat."
Wallowa's Quinton Byers (103) and Dusty Schaeffer (145) won their weight classes by forfeit.
Enterprise's Justin Moncrief won the 112-pound weight class.
Northeast Oregon Classic
Team scores Elgin/Imbler 160, Joseph 109.5, Union 97, Umatilla 92.5, Wallowa 71, Condon 35.5, Enterprise 16.
103 Quinton Byers, Wallowa.
112 1, Justin Moncrief, Enterprise; 2, Tanner Beglau, Wallowa.
119 2, Justin Sanders, Elgin/Imbler; 3, Kyle Clough, Joseph; 4, Thomas Witherspoon, Elgin/Imbler.
125 3, Chad Sams, Enterprise; 4, Brady Anthony, Elgin/Imbler.
130 1, Thane Shetler, Joseph; 2, Tim Cox, Union; 4, Robbie Kast, Elgin/Imbler.
135 1, Jeramy Boothman, Union.
140 1, Aaron White, Joseph; 2, Teran Taylor, Wallowa; 3, Tanner Shelton, Wallowa.
145 Dusty Schaeffer, Wallowa.
152 2, Toby Fincher, Elgin/Imbler; 4, Lance Strickland, Joseph.
160 1, Vance Horn, Elgin/Imbler; 2, Tom Stratton, Union; 3, Mike Gamboa, Joseph.
171 1, Jeff Smith, Elgin/Imbler; 2, Patrick Silveira, Wallowa; 3, Patrick Record, Union.
189 1, Daniel Johnson, Elgin/Imbler; 2, Jason Harding, Joseph; 4, John Waite, Union.
215 1, Chad McDonald, Elgin/Imbler; 2, Clayton Lowe, Joseph; 3, Willie Duncan, Union; 4, Brice Waite, Union.
275 1, Blake Eckstein, Elgin/Imbler; 2, Jarrid Magee, Union; 3, Josh Stoute, Union.