Observer staff

Steven Beckman (113 pounds) and Brenden Moore (132B) both won their divisions to lead the Joseph/Wallowa Eagles wrestling team to 96.5 points and a fifth-place finish at the BEO Invitational Saturday in Heppner.

Beckman won three straight matches by fall in the first round to reach the title match, where he finished off the tournament with an 18-2 technical fall over Jordan Piercy of Culver.

Moore went 3-0 in round robin in his class with three pins, including in his final match against McLoughlin’s Roy Humbert to seal first.

Adding third-place finishes were Austin Brockamp (170) and Jonah Staigle (195). Brockamp received a double-bye to the semifinals where he lost, but rebounded by winning the third-place match by fall over Pine Eagle’s Brandon Roe.

Staigle went 2-1, including defeating Russell Hodge of Grant Union by a 12-7 decision in the third-place match.

Gus Ramsden (152) and Michael Diggins (220) both placed fourth. Ramsden went 2-2, dropping his third-place match by a 4-3 decision to Justin Hodge of Grant Union, and Diggins was 1-2 with a loss by fall to Eduardo Penaloza of Culver for third place.

Zeb Ramsden (132) won his final three matches and went 4-1 to place fifth, beating Ethan Snyder of Riverside by a 3-1 decision in the fifth-place match.

Imbler scored 57 points to tie for eighth as a team. Logan Butcher (145) took second with a 3-1 record, reaching the finals before taking a loss by an 8-4 decision to Culver’s Hunter Augustynovich.

Tel McBride (160B) was also second, going 2-1 in round-robin wrestling with two wins by fall, beating Baker’s Adrian Allen in his final bout of the day.

The Panthers added fourth-place finishes from Garrett Burns (113) and Bryce Sullivan (182). Burns went 2-2, dropping his third-place bout to Baker’s Gavin Stone by fall. Sullivan was also 2-2, and fell in the third-place match to Heppner’s Jacob Wallace by fall.

Enterprise was 11th with 55 points, with Trace Evans (138) leading the way with an individual title. Evans went 3-0 and defeated Culver’s Lane Downing by a 6-3 decision in the championship match.

Shane Lund (132) took second place. He won three straight matches to reach the finals, then dropped a close 13-10 decision to Culver’s Anthony Hood.

Hunter Harvey (160) went 1-2 and placed sixth, dropping the fifth-place match to Echo’ Caden Fisher by fall.

Union/Cove took 15th with 16 points, with Jaxon Blackburn (132) taking fourth at 1-2 by reaching the semifinals before losing in the third-place match to Baker’s Colton Anderson by fall.

Elgin, meanwhile, was 16th with eight points, with Reece McConnell (132) going 2-2 to lead the Huskies.

Next weekend Enterprise heads to the Cougar Classic, while the other teams go to the Pine Eagle Invitational.

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