Jan. 15, 2020 — The Siuslaw wrestling team continued to provide dominant performances this past weekend at the Sutherlin Wrestling Classic, competing against 12 teams, including Cottage Grove, Elmira, Springfield, Douglas, South Umpqua, North Bend, Coquille and Creswell before taking the tournament title — outscoring the meet’s runner-up and host Sutherlin, 154-117.
Elmira placed a close third with 110 points.
Cottage Grove was fourth with 101.5 points. Springfield had 93, Douglas 87, Oakland 81, South Umpqua 79, Glide 78, North Bend 72.5, Coquille 69 and Creswell 35.
Siuslaw got individual first-place finishes from Mason Buss (120 lbs.), Hunter Petterson (126 lbs.) and Elijah LaCosse (145 lbs.)
Buss advanced to the finals round after pinning North Bend’s Ethan Ingam inn just 1:44 during the semifinals match. He then won by decision (6-3) over Gage Dill of Glide for the tourney title.
Meanwhile, Petterson won his semifinals match by pinning Kevin Garcia of North Bend in 3:25, then also won by decision (7-4) against Tony Florez of Coquille for first-place.
At 145 lbs., LaCosse dominated his semifinals match, winning by major decision (21-8) over Coquille wrestler Ethan Elmer. From there, LaCosse defeated Ruben Fox of Elmira 11-4 in the championship round.
Siuslaw also got scoring from Yoskar Delamora, who placed second overall at 106 lbs. Ryan Jennings also placed second, in the 152-lb bracket. Jason Garcia, wrestling at 170 lbs., placed fourth; Christian Newlan (195 lbs.) and Matthew Horrillo (285 lbs.) each placed fifth, with sixth-place finishes for Louis Gentry (160 lbs.) and Jonathan Rose (182 lbs.)
Petterson led scoring with 26 team points, followed by Buss with 24, LaCosse (23), Jennings (21), Delamora (14), Garcia (13), Newlan (10), Horrillo (10), Rose (6), JC Gentry (4) and Louis Gentry (3).
In the girls division, both Bailey Overton, wrestling at 120 lbs., and Hayden Muller at 135 lbs., each won their four-person brackets, with a second-place finish from Arrianna Brown at 115 lbs.
This Thursday, Siuslaw will travel to Siletz before returning to host the annual Nick Lutz Invitational on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.