Jan. 11, 2019 — The Vikings were on their home mats Thursday hosting a three-way dual meet with 2A Gold Beach and 3A Sutherlin, beginning with the Vikings pouncing on the Panthers, 63-12.
Hunter Petterson, wrestling at 126 pounds, pinned Isaac Richards of Gold Beach in 48 seconds, followed by Elijah LaCosse who, at 145 lbs., also nabbed a pin, albeit not until late in third round.
Both wrestlers went on to pin their next opponents as well during the second match of the night against Sutherlin, with Petterson taking Devon Felix to the mat in 3:53, and LaCosse pinning Anthony Clark in just 1:52.
Against the Panthers, Jonathan Rose (182 lbs.) and JC Gentry (220 lbs.) each took down their opponents by pin, with the Viks winning 5 out of 6 of their matches, with seven of 13 overall weight divisions being won by forfeit.
In its match against Sutherlin, Siuslaw managed to score more actual wins on the night (7 Siuslaw wins compared to 6 Sutherlin wins) including a pin by Yoskar Delamora at 106 lbs. At 195 lbs., Christian Newlan tied up his match in the final seconds against Sutherlin, forcing an overtime round, where he secured a win.
At 120 lbs., Siuslaw’s Mason Buss held Matthew Carrillo scoreless throughout the third round for a 1-point win.
However, Sutherlin maintained a 5-3 point-advantage due to pins, which are worth more points (6) than a technical fall (5) major decision (4) or basic decision (3).
Unfortunately, a Siuslaw forfeit nudged Sutherlin ahead 39-31 for the match win.
The Vikings return to the mats today at the Sutherlin Invitational for what will likely be an exciting round of rematches Siuslaw and Sutherlin.
Then, on Thursday, Siuslaw is on the road at Siletz before returning to host the annual Nick Lutz Invitational next Saturday, Jan. 18.