Wrestling heads to Clackamas
By Donnie Moore - Staff Reporter
Highline competed in the Las Vegas Invitational this past weekend. The Invitational in- cluded schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Air Force and Navy and some 39 other teams.
The Thunderbirds unfortu- nately did not come away with any notable victories in the Invi- tational but were able to compete with some great programs.
Highline's Joshua Franich in weight class 141, started the day with a loss to Trevor Tar- si of Harvard, in a decision of 5-3. He went on to wrestle Gar- rett O`Shea from Air Force los- ing again in a decision, 4-2. Ethan Wendell, at 149, was next up for Highline, facing Mason Hulse from the University of Northern Colorado. He lost in a decision 7-3. In his second match Wendell lost to Zachary Krause of Brown Uni- versity in a technical fall at the 6:20 mark falling 15-0.
Patrick Wheeler, at 157, con- tinued the day against Jarrett Jacques of University of Mis- souri, where he lost in a fall at the 0:22 second mark. In the second match, Wheeler took on Jordan Robison of North- ern Colorado, in which he fell in the 0:55 second mark. Kettner Fields, at 174, started his day against Hayden Hastings of Wyoming. He lost in a tech- nical fall at the 6:13 mark, los- ing 17-2. Fields went on to face Carver James of Illinois, where he lost in a major decision 15-4. Ben Gore, at 184, competed against Alexander Benoit of Navy in his first match, losing in a fall at the 1:54 mark.
Gore went on to lose against Max Lyon of Purdue Universi- ty, in a technical fall at the 3:50
mark, losing 17-0. Daniel Allen, at 197, lost to
Stephen Loiseau of Drexel Uni- versity in a technical fall at the 1:46 mark, losing 18-0. In His second match Allen went up against Corey Griego of Oregon State, falling at the 1:37 mark. Evan Barger, at 285, ended the
day against Jamarcus Grant of Oregon State, where he fell at the 2 minute mark. In his second match he faced off with Chase Singletary of Ohio State University, falling again this time at the 1:43 mark. The Thunderbirds will head to Clackamas, Ore. this Saturday
for the Clackamas Dual. The T-Birds will come back to High- line Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. for the Big Bend Duals.
Highline will have only one competition over winter break. They will go to Forest Grove, Ore. for the Boxer Open in the New Year on Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m.