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Friday, October 30, 2020

Knott leads five Taft wrestlers into second day of State meet

Taft High, led by senior Cody Knott, stands in a tie for 14th place after five Tigers contributed team points Friday during the opening day of the Class 3A OSAA State Wrestling Championships in Portland.

Knott, at 160 pounds, fellow seniors Gio Salazar (126), DeVon Lindquist (145) and David Jin (170), and sophomore William Calderon (138) scored points for the Tigers and will wrestle Saturday during the final rounds at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The third-seeded Knott, now 26-2 this season, is guaranteed sixth place and will wrestle second-seeded Pleasant Hill sophomore Asher Ruchti for a berth in the title match. If he loses, he would drop into the consolation bracket.

Knott, who placed sixth at State as a sophomore but battled mononucleosis during the competition his junior season, will participate in Saturday’s “Walk of Champions,” where wrestlers guaranteed a spot on the podium parade before the Coliseum crowd prior to competition.

The other four Taft wrestlers will compete in the consolation bracket for a chance to place sixth or better. The top six wrestlers in each weight class will take the podium following Saturday’s final matches.

126

Gio Salazar (8-16) scored one team point.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Giovanni Salazar (Taft) 8-16 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Chance Hendrickson (Harrisburg) 38-4 won by fall over Giovanni Salazar (Taft) 8-16 (Fall 3:02)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Giovanni Salazar (Taft) 8-16 won by decision over Kaiden Abell (Dayton) 12-19 (Dec 4-2)

138

Riley Ellis (14-16) scored no team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Bryce Olsen (Sutherlin) 28-8 won by decision over Riley Ellis (Taft) 14-16 (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Riley Ellis (Taft) 14-16 received a bye
  • Cons. Round 2 – William Calderon (Taft) 16-20 won by major decision over Riley Ellis (Taft) 14-16 (MD 11-1)

138

William Calderon (16-20) scored five team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – William Calderon (Taft) 16-20 won by major decision over Santiago Miranda (Nyssa) 12-22 (MD 14-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Jacob Mask (Scio) 31-0 won by fall over William Calderon (Taft) 16-20 (Fall 1:12)
  • Cons. Round 2 – William Calderon (Taft) 16-20 won by major decision over Riley Ellis (Taft) 14-16 (MD 11-1)

145

Devon Lindquist (22-11) scored one team point.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Devon Lindquist (Taft) 22-11 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Anthony Moulton (Burns) 17-16 won by tech fall over Devon Lindquist (Taft) 22-11 (TF-1.5 5:42 (20-5)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Devon Lindquist (Taft) 22-11 won by decision over Landon McDowell (Nyssa) 19-12 (Dec 7-1)

160

Cody Knott (24-2) placed sixth and scored eight team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cody Knott (Taft) 24-2 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Cody Knott (Taft) 24-2 won by major decision over William Johnson (Burns) 22-6 (MD 15-1)

170

David Jin (21-12) scored four team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Trentyn Tennant (La Pine) 37-5 won by major decision over David Jin (Taft) 21-12 (MD 13-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – David Jin (Taft) 21-12 received a bye
  • Cons. Round 2 – David Jin (Taft) 21-12 won by fall over Logan Wilson (Willamina/Falls City) 11-21 (Fall 3:41)

195

Eriq Aquino (7-8) scored no team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Eriq Aquino (Taft) 7-8 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Leithan Briggs (Harrisburg) 39-5 won by fall over Eriq Aquino (Taft) 7-8 (Fall 1:11)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Russel Brown (Amity) 13-10 won by fall over Eriq Aquino (Taft) 7-8 (Fall 1:18)

220

Jace Phippen (16-15) scored no team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jace Phippen (Taft) 16-15 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Riley Zimmerman (Scio) 19-10 won by decision over Jace Phippen (Taft) 16-15 (Dec 9-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – David Bowlin (Dayton) 23-18 won by fall over Jace Phippen (Taft) 16-15 (Fall 4:37)

Class 3A Team Scores

Team
1Nyssa68.0
2La Pine61.0
3Burns60.0
4Willamina/Falls City55.0
5Harrisburg52.0
6Dayton51.5
7Scio50.0
8Irrigon44.0
9Rainier43.0
10Sutherlin40.0
11Yamhill-Carlton39.0
12Pleasant Hill36.0
13Douglas30.0
14Cascade Christian20.0
14Santiam Christian20.0
14Taft 20.0
17Amity14.0
18Brookings-Harbor13.0
19Vale8.5
20Warrenton7.0
21Clatskanie4.0
21South Umpqua4.0
23Riverside2.0
24Creswell0.0

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Jim Fossum
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