Wrestlers sneak past Centennial

HOOD RIVER — Fresh off a convincing win in the Jan Anderson Memorial Tournament, the HRV wrestling team continued its surge toward the top of the Mt. Hood Conference Thursday with a narrow 31-24 defeat of Centennial.

Despite taking an early 12-3 lead after pins by Jorge Lujano (275) and Zach Bohince (103), the Eagles struggled in the next four matches and fell behind 18-12.

But HRV showed tremendous resolve, and reeled off five straight wins to take control of the match.

David Posey got things started with a 7-1 manhandling of Blake Zachrisson in the 135-pound class. Posey almost had him pinned to end round one, but Zachrisson was literally saved by the bell.

Felipe Magaña earned a forfeit at 140 pounds and was followed by 145-pound John Harvey, who won a hard-fought 7-5 overtime decision over senior Jered Weissert.

“I guess I wasn’t supposed to beat that guy,” Harvey said. “But when the ref called me on two technical points late in the match, I got pretty fired up.”

Jason DeHart followed Harvey’s win with a dominating 9-0 major decision over Jon Schumacher at 152 pounds to put HRV up 28-18.

That brought up junior Noel Thomas, who was wrestling in place of Jacobe Krizman at 160 pounds. And Thomas responded in a big way, earning a takedown late in round three to walk away with an 8-6 decision over Corey Winkle.

Thomas’ win put HRV up by 13 points with two matches to go, and all but eliminated Centennial’s hopes of stealing a road victory.

Jason Macioroski (171) and Nate Dethman (189) each lost decisions to end the night, but both were to 2001 MHC place winners. Macioroski fell behind 9-3, but turned it on late, earning two near falls before conceding the match 9-7.

Aside from the crucial wins by Harvey and Thomas, three of the best matches of the night came early. Ray Muñoz (215) battled senior Nate Fogel and lost a tough

5-4 decision late in the third round. Then came Lujano, who appeared to be beaten after falling behind 7-1 to Logan Walker, and barely escaping a pin.

But Lujano turned the tides in round three and pinned Walker for a big six points. Bohince also earned a pin over Logan Wirkety after the two battled late into round three. Bohince went up 3-0, then took control by applying a double arm bar for the pin.

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