DeHart is lone placer at Oregon Coast Classic

Eagle wrestling traveled to North Bend over the weekend for the Coast Classic. With more than 30 of the state’s top varsity teams in attendance, Hood River Valley High School wrestlers had a tough showing at what is considered a who’s who of Oregon wrestling each year.

Leading the way for the Eagles was 145-pound Andrew DeHart, who went 4-2 overall to finish in sixth place in his 13-man bracket.

“Andrew had a tough bracket and he wrestled a great tournament,” coach Trent Kroll said this week. “He has his sights set on a state championship and he’s working hard to get there. We’re excited to see him get after it this season.”

Hood River’s varsity squad finished 19th out of 33 teams overall while giving up the 113-pound and 120-pound weight classes. Other notable performances came from Christian Marquez at 126 pounds and Juan Karlos Hernandez at 220 pounds. The two both went 3-2 overall and were one win away from a podium finish.

At the junior varsity level Ramon Ramirez won the 220-pound bracket and Colton Vieira was runner up at 160 pounds.

“Every match gets tougher and tougher at that tournament,” Kroll said. “I like bringing the team to it because I believe it makes us tougher for the rest of the season. It turns on a little light and tells the team it’s time to turn it up in practice.”

Team results from the tournament are as follows:

Overall:

1st, Roseburg (215.5 points)

2nd, Crook County (197 points)

3rd, Churchill (163 points)

4th, David Douglas (161 points)

5th, Dallas (144 points)

19th, Hood River (59.5 points)

Individual:

106 lbs., Jessica DeHart: 0-2

126 lbs., Christian Marquez: 3-2

132 lbs., Texx Spezia-Schwiff: 1-2

138 lbs., Charlie Mallon: 1-2

145 lbs., Andrew DeHart: 4-2, 6th place

152 lbs., Junior Rojas: 2-2

160 lbs., Kyle Weseman: 2-2

170 lbs., Steven Swafford: 0-2

195 lbs., Nick Mortan: 2-2

220 lbs., Juan Karlos Hernandez: 3-2

285 lbs., Jeremy Breedlove: 1-2

JV Highlights:

132 lbs., Jorge Orgega: 4th place

160 lbs., Colton Vieira: 2nd place

170 lbs., Austin Whitaker: 4th place

220 lbs., Ramon Ramirez: 1st place.

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