The Woodburn wrestling team participated in the Joe Stewart Invitational tournament at Rex Putman HS on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The team finished in 3rd place, just two team points behind 2nd. This was a strong performance amongst the sixteen 6A and 5A teams that participated in the tournament.
“There was some great wrestling from the entire team,” said Woodburn wrestling coach Dusty Price. “They fought and never backed down, out-conditioning every opponent on the mat.”
Marcos Hernandez (120) was an individual champion along with Hector Paniagua (126) and Angel Acevedo (145).
Wesley Vasquez (126) placed 2nd, wrestling up 2 weight classes as a non-scorer after missing weight by .2 lb. He scratched to teammate Paniagua in the finals.
Bryan Hernandez (113) and William Sandoval (138) placed 3rd while Bryan Ramirez (120) and Freddy Hernandez (132) placed 4th.
“Today was a great day for Woodburn Wrestling as there were great performances of wrestling,” said Marcos Hernandez, who won his entire brtacket at the meet. “We came in ready to put some pain on the mat and the team delivered. I feel like the team is going to tear it up the next two weeks left for wrestling and at districts. I am looking forward to seeing this team blossom at the district tournament.”
The Woodburn Wrestling team will host a match on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from at 4:00-8:30 PM at Woodburn High School. The Bulldogs will face Estacada, Molalla and North Marion.
At approximately 7:00 PM, seniors will be recognized for their achievements at WHS. Included in this group are three student-athletes, Marcos Hernandez, William Sandoval and Angel Acevedo: “They will be 4x Guts Club, having never missed a single practice while in high school,” said Price about three senior athletes being recognized. “It is an honor to coach such remarkable young men who are so committed and loyal.”
Team Website: WoodburnWrestling