It was another memorable weekend when teams from all over the state competed at the Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County fairgrounds.
After going undefeated in dual matches in pool competition, Redmond qualified for the Jan. 19 championship bracket in Class 5A. The Panthers fell 36-28 in their quarterfinal match against Intermountain Conference rival Pendleton.
Ridgeview qualified for the 5A consolation bracket, where it fell 51-25 against West Albany.
Redmond’s B team also reached the championship bracket, where the Panthers lost 55-18 against Hillsboro.
Redmond and Ridgeview each had some key victories on the first day of competition Jan. 18.
Redmond, which competed in Class 5A pool 3, defeated Hillsboro 51-28, then knocked off Crater, last season’s state runner up, 37-33, before wrapping up the day with a 58-3 victory against Crook County’s B team.
Ridgeview opened competition in pool 2 with a 66-6 loss against defending state champion Dallas, then rebounded to defeat North Eugene 42-33, before losing to Crater’s B team 46-24 and Milwaukie 63-12.
Redmond’s B team, competing in pool 4, lost to Thurston 83-0 and West Albany 70-10, before defeating Rex Putnam 42-27 and losing 80-0 against Pendleton.
The Panthers return to the mat at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View, before heading to Hillsboro for Friday and Saturday’s Reser’s Tournament of Champions.
Ridgeview heads to West Albany Saturday for the Tod Surmon Invite.
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