REDMOND – Grant Union’s wrestlers hit the mats at the Oregon Classic duals wrestling tournament Jan. 18-19 in Redmond.

“This dual meet has the toughest schools in the state, and we competed hard,” said head coach Andy Lusco.

The Classic is one of the nation’s largest wrestling events. More than 2,000 wrestlers competed in the tournament, all competing for the top seed in their respective weight classes. Each school is guaranteed five matches at the tournament.

Grant Union sent 13 wrestlers to Redmond, but only 11 competed, due to injuries.

All 11 scored points in at least one dual.

Tucker Wright got the Prospectors off on the right foot as he made his mark in the 220-pound weight class.

“He is a fantastic example of hard work and dedication,” said head coach Andy Lusco. “He is making amazing strides in a short time.”

The Prospectors had tough bouts against the best 2A wrestlers in Oregon and Washington, trying to earn a spot in the hierarchy of wrestling.

Grant Union’s coaches are happy with how their growing program is developing.

“We all wrestled well,” said Lusco. “The boys are helping build a program we that we are proud of.”

The Prospectors will travel to Heppner on Saturday, Feb. 2, to compete in the BEO Tournament starting at 10 a.m.

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