Making final adjustments before hosting the District 8 2A/1A Tournament Feb. 10-11, the Grant Union wrestling team traveled to Wallowa for a tournament Jan. 26 and then were at the Wapiti League Dual Jan. 27 at Enterprise.

At Wallowa, junior Logan Titus won the 140-pound championship with a 9-6 decision over Powder Valley's Troy Cox.

Grant Union coach Dave Naibert said Titus has been picked to place second in the upcoming state tournament in the 135-pound weight class.

"Logan did an excellent job for us," Naibert said.

At 145 pounds, sophomore Ian McLeod placed second, losing by a pin fall in the second period of the title match to Joseph's Kyle Schoningh.

Wrestling at 152 pounds, senior Rustin McLeod also brought home a silver medal. after a tough match against Charles Shirley from La Grande losing by a 5-2 decision.

Aaron Humbird at 152 pounds and Donnie Speakman at 275 both finished in third place and 112-pound Chris Boyer was fourth.

Snowy roads cut down the number of teams for Saturday's tournament with squads from Elgin/Imbler and Powder Valley unable to make the trip.

Rustin McLeod won the 152-pound championship pinning all three of his opponents to take home the gold medal.

Freshman Isaac Whitman, wrestling at 135 pounds, won his first two matches by pin falls over opponents from Vale and Enterprise and was leading in the title match against Oravio Espanoza from Nyssa.

"It was a hard-fought match and he was in the lead before getting pinned in the third period to finish second," Naibert said.

Titus and Ian McLeod also brought home silver medals.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.