Grant Union sent 17 wrestlers to the middle school district tournament March 4 at Boardman’s Riverside High School, where five of the grapplers placed in the top three in their weight class.

These qualifiers advance to the Saturday, March 11, Oregon Middle School Wrestling Championships in Woodburn with action starting at 9 a.m.

The team is coached by Jake Batease and assistant Kyle Erickson.

The advancing five include:

Justin Hodge (125), grade 7, champion

Tanner Way (195), grade 8, second place

Kevin Duvall (275), grade 8, second place

Bladen Burril (275), grade 8, third place

Ethan Moore (85), grade 8, third place

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