The Grant County Wrestling Club gave the home crowd something to cheer about over the weekend.

A total of 172 youth wrestlers competed in John Day on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Grant County Wrestling Tournament.

The Grant County Wrestling Club won with 456 total match points, and Baker placed second with 248 out of the 15 teams competing at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School. Grant County had a total 73 wins and 39 losses.

There were 40 Grant County club wrestlers participating, mainly ranging in age from 4 to 8.

“The littles are catching on quick,” said Grant County head coach Steve Parsons. “They’re winning about 65 to 75 percent of their matches. It’s really good for a small team.”

Tye Rookstool and Zane Rookstool are Parsons’ assistant coaches, and others help at practices, including dads and moms.

The coach said feedback from the tournament has been positive.

“We had a lot of great help from the community,” Parsons said.

He said Sherry and Lenny Dowdy ran the hospitality room, and high school wrestlers volunteered as referees. Jessica Knowles, Shilo Harper, Heather Rookstool and Stephanie Parsons assist with the weigh-ins, stats and communicating information to the parents at the tournaments.

“Overall it went well,” the coach said, adding he couldn’t do it without all the help.

Grant County Wrestling Tournament

Ginny Clarry, second and first (girls division)

Coyle Van Cleave, third, 1 win, 2 losses

Kale Tremblay, first, 3 wins by pin

Brogan Lundbom, second, 2 pins, 1 loss

Cooper Cobb, first, 3 wins (2 by pin)

Grayson Schmadeka, fourth

Blake Kimball, fourth

Bransyn Harper, first, 3 wins by pin

Hank Giffin, first, 2 wins (1 by pin)

Blake Sandor, third, 1 win by pin, 2 losses

Porter Adams, third, 1 win, 2 losses

Colter Handley, fourth

Cooper Ross, third, 1 win, 2 losses

Zeke Rookstool, first, 5 wins

Tristan Clarry, first, 2 wins by pin

Wyatt Lieuallen, second, 3 wins (2 by pin)

Cody Knowles, third, 1 win, 2 losses

Samuel Stout, first, 3 wins

Gabe Gangler, third, 3 wins, 2 losses

Kayleb Rodgers, fourth, 1 win, 4 losses

Jeritt Gast, third, 3 wins, 2 losses

Jase Whatley, first, 5 wins (3 by pin)

Noah Cobb, fourth, 2 wins, 3 losses

Brogan Rookstool, first, 5 wins (4 by pin)

Beau Van Cleave, first, 5 wins (3 by pin)

Jack Knowles, first, 2 wins by pin

Ritter Rookstool, first, 3 wins (2 by pin)

Jerett Waddel, second, 2 wins by pin, 1 loss

Tatyn Harper, third, 3 wins, 2 losses

Kaden Wright, third, 1 win by pin, 2 losses

Charley Knowles, second, 4 wins (2 by pin), 1 loss

Rumble of the Rock in Redmond, Nov. 24

Mason Benge, second, 3 wins by pin, 1 loss

Taylor Parsons, second, 3 wins (2 by pin) 1 loss

Owen Parsons, did not place

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Coyle Van Cleave, second, 2 win, 1 loss

Kale Tremblay, first, 3 wins by pin

Brogan Lundom, third, 2 wins (1 by pin), 1 loss

Bransyn Harper, second, 2 wins (1 by pin), 1 loss

Hank Giffin, first, 3 wins (2 by pin)

Wyatt Lieuallen, first, 3 wins (1 by pin)

Cody Knowles, fourth

Samuel Stout, first, 4 wins (3 by pin)

Kayleb Rogers, fourth, 1 win, 3 losses

Jase Whatley, first, 4 wins (3 by pin)

Beau Van Cleave, first, 4 wins (2 by pin)

Brogan Rookstool, first, 4 wins (2 by pin)

Owen Parsons, second, 3 wins by pin, 1 loss

Jack Knowles, first, 3 wins (2 by pin)

Jerett Waddel, first, 5 wins (4 by pin)

Ritter Rookstool, second, 4 wins by pin, 1 loss

Colter Handley, fifth, 1 win, 4 losses

Taylor Parsons, first, 5 wins by pin

Tatyn Harper, second, 4 wins by pin, 1 loss

Zeke Rookstool, second, 4 wins (3 by pin), 1 loss

Kaden Wright, second, 3 wins (2 by pin), 1 loss

Charley Knowles, fourth, 2 wins by pin, 3 losses

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