PORTLAND — Senior Reed Van Anrooy, a defending state champion, got off to a good start for Roseburg today in the Class 6A state wrestling tournament at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Van Anrooy pinned his first-round opponent, Jacob Taylor of West Linn, in 1:10. Other early winners for the Indians were Toby Dill at 113 (pin), Chad Jones at 120 (pin), Cole Van Anrooy (pin) and Peyton Mesa at 126 (decision), Brody Faas at 138 (decision), Cameron Mesa at 145 (decision) and Teran Reedy at 195 (pin).
The only early county winner in first-round action was Chris Bowers of South Umpqua at 106 (pin).
Winning their opening matches for Glide were Ryland Benefiel (106), Ian Quimby (120), Devin Freeman (126), Michael Loomis (132), Walker Damewood (138), Garret Short (145) and Luke O’Connor (160).
Advancing in an early first-round match was Ricky Esparza (106) of Glendale,