Umpqua Community College’s men’s wrestling team competed at the NJCAA West District Championships in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Sunday and qualified five wrestlers for the national tournament.
Garrett Russell, Braydon Wright, Nathan Kiddoo, Adam Lamb and Sawyer Myres are headed to the NJCAA National Championships on March 1-2, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Kiddoo (125 pounds) fell in 38 seconds to Zeth Brower of Clackamas Community College in the championship match.
Myres (141) was defeated by Elijah Ozuna of Clackamas in the title match. Ozuna won by fall in 2:39.
Adam Lamb (285) finished second after falling to Clackamas’ Tommy Mommer in the title match in 3:13.
Russell (149), a Roseburg High graduate, finished third. He won a 3-2 decision over SWOCC’s AJ Lira in a third-place match.
Wright (157) won his third-place match with a fall over Aaron Runion of SWOCC in 3:41.
UCC’s Johnny Maldonado (133), Jesse Ramirez (165), Josh Hammers (174), Gottlieb Davis (184) and Brayden Schultz (197) finished fifth.
Umpqua finished fourth as a team with 107 points. The tournament was won by Clackamas with 196 points, followed by North Idaho College (143.5) and Southwest Oregon Community College (123).
TEAM SCORES — 1. Clackamas Community College, 196; 2. North Idaho College, 143.5; 3. Southwest Oregon Community College, 123; 4. Umpqua Community College, 107; 5. Highline Community College, 101.
125 — Zeth Brower, CCC, p. Nathan Kiddoo, UCC, :38. 133 — Jason Shaner, CCC, dec. Shandon Akea, HCC, 11-7. 141 — Elijah Ozuna, CCC, p. Sawyer Myres, UCC, 2:39. 149 — Bryce Parson, NIC, won by forfeit. 157 — Cooper MCCullough, NIC, p. Joel Romero, CCC, 4:42. 165 — Mason McDaniel, CCC, won by forfeit. 174 — Trajan Hurd, CCC, p. Cole Hornbrook, SWOCC, 2:55. 184 — Trevor Senn, CCC, dec. Quinn Simard, SWOCC, 7-2. 197 — Joey Daniel, CCC, won by tiebreaker Wyatt Westfall, SWOCC, 4-3. 285 — Tommy Mommer, CCC, p. Adam Lamb, UCC, 3:13.