RIDDLE — Donoven Hargraves won the 170-pound wrestling title at the Shamrock Tournament on Saturday, which brought wrestlers from 16 high schools in Oregon and California to the small school in South County.
The Riddle junior headliner earned byes into the semifinals of the home tournament, where he was able to pin Oakland’s Jayden Henry in 3:05 to earn a shot at Roseburg junior Zach Richardson.
Prior to the final Hargraves said, “All I need to do is keep my head on straight and play my game, I know I can win this tournament on my home mat.”
In the final Hargraves pinned Richardson in 3:31.
Riddle’s other winner was Jackson Williams, who won the 126-pound title by disqualification.
Oakland’s William Powell (182) upset No. 2 seed Will Singleton of Sutherlin in the semifinals with a 3-2 decision.
“It felt really great to beat him,” Powell said. “He (Singleton) beat me 9-8 earlier this year, so to be able to get him in this tournament and have a chance to win this tournament means a lot.”
In the final Powell went up against Singleton’s cousin, Douglas High School senior Kadin Baker. Baker won an 11-4 decision over Powell to win the title.
Roseburg and Sutherlin wrestlers headlined much of the event, as the two schools sent a combined 12 wrestlers to the finals. Roseburg sent its junior varsity team to compete with varsity wrestlers from schools, including Sutherlin, Oakland, Douglas, North Douglas, Glendale, South Umpqua and Riddle.
Roseburg had 13 wrestlers competing in the tournament; seven advanced to the finals and RHS won the team title with 197.5 points.
Central Linn was second (115) and Sutherlin (111) finished third. Douglas took fifth, South Umpqua eighth and Riddle ninth. Oakland, Glendale and North Douglas finished 13, 14 and 15 in the team scoring.
RHS sophomore Colby Olsen earned pins in every match leading up to the 145 finals match with top-seeded Caleb Day from Central Linn.
“I pinned everyone because I’ve worked hard, that’s what I need to keep doing,” Olsen said. “Like Steve (Lander) says, hard work pays off.”
Olsen was pinned by Central Linn’s Caleb Day in 1:50.
Cristian Martinez, a Roseburg freshman, earned a spot in the 106-pound finals. He said it felt good to be in the finals, and his strategy was simple, “Wrestle hard.”
Martinez dropped an 11-10 decision to Tanner Stone of Sutherlin in the finals.
RHS did get tournament titles from Riley Rose (152), Eli Mignola (160) and Rogan Coffman (220).
Class 3A Sutherlin flexed its muscles on the mat, Mathew Carillo (113) wrestled his way to the final against Clayton Hatcher of Douglas.
Prior to the finals Carillo said, “My mind is kind of all over the place right now but as long as I can move him on the mat and get my shots in I can earn a win.”
Hatcher won the 8-4 decision over Carrillo.
Glendale’s William Kidwell won the title at 195.
TEAM SCORES — 1. Roseburg, 197.5; 2. Central Linn, 115; 3. Sutherlin, 111; 4. Myrtle Point, 89; 5. Douglas, 84; 6. Etna, 76.5; 7. Bonanza, 64.5; 8. South Umpqua, 49; 9. Riddle, 46; 10. Rogue River, 46; 11. Gold Beach, 39.5; 12. North Lake, 38.5; 13. Oakland, 38; 14. Glendale, 30; 15. North Douglas, 6; 16. Chiloquin, 0.
106 — Tanner Stone, Suth, dec. Christian Martinez, Ros., 11-10. 113 — Clayton Hatcher, Doug, dec. Mathew Carrillo, Suth, 8-4. 120 — Oak Tenold, Bon, p. Chris Horner, Suth, 1:38. 126 — 1. Jackson Williams, Riddle, won by disqualification. 132 — Clifford Johnson, MP, p. Chase Merrit, CL, 2:32. 138 — Trevor Downey, Etna, dec. Landen Timeus, GB, 14-5. 145 — Caleb Day, CL, p. Colby Olsen, Ros., 1:50. 152 — Riley Rose, Ros., p. Reno Davis, Etna, :23. 160 — Eli Mignola, Ros., p. Logan Stebbins, Etna, 1:06. 170 — Donoven Hargraves, Riddle, p. Zachary Richardson, Ros., 3:31. 182 — Kadin Baker, Doug, dec. William Powell, Oakl, 11-4. 195 — William Kidwell, Glen, dec. Zachary Lepre, Suth, 12-8. 220 — Rogan Coffman, Ros., p. Gabriel Tambellini, RR, 1:37. 285 — Justin Malone, CL, dec. Cayden Gingery, Ros., 4-2.