Mazama Wrestling Wins Districts, 18 Local Athletes Qualify for State

Kyler Pemberton (Mazama) suffers an injury to his nose during his championship match against Gabe Chavez (Hidden Valley) in the 106 weight class. Pemberton overcomes his injury winning over Chavez, 11-3. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Kyler Pemberton (Mazama) suffers an injury to his nose during his championship match against Gabe Chavez (Hidden Valley) in the 106 weight class. Pemberton overcomes his injury winning over Chavez, 11-3. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Over 130 wrestlers from 8 Oregon schools braved the wather to attend the OSAA 4A Special District 3 wrestling tournament hosted by Mazama. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Over 130 wrestlers from 8 Oregon schools braved the wather to attend the OSAA 4A Special District 3 wrestling tournament hosted by Mazama. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Three local wrestlers proved to have what it takes to be district champion.

Kyler Pemberton of Mazama became champion winning the 106 lb weight class defeating Gabe Chaves of Hidden Valley 11-3.

Klamath Union’s Isaiah Franco came out on top of the 126 lb weight class by defeating Asa Marwick of Hidden Valley 9-0.

In the 285 lb weight class, Mikey Sierra of Henley had his hand held high after defeating Christopher Woods of Hidden Valley by pinfall, in 1 minute 33 seconds.

Mazama High School played host to the OSAA 4A Special District 3 Wrestling Tournament both Friday and Saturday this week. Over 130 wrestlers from schools in Klamath Falls, Grants Pass, Phoenix, Coos Bay, and Cottage Grove braved the snow covered slick roads to participate in the tournament. When the dust settled, and the spotlight was on, one athlete in each of the 14 weight classes would be district champion.

The top four place finishers would qualify for state at the Rose Quarter on February 22-23, 2019.

Isaiah Franco (Klamath Union) locks up with Asa Marwick (Hidden Valley) in the 126 weight class. Franco wins the match 9-0 over Marwick. Becoming District Champion of the weight class and punching his ticket to state, February 22-23 in Portland. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Isaiah Franco (Klamath Union) locks up with Asa Marwick (Hidden Valley) in the 126 weight class. Franco wins the match 9-0 over Marwick. Becoming District Champion of the weight class and punching his ticket to state, February 22-23 in Portland. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

District Champions by Weight Class

  • 106 – Kyler Pemberton, Mazama

  • 113 – Ezra DeLuca, Phoenix

  • 120 – Frankie Harlow, Marshfield

  • 126 – Isaiah Franco, Klamath Union

  • 132 – Kody Koumentis, Marshfield

  • 138 – Jacky Hawkins, Phoenix

  • 145 – Jacob Dunn, Cottage Grove

  • 152 – Tandy Martin, Marshfield

  • 160 – Eliajah Santana, Phoenix

  • 170 – Drew Swenson, Cottage Grove

  • 182 – Aiden Adams, Marshfield

  • 195 – Dustin Brown, Hidden Valley

  • 220 – Joseph Carrion, Hidden Valley

  • 285 – Mikey Sierra, Henley

Kaden Wood (Mazama) prepares to lock up with Jacky Hawkins (Phoenix). Hawkins wins the 138 weight class, pinning Wood in 3:56. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Kaden Wood (Mazama) prepares to lock up with Jacky Hawkins (Phoenix). Hawkins wins the 138 weight class, pinning Wood in 3:56. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Local State Qualifiers by High School

Henley

  • Mikey Sierra (285*)

  • Taylen Kirkaldie (195)

  • Scott Renslow (170)

  • Madison Shearer (106)

Klamath Union

  • Blake Fritz (132)

  • Isaiah Franco (126*)

  • Marcos Pena (120)

    *Weight Class Champion

Mazama

  • Isaac Pena (285)

  • Ethan Richards (220)

  • Chadow Rivera (220)

  • Dominic Hankins (195)

  • Jason Ortega (182)

  • Jacob Vargas (170)

  • Kaden Wood (138)

  • Justin Ivy (126)

  • Brycen Johnson (120)

  • Savien Burk (120)

  • Kyler Pemberton (106*)

Dustin Brown (Hidden Valley) and Taylen Kirkaldie (Henley) wrestle in the championship match for the 195 weight class. Brown wins 13-3. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Dustin Brown (Hidden Valley) and Taylen Kirkaldie (Henley) wrestle in the championship match for the 195 weight class. Brown wins 13-3. February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Team Results

  1. Mazama, 295.0

  2. Hidden Valley, 291.0

  3. Phoenix, 253.5

  4. Marshfield, 204.0

  5. Cottage Grove, 170.5

  6. Henley, 149.0

  7. Klamath Union, 70.0

  8. North Valley, 70.0

Championship match 285 weight class. Mikey Sierra (Henley) grapples Christpoher Woods (Hidden Valley). Sierra wins by pin.  February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Championship match 285 weight class. Mikey Sierra (Henley) grapples Christpoher Woods (Hidden Valley). Sierra wins by pin.
February 9, 2019 (Image by, Brian Gailey / Klamath Falls News)

Complete Results by Weight Class