Lakeview High School wrestling claimed third place, behind Willows and host Modoc, at the 33rd annual Modoc Northeast Wrestling Classic. Claiming tournament championships for Lakeview were Rale Harmon at 160 lbs., Quincey Ludwig in the 135 lb. girls’ division, and Becky Patzke in the 145 lb. girls’ division.
Coming in second were Jesse Acosta at 170 lbs., Wyatt Julian at 285 lbs., Riley Stubbs in the 125 lb. girls’ division, and Raelynn Severson in the 145 lb. girls’ division. The tournament included California teams: Modoc, Anderson Union, Willows, Etna, Chester, Lassen, Burney, and Fall River; along with Oregon teams: Klamath Union, Crane, and Lakeview. Every Lakeview wrestler placed in the top five in their weight class and the team won 24 matches while losing only eight.
Rale Harmon won the 160 lb. weight class by pinning all three opponents including Miles McCallister of Klamath Union, Parker Montgomery of Chester, and Alex Correa of Willows. Quincey Ludwig dominated her weight class by pinning Carmela Downey of Etna and Verity Hall of Crane, before beating Eliza Pena of Modoc by technical fall 17-2. This is Ludwig’s second straight tournament championship this season. Becky Patzke won the girls 145 lb. weight class by pinning Verity Hall of Crane and Raelynn Severson of Lakeview 7-6.
Riley Stubbs came in second place by pinning Ashley Hill of Crane and Rali Owens of Willows, before falling to Kaleigh Dukes of Klamath Union. Raelynn Severson took runner-up in the girls’ 145 lb. weight class by pinning Verity Hall of Crane, before losing to Lakeview’s Becky Patzke. Also coming in second was Wyatt Julian at 285 lbs. by pinning Valentine Gallegos of Willows and Reagan Dunten of Lassen, before falling by pin to Tytus Potap of Modoc.
Coming in third place for Lakeview were Redden Lym at 145 lbs. and Jaden Schulte at 195 lbs, who both made it to the semifinals before wrestling for third place. Coming in fifth place were Steven Stogsdill at 126 lbs., Jacob Adkins at 195 lbs., and Damien McGarva at 285 lbs.
“I was pleased with our young team that came out attacking to score points,” Coach Ludwig stated, “where every one of our wrestlers were either down, or in a real battle with other wrestlers, and we found a way to score the points to win. It is great to see our young team put some attacks together and put themselves in good position to win matches. It is impressive to have every one of our wrestlers place in the top five, especially with the freshmen and first year wrestlers.”
Next up, Lakeview will travel to the Grants Pass Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17.
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