Oak Ridge’s varsity wrestling team took second place at the Marty Manges Invitational in December, just behind inter-county rival Ponderosa High, at Casa Robles High School.
Troy’s Brandon Claiborne and Ryan Redhair took first in their respective weight categories. Claiborne beat Colin Hustrulid of Ponderosa. Hustrulid was up by one, until Brandon pinned him with 20 seconds left in the match. Redhair, a first-time varsity champ, beat T.J. Holloway from Ponderosa, 8-4.
106 – Jack Likins, 3rd (4-1)
113 – Josh Ploke, 3rd
120 – Ricky Mello, 7th
132 – Christian Portilla, 2nd (first time varsity finalist)
145 – Brandon Claiborne, 1st
152 – Ryan Redhair, 1st
160 – Corbett Ralstin 2nd (Lost to the Bruins’ Zach Velasquez by pin)
182 – James Portilla, 3rd (Beat Ponderosa’s Josh Ferry, 6-3)
195 – Bishane Sagal, 2nd
220 – Sherman McVay 2nd (lost to Kyle Jennings from Ponderosa, 3-1)
Troy’s JV team took fifth at the Will C Wood Duals.