PREP WRESTLING: Dragons take first at Liberty Invitational

Dallas' wrestling team placed first at the Liberty Invitational.

Dallas' wrestling team placed first at the Liberty Invitational.

HILLSBORO — Dallas’ wrestling team won the Liberty Invitational on Saturday.

Cael Morrison (106 pounds), Hayden Millard (113), Treve Earhart (182), and Ashton Brecht (285) finished first to lead the Dragons.

Brecht defeated Liberty’s Dylan Thygersen in his first match of the tournament. Thygersen entered Saturday ranked first in 6A by the Oregon Wrestling Foundation.

“I was very happy with the team’s overall performance at the Liberty Tournament,” coach Tony Olliff said. “Of course, the finalists all had a great tournament and performed well.”

Ryan Bibler (120), Dawson Barcroft (126), and Nicholas Nelson (160) took second, and Bryce Jordan (285), Jared Coxen (160), and Bryce Miller (152) placed third.

“The freshmen, Millard and Morrison are establishing themselves as top lightweights,” Olliff said. “Our upperclassmen, Nelson and Earhart, are leaders both on and off the mat.”

The Dragons hope to see injured wrestlers Jacob Jones, Joe English and Dylan Dupas healthy by the new year.

Dallas will compete at the Northwest Duals in Albany Dec. 28-29.


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