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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Nelson wins 220-pound class at Santiam Christian


January 11, 2018

Pete Nelson

Blake Nelson (center) receives his tournament championship medal after winning his 220-pound weight class at the Santiam Christian Screamin' Eagle Tournament.

Blake Nelson of Creswell edged Blake Larson of Dayton 4-3 for the second time this season in a gritty, quadruple-overtime match at 220 pounds during the Screamin' Eagle wrestling tournament hosted by Santiam Christian on Jan. 6.

The score of the 220-pound championship match remained deadlocked 2-2 at the end of the second OT and was 3-3 after the third OT. In the fourth overtime period, Larsen chose the down position, hoping to earn an escape, "but Blake held him down the whole time, so he was awarded the point for the win," said Creswell Head Coach Wayne Roberts. "It was an edge-of-your-se...

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