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By Tom Page
The Creswell Chronicle 

Pleasant Hill wrestlers place fourth at Junction City


January 25, 2018

Christopher Palanuk

Billies wrestler Aston Ruchti struggles to keep Scio opponent Hunter Robinson from overtaking him during the second round of their bout. Pleasant Hill hosted a four-team divisional coed meet against Colton, Harrisburg and Scio on Jan. 18. The Billies won against Colton, 15-6; lost to Harrisburg; and lost to Scio, 24-57.

Pleasant Hill finished fourth in a 17-team wrestling tournament Saturday at Junction City.

Freshman Asher Ruchti won the 126-pound bracket. Ruchti finished first in his pool, then used a 52-second quarterfinal pin followed by a 1:26 win in the semis and 6-1 decision in the finals.

Samuel Baker was fourth at 126, winning a 15-0 technical fall and an 11-second pin followed by a 2:00 pin to reach the semis.

Blaine Rodolf reached the 138-pound championship match and took second. Rodolf won by a 16-1 technical fall and 2:39 pin in pool action, then recorded 2:28 and 41-second pins in the quarter...

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