Gradin Fairbanks
Gradin Fairbanks (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School wrestling team swept a pair of duals Tuesday at Elmira with wins over the host school, 54-18, and Siuslaw, 45-15.

Gradin Fairbanks, Blaise Pindell, Connar Kohn and Joseph Choi saw regulation action in both duals and defeated their opponents. Fairbanks, who wrestles at 145 pounds, had the toughest path with a win over his Elmira opponent on a 13-11 decision that went into a “sudden victory” period. Against Siuslaw, Fairbanks outpointed his opponent with an 8-5 decision.

Pindell had a 5-0 decision and a pin in 3:47 at 170. Kohn had two pins — each in less than 1 minute — at 220. And Choi, who wrestles at 285, recorded a couple of pins as well.

Ben Hernandez (120), Blake Niemann (126) and Chase Ringwald (132) all had pins in their only matches of the day. Caleb Blackburn (138) split his two matches with the loss coming against Siuslaw on a tough 7-6 decision.

The Warriors head to Junction City on Wednesday for another double dual. Besides the host school, Stayton will also face PHS on the mat. On Thursday, the team will wrestle at Sweet Home with Cascade and Marshfield also competing.

Elmira Double Dual
Tuesday, June 1, at Elmira HS

Philomath 54, Elmira 18
106Colton Barklow, Elmira, won by forfeit
113Chendong Zhao, Elmira, won by forfeit
120Ben Hernandez, Philomath, won by forfeit
126Blake Niemann, Philomath, won by forfeit
132Chase Ringwald, Philomath, pinned William Walton, 2:00
138Caleb Blackburn, Philomath, pinned Ian Drago, 4:27
145Gradin Fairbanks, Philomath, dec. Wayde Walton, 13-11 (SV-1)
152Ruben Fox, Elmira, pinned David Griffith, 4:59
160Double forfeit
170Blaise Pindell, Philomath, dec. Ayden Wolgamott, 5-0
182Jacob Williams, Philomath, won by forfeit
195Issiah Blackburn, Philomath, won by forfeit
220Connar Kohn, Philomath, pinned Brett Highburger, 0:23
285Joseph Choi, Philomath, pinned Luke Wolgamott, 3:12
Exhibition Matches
132Enrico Cervantez, Elmira, dec. Chase Ringwald, 2-0
145Seth Drago, Elmira, pinned Adam Hernandez, 1:19
Philomath 45, Siuslaw 15
106Double forfeit
113Double forfeit
120Ben Hernandez, Philomath, pinned Yoskar De La Mora, 3:17
126Blake Niemann, Philomath, pinned Cayden Gray, 2:40
132Chase Ringwald, Philomath, won by forfeit
138Hunter Petterson, Siuslaw, dec. Caleb Blackburn, 7-6
145Gradin Fairbanks, Philomath, dec. Michael Shick, 8-5
152Elijah LaCosse, Siuslaw, pinned David Griffith, 4:52
160Double forfeit
170Blaise Pindell, Philomath, pinned Ryan Jennings, 3:47
182Mason Buss, Siuslaw, pinned Jacob Williams, 1:31
195Issiah Blackburn, Philomath, won by forfeit
220Connar Kohn, Philomath, pinned Christian Newlan, 0:58
285Joseph Choi, Philomath, pinned JC Gentry, Siuslaw, 2:33
152John Corser, Siuslaw, pinned Adam Hernandez, 0:45