Portland Wrestlers win District Championship
The Raider Wrestlers started their post season off on a roll by hosting team districts on Wednesday and earning wins over Belding (57-21) and Lakewood (47-28) to become Team District Champions!
The Raiders wrestled Belding first starting at the 130-pound weight class. Drew Miller started with a technical fall (winning by 15 or more points) where Isaiah Pelc followed with a pin. The matches that preceded went back and forth, with your Raiders earning 7 more pins throughout the dual and only giving up 3 establishing a double-digit lead and eventually the victory.
The Raiders then advanced to the District Finals against Lakewood. This was a rematch from last year’s District Final where the Lakewood Vikings edged the Portland Raiders by 1 team point. This season’s dual proved to be different. Drew Miller, once again started off the dual in powerful fashion with a pin where Isaiah Pelc followed with a major decision (winning by 8-14 points). Lakewood earned pins at 145, 171, 189, and 103 pound matches keeping the score close but not good enough to slow Portland’s momentum.
Congratulations Raiders Wrestlers! Be sure to watch the Raider Wrestlers on Facebook Live as they have individual districts Saturday and Team Regionals on Wednesday.
Photo by Renae Goodman.