Grizzlies place second in RR Invite

    ROGUE RIVER — Trevor Fulton and Zach Adler won their weight divisions to lead Ashland to a second-place showing, and Rogue River placed third in the nine-team Rogue River Invitational.

    Del Norte won the tourney with 140.5 points, with Ashland finishing as the distant runner-up with 88. Rogue River had 84.

    Fulton earned three pins in the 170-pound weight class, pinning Chase Nelson of Illinois Valley in the championship match in 1 minute, 48 seconds. Fulton needed just 48 seconds to dispatch Christifer Setzer of Illinois Valley in the quarterfinals and pinned Caleb Barnwell of Rogue River in 5:44 to advance to the final.

    Adler earned two wins, both by fall, to claim the 220-pound title. Following a first-round bye, he pinned Averi Winn of Brookings in 2:38 then pinned Brenden Schrader of Del Norte in 56 seconds to clinch the championship.

    For Rogue River, heavyweight Gabe Echaide pinned two opponents to take his weight class, and 126-pounder William McVeigh placed second. Echaide pinned James Solomon in the final in 1:32.


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