Canby Topples Lake Oswego in Return to Mat

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After coming away victorious in their tournament bouts at McKay and McMinnville, the Canby Cougar wrestling team returned to a good, old-fashioned dual meet against Lake Oswego on Thursday.

Facing a shortage of Laker wrestlers, the Cougars dominated the meet, winning all but one match and beating Lake Oswego 69-6.

“We had a great dual against Lake Oswego,” head wrestling coach Jeremy Ensrud said. “Lake Oswego gave us a couple of tough matches, but our depth was too much for them.”

Lake Oswego was able to bring only six wrestlers to the meet due to illness and Covid protocols, leaving most of Canby’s deep, experienced squad to win by forfeit. Seven Cougars, including undefeated senior Ty Ewers, had no opponent to face on Thursday.

Of the six matches that took place, Canby won five. Matthew Young (106), Thomas Marquez (138), Ethan Ensrud (160) and Jackson Doman (170) won by fall, while Zach Netter (145) took down Riis Hinrichs in the best matchup of the day, winning by an 11-9 decision.

William Dolan (195) was the lone Laker to earn a victory on the afternoon, pinning Canby’s Jonathan Cruz.

Thursday began a three-week stretch of Three Rivers League dual meets for the Cougars, as they will travel to Lakeridge and Oregon City over the next two weeks. Canby’s next meet, scheduled for Wednesday at Lakeridge, will begin at 7 p.m.

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