Four Grizzlies place at North Section Masters
The Lassen High School wrestling team traveled to the Redding Civic Center to take part in the North Section California Interscholastic Federation Masters Competition between Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24.
Of the countless wrestlers present at Masters, Lassen High had four athletes place in the top six for his respective weight classes. Those who placed included Chandler Monahan, Tucker St. Andre, Chase Montgomery and Dylan Boyer.
Chandler Monahan finished the 170-pound division in third place with a 5-1 record.
Chandler Monahan pinned his first opponent in two minutes and 45 seconds. He then moved on to round two and lost via 6-4 decision.
Chandler Monahan moved on to the second round of the consolation bracket and won with a fall at 2:12. He continued to win via pin in round three and four with the former at 2:26 and the later in 1:20.
Chandler Monahan then competed for third place against a Corning wrestler. Chandler Monahan ultimately won via 6-5 decision and thus claimed third place.
St. Andre earned fourth place in the 195-pound division with a 4-2 record.
St. Andre finished round one with a win via fall at 42 seconds. He then lost in the second round via 8-6 decision and move into the consolation bracket.
Round two of the consolation bracket saw
St. Andre take down his opponent for a 10-1 major decision win. He then
moved on to round three where he won via fall at 45 seconds.
St. Andre then competed for third place against a Shasta wrestler and lost via 4-3 decision to solidify his fourth-place rank.
Montgomery finished in fifth place for the 120-pound division with a record of 3-2.
Montgomery won the first two rounds with ease as round one was finished with a 16-0 technical fall in his favor and the second round ended with a 7-5 decision, again in his favor.
Round three proved more difficult for the Grizzly, however, and Montgomery ultimately moved onto the consolation bracket after falling at 3:45.
Montgomery started right off the bat in round four of the consolation bracket, but he ultimately lost that match as well, this time with a 5-3 decision favoring his Sutter opponent.
Montgomery competed against a Central Valley wrestler for the fifth-place title and effectively won via 8-4 decision.
Boyer earned sixth place for the 126-pound division with a record of 3-3.
Boyer started off strong with a win via fall at 4:48 in round one. However, his luck didn’t stay with him as the Grizzly fell at 5:14 to his West Valley opponent in round two.
Boyer picked up in round two of the consolation bracket and won against a Paradise wrestler via fall at 4:42. In round three of the consolation bracket, Boyer again won via fall, this time in 2:55.
Unfortunately, Boyer’s consolation bracket success came to an end after an 11-7 decision loss ended round four.
Boyer then competed with a Modoc wrestler for the fifth-place title, but a fall at 3:44 granted the title to his opponent and solidified his title as the sixth-place winner of the weight class.
Though they did not place, four other Grizzlies put up a great fight on the mats while at Masters: Dyllan Bond, Jared Monahan, Matthew Stout and Cameron Barton.
Bond finished with a 2-2 record in the 285-pound division.
Bond won via fall at 5:18 in the first round and thus move on to round two against a Red Bluff wrestler. Bond ultimately lost to the Red Bluff opponent via 2-1 decision.
Bond started in the second round of the consolation bracket with a win via pin at 1:34. From there, he moved on to round three against a Sutter wrestler and ultimately lost via 9-2 decision.
Jared Monahan finished the 220-pound division with a 1-2 record.
He won the first round via fall with 0:48 on the clock, but round two resulted in his Chester opponent pinning him at 1:08.
Jared Monahan then moved on to round two of the consolation bracket, but the match was lost via fall at 1:30.
Stout competed in the 138-pound bracket and finished with a 0-2 record.
Stout lost the first round via fall at 1:52. He then competed in the first round of consolations and lost via fall at 1:35.
Barton finished with a 0-2 record in the 106-pound division after falling to a Quincy wrestler in round one with 2:35 on the clock and then falling with 2:48 on the clock in the first round of consolation.
With the Northern Section Masters finished, the Lassen High School wrestling team has officially completed their season with pride.