By Jeremy McDonald
BEAVERTON, Ore.– On the back of a back-to-back, the Scots wrestlers carried the momentum from their Thursday Greater Valley Conference win over South Salem into the duals at Aloha High School.
Though they lost to the Host-Warriors in this four-team Dual Tourney, the McKay Wrastlers finished second in the tournament with strong performances by Shane Tennis (126), Matt Jarding (160) David Rubio (170), Salavdor ‘Chava’ Camargo (220) and the big man Zair Ku Beiza (285) as everyone saw three quality matches to end the week off strong.
“I think these our great tune ups and getting us ready for Our own league duals , and having such a long break this was good to get matches in and get rust off,” said Rubio on how the team did against some tough competition Friday, Rubio went 3-0 in the tournament.
Against a Aloha team that’s near that top of the 6A as a unit Jarding, Rubio, Camargo and Tennis all got pins to start the night as the leaders stepped up to lead the young Scots team.
“Our leaders went put there and set the tone for the younger kids, and the freshmen wrestled up to those expectations set by the older dudes,” said Head Coach Troy Thomas on how important it was for the leaders to step up.
For Rubio, the sophomore knows how important it is to guide the younger wrestlers in these tough situations.
“It’s good to pave the way for younger guys to show how to approach a match and just watching us wrestle they can pick up on stuff we do and be like,’Hey I like that move can you show me that’, And us leaders can help them and coach and cheer them and on,” said Rubio.
Up next for McKay, though the Woodburn Duals were canceled due to weather, they play host to McMinnville Wednesday at home, JV is at 6pm and Varsity at 7pm.
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