MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Classic Qualifier, a youth wrestling tournament, took place at North Medford High School on January 7th.
Over 300 wrestlers fought for a chance to compete in Oregon’s biggest wrestling tournament, The Oregon Classic.
Organizers say around 34 teams entered the tournament, with kids ages 5 to 14.
Most of these kids have been training for years to compete in the Oregon Classic and face the best wrestlers in the state.
“It feels great to win, I was able to pick up the win because I was able to get behind him and score points, and then he almost had me, but I turned in took a shot, and pinned him,” said James Ogden, a Wrestler with North Valley.
Ogden says he took first in his division and is looking forward to advancing to The Oregon Classic.
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