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Elks Memorial Wrestling Tournament Sunday, January 07, 2007

Gabe Starr (top) of Silverton HS wrestles with Centennial's Ricky McBee in the 145-pound championship match at the Elks Memorial Tournament in Hood River on Jan. 6, 2007. Starr won the title by beating McBee 5-4.

Wrestlers from eight high schools traveled to Hood River, Ore., to compete in the Elks Memorial Tournament on Jan. 6, 2007.

Led by Zack Clark (103 lbs), Gabe Starr (145 lbs), and Ivan Durrant (152 lbs), Silverton High School won the meet with 219 points. Host sc
hool Hood River Valley finished second with 200.5. Reynolds HS, from Troutdale, finished third with 185.5 points.

Alex Titus of Hood River Valley HS is declared the winner of the 275-pound championship after pinning Jacob Peters (right) of Silverton HS at 1:27.

Zach Murphy of Centennial High School controls the arm of Lucas Mora, an unattached wrestler from Silverton HS, in their 125-pound semi-final match. Murphy went on to win the title in that weight class. Mora finished fourth.

Ricky McBee of Centennial High School is consoled by his coach after losing the 145-pound championship match by a single point.