Divided into age groups and weight classes, the four members of the Brookings Youth Wrestling club who qualified for the tournament are Josh Hannan – intermediate, 60-pounder, first place; Sequoia McCall – schoolboy, 112-pounder, second place; Nate Bond – novice, 90-pounder – third place; and Eric Parliament – schoolboy, 95-pounder, third place.
The Classic will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.
According to assistant coach Tony Hannan, the Classic brings the best wrestlers from Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon.
For his son Josh it will be the third trip.
“I’m excited,” Josh said. “I want to get first. I hope these guys can get first too.”
Bond is a second-time competitor, but for the other two it will be a first time.
“I’m excited that I made it,” McCall said. “I told my mom I would qualify and I did.”