Carter Young takes 2nd in Flo Kickoff Classic

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

12-14 years old

13 year-old Sandite-extraordinaire Carter Young is now 91-5 for the year after an impressive performance at the 2015 Flo Kickoff Classic. Twelve Sandites competed at the 2-day event which was hosted at the Tulsa Expo Square Pavilion this weekend.

The 76-pound wrestling stud started out hot with a 17-1 tech fall over Gavin Owens and a 0:57 pin of Nate Mooney before giving up a narrow 4-3 decision to Aiden Riggins of Janesville, Iowa. 

Young didn't let it get him down, however, and he rebounded with a 58 second pin of Nebraskan Bryce Jackson, then defeated Cael Keck 6-0, Jacob Salcedo 6-1, Lain Yapouijan 6-0, and Tristan Stafford 7-1 for the second-place title.

Owen Martin competed at 64 pounds and didn't place.

  • Defeated Charles Hannah (Mighty Bluebirds) by pin 0:46. 
  • Lost to Jore Volk (Pinnacle) by 16-0 tech fall.
  • Lost to Christian Forbes (RAW (Roller Academy of Wrestling)) 9-4.

15-17 years old

Noah Almy competed at 145 pounds and took 6th place.

  • Lost to Matt Liberato (Hanover Park) 6-2.
  • Defeated Nicholas Bahm (Winfield Wrestling Club) 3-2. 
  • Defeated Peyton Buzbee (Roller Academy of Wrestling) 3-1.
  • Lost to Gage Hockett (Cushing) by fall 1:56.
  • Lost to Jadon Martin (Dethrone) 5-4.

Saige Martin competed at 101 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Mosha Schwartz (SOT Academy) 17-2 by tech fall.
  • Lost to Jared Campbell (Collinsville Cardinals) 2-0 by sudden victory.

10-11 years old

Clayton Giddens took 6th place at 61 pounds in the 10-11 year old division, going 3-3.

  • Lost to Dillon Campbell (Catalyst Wrestling Club) 8-1.
  • Defeated Keith Sanders (Parsons Wrestling Club) 14-0 by major decision.
  • Defeated Kody Routledge (Matrix Grappling) 4-0.
  • Defeated Reid Spurley (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) 10-5 by sudden victory.
  • Lost to Vince Bouzakis (Team Greco) 15-4 by major decision.
  • Lost to Louden Stradling (Forest Hills Central) 5-0.

Jackson Martin competed at 52 pounds and didn't place.

  • Defeated Reece Parks (Kansas Young Guns) by fall 1:03.
  • Lost to Ayden Thomas (Texas School of Wrestling) by fall 0:56.
  • Lost to Angelo Di Pol (Legends of Gold) by fall 0:21.

Michael Johnson competed at 52 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Miles Anderson (Nebraska Boyz) by 14-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Tobius Kriner (Lawrence Elite Wrestling) by fall 0:52.
  • Lost to Christian Fretwell (Shawger Elite) 3-0.

Zander Grigsby competed at 55 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Seth Syra (Red Cobra WA) by fall 2:39.
  • Lost to Gage Walker (Jay Wrestling Club) 6-2.

8-9 years old

Jaxon Grigsby competed at 46 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Turner Ross (Texas School of Wrestling) by 9-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Mason Brayfield (Greater Heights Wrestling) 9-2.
  • Defeated Eli Gabrielson (SMWC WolfPack) 10-6.
  • Lost to Jaxon Kennedy (Yukon Youth Wrestling) by 1:43 fall.

Jaxon Trotter competed at 85 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Tag DeLuca (Oregon Wrestling Academy) 5-4.
  • Defeated Carlos Cardosa by fall in 0:41.
  • Lost to Danny Zmorowski (Twinsburg Wrestling Club) 5-4.

Zane Swafford competed at 61 pounds and didn't place. 

  • Lost to Landin Lamberth (Maverick Elite Wrestling) by 11-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Cale McCurry (Terminator Wrestling) by 2:00 pin. 
  • Lost to Sean Stanton (Nebraska Boyz) by 2:36 pin.

Jace Simms competed at 61 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Reed Wilson (Terminator Wrestling) 8-4.
  • Lost to Devon Miller (Ponca City) 6-1.