Meet the Sandites: Blake Sargent & Jack Karstetter

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

There's 15 days left till the Charles Page varsity wrestling team kicks off the season with a big win over Owasso. This season Sand Springs took runner-up in the Fast Pitch softball State Championship, and is soon to beat the snot out of Bixby for a State Championship in football. Once the hubbub surrounding the gridiron quiets down, it'll be all eyes on the mat as Sand Springs returns one of the greatest squads in school history. 

For the next 15 days, we'll be counting down to the first dual and taking a look at our crowded roster of major talent. 

Blake Sargent

  • Sophomore
  • Weight: 126
  • 2014 Oklahoma Open Champion
  • 2015 Brute Junior High All-State Runner-Up
  • 2015 Sand Springs Cadet Freestyle Champion

Sargent made a solid freshman debut with 3rd place finishes in both the Perry Tournament of Champions and the Jay Hancock Memorial Invitational and participated in several duals as well. Since the high school season ended, Sargent is 18-5, and he will likely continue that dominating record well into the school year.

Jack Karstetter

  • Junior
  • Weight: 132
  • 2012 Southern Plains Regional Schoolboy Greco Runner-Up
  • 2012 Southern Plains Regional Schoolboy Freestyle Champion
  • 2014 Park-City Wichita Classic High School Runner-Up
  • 2015 Jerry Billings Tournament Champion
  • 2015 Jay Hancock Memorial Invitational Runner-Up
  • 2015 OSSAA 6A East Regional Champion
  • 2015 OK USA National Team Cadet Freestyle Qualifier
  • 2015 Sand Springs Cadet Freestyle Champion
  • 2015 OK USA Cadet Freestyle State Champion
  • 2015 Southern Plains Regional Cadet Freestyle Champion
  • 2015 Southern Plains Regional Cadet Greco Champion
  • 2015 Cadet Greco National Duals Runner-Up (Team Oklahoma)

Jack Karstetter is no joke. Then again, none of the Karstetter clan is anything to mess around with. Jack gets better every year, and in 2015 he's sitting at 63-9 with 11 pins and 28 tech falls. He went 34-7 last school season and earned a ticket to the State Championships, though he didn't place. Those losses at the the Championship spurred him into a 20-win streak and earned him a spot on Team Oklahoma at the Cadet National Duals where they took 2nd place in Greco-Roman. He also took 8th place in Greco Nationals this summer and is pretty much guaranteed to rank for every dual this season. No doubt he's headed back to state this season and will likely place if not win it all.