Meet the Sandites: Payton Scott, Kenny Daniel & Zane Basma

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. 

Kenny Daniel

  • Junior
  • Weight: 120

Kenny hasn't done much wrestling this past year, but he's a stud and is expected to be a big contender for the 106 spot left vacant by State placer Cody Randall who is now at NEO. 

Payton Scott

  • Sophomore
  • Weight: 160
  • 2011 Southern Plains Greco-Roman Novice Regional Runner-Up
  • 2013 USAOK Middle School Folkstyle Champion
  • 2013 Joe Zamora Junior High Champion
  • 2014 Oklahoma State Cadet Freestyle Champion
  • 2015 OK USAW Cadet Freestyle Champion
  • 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman National Dual Runner-Up (Team Oklahoma)

Scott is as good on the mat as he is on the gridiron, if not better. He didn't get to wrestle much last high school season, but in 2013 went a perfect 25-0 with 14 pins. He's also the 2nd leading running back on the football team with over 800 yards and is an extraordinary all-around athlete. He currently sits at 19-3 in 2015.

Zane Basma

  • Weight: 170
  • Junior
  • 2015 Jerry Billings Tournament Runner-Up
  • 2015 6A State Qualifier

Basma sits a crowded weight where he'll have tough competition to make the varsity dual team each week. However, he's a solid wrestler and won't need to worry too much. He proved himself last season going 27-13 as a sophomore, taking 10th place in the prestigious Kansas City Stampede, and 4th at the 6A East Regional. He's currently sitting at 12-7 for 2015 and will likely finish the year with a solid win record.