By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Shutouts are pretty rare in wrestling. Even the number one team in Oklahoma only has two. But perfect shutouts? Almost unheard of. Wrestling isn't like most other sports. There's a limit to how many points you can score. With only fourteen matches per dual, and six team points being the most any single wrestler can earn, the most points a team can win by is 84. That's exactly what Sand Springs did to the Putnam West Patriots at Districts.
To earn a perfect win, every single match must be decided by pin or forfeit. There are rarities where teams forfeit several matches, like when the Bixby Spartans had a Staph outbreak and forfeited seven matches to Sand Springs. But even then the Sandites only won 57-15.
Putnam West only forfeited the opening match at 106 to Scott Patton. From there all thirteen of their wrestlers would be pinned, and only one would make it past the first period.
113 Michael Ritchey (18-14) pinned Chandler Tolton in 1:20.
120 Blake Sargent (30-9) pinned Brandon Sparks in 12.9 seconds.
126 Jack Karstetter (30-6) pinned Alex Dejesus in 33.6 seconds.
132 Derek Davis (10-5) pinned Taylor Simmons in a team-best 5.7 seconds.
138 Daton Fix (35-0) pinned Landon Loudmilk in 60 seconds.
145 Beau Bratcher (33-6) pinned Emmanuel Carreno in 1:29.
152 Cody Mathis (13-12) pinned Matt Hart in 2:47.
160 Zane Basma (26-9) pinned Terell Garett in 38.7 seconds.
170 Bryton Beck (10-14) pinned Khristian Boyd in 1:15.
182 Lane Lettich (10-6) pinned Chance Strickland in 45.9 seconds.
195 Cole Dixon (4-4) pinned Ahmaurion Rhomby in 1:18.
220 Delvin Jordan (11-4) pinned Donavon Kapple in 27.4 seconds.
285 Gage Fain (10-16) pinned Dawson Mclain in 1:21.
There's a good reason why 25 of 28 coaches voted these boys the best in the State. There's only one dual left before the State Tournament in Shawnee, so if you want to see these guys wrestle you need to be at Jenks tonight at 7:00!