Sand Springs leading Regional Tournament after Day 1 with 8 in finals

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Wrestling season is far from over and despite the upset loss at Dual State, Sand Springs still has a chance for a State Championship in the regular State Tournament. 

The first two rounds took place Friday and the Sandites finished with a slight lead over Broken Arrow. The finals matches won't be wrestled until tonight at 6:00 p.m. and Sand Springs has eight athletes wrestling for first place.

113 Michael Ritchey, 120 Blake Sargent, 126 Daton Fix, 132 Jack Karstetter, 138 Beau Bratcher, 152 Payton Scott, 160 Zane Basma, and 220 Delvin Jordan are all wrestling for first place and are guaranteed State Qualifiers.

106 Riley Weir, 145 Cody Mathis, 170 Trace Fleischman, 195 Zach Sims, and 285 Gage Fain all have a single loss each, but if they can beat their next opponents they'll qualify for State and get to wrestle for third place in the Regional.