By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team is currently sitting in first place at the Jerry Billings Invitational in Sapulpa, by a significant margin. The tournament began Friday morning and Sand Springs entered wrestlers in only ten of fourteen weight classes while resting several athletes with minor injuries.
The Sandites currently lead No. 3 Broken Arrow 194 points to 142, with 5A No. 3 Collinsville holding 133 points. The Sandites' massive lead is made even more impressive considering they didn't wrestle anybody at 152, 182, 195, or 285 pounds. Eight Sand Springs wrestlers will be competing for first place in their brackets, while six others have the possibility of placing as high as third place.
The consolation matches will begin Saturday at noon and the finals matches will be wrestled at 4:00 p.m. in the Sapulpa Chieftain Center at 1201 East Lincoln Avenue.
106 Riley Weir (Sand Springs) vs Rocky Stevens (Collinsville) - 1st Place
113 Tanner Ward (Sand Springs) vs Caleb Tanner (Collinsville) - 1st Place
120 Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs) vs Gunner Hamm (Collinsville) - 1st Place
126 Irwin Portillo (Sand Springs) vs Bennett Sherrer (Pryor) - Consolation Quarterfinals
126 Blake Sargent (Sand Springs) vs (Sherrer/Portillo) - Consolation Semifinals
132 Daton Fix (Sand Springs) vs TaJuan Daniels (Broken Arrow) - 1st Place
138 Jack Karstetter (Sand Springs) vs Louden Akin (Sperry) - 1st Place
145 Derek Davis (Sand Springs) vs Braden Roller (Bixby) - Consolation Quarterfinals
145 Beau Bratcher (Sand Springs) vs Nate Keim (Collinsville) - 1st Place
160 Mikey Burns (Sand Springs) vs Skylar Johnson (Union) - Consolation Quarterfinals
160 Noah Almy (Sand Springs) vs (Burns/Johnson) - Consolation Semifinals
170 Zane Basma (Sand Springs) vs Dalton Abney (Cascia Hall) - 1st Place
220 Gage Fain (Sand Springs) vs Noah Cortes (Broken Arrow) - Consolation Quarterfinals
220 Delvin Jordan (Sand Springs) vs Cody Adams (Bixby) - 1st Place