By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Sandites just love their pinning streaks. Even when they take on some of the toughest teams in the State, they're shooting for the fall every time.
1st Sand Springs (4-0)
2nd Claremore (3-1)
3rd Vian (1-3)
4th Springdale (1-3)
5th Midwest City (1-3)
1st Collinsville (3-1)
2nd Comanche (3-1)
3rd Pittsburg (2-2)
4th Bentonville (2-2)
5th Bartlesville (0-4)
1st Perry (4-0)
2nd Lebanon (3-1)
3rd Mustang (2-2)
4th Owasso (1-3)
5th Enid (0-4)
1st Manhattan (4-0)
2nd Union (3-1)
3rd Deer Creek (2-2)
4th Har-Ber (1-3)
5th Salina (0-4)
The No. 1 ranked Sand Springs wrestling team (12-0) continued their undefeated season with a commanding 65-12 victory over No. 12 Claremore (9-3), winning eleven of fourteen matches with nine pins.
Three-time undefeated State Champion Daton Fix (32-0 season) picked up his 150th career win. The Oklahoma State-committed senior put on a takedown clinic against Parker Price, working up a 16-7 lead before pinning his foe in 3:34.
Technically Jack Karstetter (18-1, 91-16) didn't get a fall, but he did get a technical fall, topping State Qualifier Logan Rea 17-2 in only 3:26. Beau Bratcher (27-6, 118-29) elected to go for the actual fall, pinning State Qualifier Tracy Reeder in 4:41, and Payton Scott (27-1, 48-9) followed suit with a pin of Corbin Ballard in 2:21.
The streak came to a close at 170 as State Qualifier Austin Short prevailed 7-4 over sophomore Noah Almy (16-13). Zane Basma (16-2, 78-27) responded with a pin of State Qualifier Josh Parzaile in 2:29, but Claremore picked up another win at 182 as Seth Seago topped freshman Hayden Cramer (7-4) in a close 5-1 decision.
Gage Fain (22-9, 35-31) pinned Adam Cegielski in 2:27 and Delvin Jordan (30-2, 61-14) took down Ryan Cochran in 0:58, then Claremore pulled out their lone pin of the night as Paul Odell topped sophomore Dominique Pipes (1-4, 1-6) in 4:28. That would be the last match the Zebras would win.
Riley Weir (27-6, 48-18) pinned Michael McMorris in 0:50, Tanner Ward (23-8, 99-20) pinned Ethan Stevenson in 3:12, Michael Ritchey (25-8, 54-32) received a forfeit, and Blake Sargent (25-8, 77-22) pinned Cole Harris in 1:11 to wrap up the night.
The Sandites will return to action Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with a rematch against No. 6 Union (6-4). Sand Springs defeated the Redskins 68-9 earlier this season.
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