No. 1 Sandite Wrestling thrashes No. 12 Claremore 65-12

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.

Team Results:

Pool A
1st Sand Springs (4-0)
2nd Claremore (3-1)
3rd Vian (1-3)
4th Springdale (1-3)
5th Midwest City (1-3)

Pool B
1st Collinsville (3-1)
2nd Comanche (3-1)
3rd Pittsburg (2-2)
4th Bentonville (2-2)
5th Bartlesville (0-4)

Pool C
1st Perry (4-0)
2nd Lebanon (3-1)
3rd Mustang (2-2)
4th Owasso (1-3)
5th Enid (0-4)

Pool D
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.

Championship Bracket

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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