No. 1 Sandite Wrestling shuts out No. 5 Vian 66-0

By: Scott Emigh Editor-in-Chief

Round Two Results:

Pool A
Vian 37 Springdale 33
Claremore 51 Midwest City 16
Sand Springs bye

Pool B
Pittsburgh 51 Bentonville 18
Comanche 49 Bartlesville 18
Collinsville bye

Pool C
Mustang 51 Enid 27
Lebanon 48 Owasso 25
Perry bye

Pool D
Union 45 Har-Ber 21
Deer Creek 69 Salina 12
Manhattan bye

Round Three Results:

Pool A
Sand Springs 66 Vian 0
Claremore 60 Springdale 15
Midwest City bye

Pool B
Collinsville 46 Pittsburgh 36
Bentonville 54 Bartlesville 24
Comanche bye

Pool C
Perry 50 Mustang 16
Lebanon 69 Enid 9
Owasso bye

Pool D
Manhattan 49 Union 13
Har-Ber 58 Salina 18
Deer Creek bye

The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School wrestling team (10-0) continued its undefeated streak with a 66-0 victory over 3A No. 5 Vian (16-5) in the third round of the Ram Duals in Owasso. This is their fourth shutout this season.

The Sandites defeated Midwest City 69-9 in the first round, then had a bye, while Vian fell 57-18 to No. 12 Claremore (7-2) in round one and defeated Springdale 37-33 in round two.

The Sandites got off to yet another fast start as Michael Ritchey (23-8 season, 52-32 career) pinned Taylor Knotts in 1:04, Blake Sargent (23-8, 75-22) pinned Christian Jones in 1:17, and  Daton Fix (30-0, 148-0) and Jack Karstetter (16-1, 89-16) both received forfeits.

Things got competitive at 145 as Beau Bratcher (26-6, 117-29) took on Whitt Fletcher. The Sandite got off to a good start with a takedown and nearfall for a 5-0 first period lead, then reversed to make it 7-0 early in the second. Then he hurt his elbow and was only able to hold on for the duration without scoring or being scored on.

Payton Scott (25-1, 46-9) pinned Kanton Washington in 0:15 and Mikey Burns (4-3) pinned Gunnar Griffith in 1:02 before there was another tough match. Zane Basma (14-2, 76-27) took on River Simon at 170 and prevailed 7-3 to make the team score 42-0.

Freshman Hayden Cramer (6-3) had a close call against Kade Cato that went into overtime, but Cramer came out on top of a 10-8 sudden victory decision. Gage Fain (20-9, 33-31) won a 10-5 decision over Robert Reason, and the teams double-forfeited 220.

Delvin Jordan (28-2, 59-14) wrestled up to heavyweight and took on Lance Leif for his twenty-second pin of the season, this time in 0:20. Back at 106 Riley Weir (25-6, 46-18) received a forfeit, then Tanner Ward (21-8, 97-20) pinned Jake Coffee in 1:42 to complete the shutout, 66-0.

The Sandites will return to action in round four against Sprindale. Springdale had a bye in the first round before falling to Vian and 60-15 to Claremore.