By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Four Charles Page High School seniors haven't slowed down a bit since concluding their high school careers last month at the OSSAA 6A State Tournament.
Daton Fix, Jack Karstetter, Zane Basma, and Delvin Jordan competed for Team Oklahoma at the Battle of the Bad in Miami, Oklahoma, and won seven of their eight matches.
In the semifinal dual Oklahoma handily defeated Arkansas 57-10 and all four Sandites won their matches. Fix wrestled at 126 pounds and pinned two-time State Champion Michael Crockett in 4:08 for an 18-0 team lead. Karstetter scored a 21-8 major decision against State Champion Chance McCrary at 138 pounds for a 25-0 team lead. Basma wrestled at 160 and pinned three-time State Champion Jimmy Noel for a 31-10 team lead. Jordan competed at heavyweight and scored a 10-1 major decision over two-time State-placer Tim Wooten.
In the Championship round Kansas took a 10-0 lead against Oklahoma before Fix teched three-time State Qualifier Darion Bailey 22-7. Karstetter cut the deficit to 10-8 with a 9-5 decision over three-time State Qualifier Levi Green. Kansas went on a run from there with four-straight victories including a close 8-4 decision by State Runner-Up Brandon Mlekus over Basma for a 28-8 advantage. Oklahoma won three-straight and the Okies trailed 28-20 with two matches left. Jordan won his match against State Runner-Up Deveron Duncan, but the 6-5 decision wasn't enough to keep Oklahoma in contention. Ultimately it didn't matter, as Kansas won the heavyweight match for a 34-23 victory.
From there, Fix and Karstetter joined up with Team Border at the Missouri Border Brawl in St. Louis. Fix pinned Northwestern University-signed State Champion Colin Valdiviez in 3:46, but Karstetter fell 20-9 to Army-signed State Champion Taylor Brown.
Fix and Karstetter both won State Championships this past month, while Jordan was a Runner-Up and Basma also qualified for the tournament. Fix is signed to wrestle for Oklahoma State University, while Jordan will play football for Pittsburg State University.