Sand Springs City Council recognizes Sandite Wrestling for State Championship wins

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Sand Springs City Council met in a regular monthly meeting Monday evening and started the session with a series of mayoral proclamations recognizing the Charles Page High School Wrestling team for their outstanding season that saw two team State Championships and five individual State Champions.

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The 2016-2017 Sand Springs Wrestling team (20-0) is the most successful team in the history of the school, going undefeated in duals, winning five tournaments, including the OSSAA 6A State and Dual State tournaments. They are the first team to bring a State title home since the 1992 Girls' Basketball team. Mayor Mike Burdge read mayoral proclamations recognizing them for both State Championships.

Five members of the squad capped their seasons with first-place finishes at the State Tournament. Seniors Beau Bratcher (45-7 season, 136-30 career) and Jack Karstetter (32-1, 105-16) ended their careers as State Champs, and Daton Fix (47-0, 168-0) finished as a four-time undefeated State Champ. Junior Payton Scott (40-3, 61-11) and sophomore Riley Weir (41-6, 62-18) both won their first State titles and will get the opportunity to defend them next year. Fix will continue his career at Oklahoma State University, while Karstetter and Bratcher have yet to announce any college decisions. They were each presented with mayoral proclamations for their accomplishments.