Youth Wrestling: Sandites crown six champions at Oklahoma National Team Qualifier


Several members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling club competed at the USA Oklahoma National Team Qualifier this weekend at Union High School. The Sandites brought home seven first-place medals.

Christian Forbes (7-0 FS, 6-0 GR) took first place in Cadet in both styles at 94 pounds with four tech falls.

Kaden Glass (6-0) won the 182-pound Cadet Freestyle bracket with three technical falls and a pin.

Clayton Giddens-Buttram (6-0 FS, 2-0 GR) breezed through the 77-pound Schoolboy Freestyle bracket with a trio of tech falls, outscoring his opponents 34-2. In Greco he pinned one opponent in 25 seconds and defeated Caydon Miller 8-2 in the finals.

Abraham Flores (12-1) dominated the 114-pound Schoolboy Freestyle bracket with three tech falls and a pin, topping Jaxen Wright 16-6 in the finals.

Grady Mittasch (18-6) won the 78 pound Novice Freestyle bracket with a first-period pin, a technical fall, and a 6-5 finals decision over Miles Velasquez.

Adrian Flores (7-18) won a best-of-three series against Garrett Henry for the 135-pound Novice Freestyle title with a 37-second pin and a 10-0 tech fall.

Riley Weir (21-5) came in runner-up in Junior Freestyle at 126 pounds, teching Jakob Lyons 13-2 and Thaddeus Long 17-4 before injury forfeiting to Ryder Ramsey. Long (4-1) placed third, teching three opponents and pinning one.

Carter Young (35-6) came in runner-up in Cadet Freestyle at 113 pounds, teching his first three opponents by a cumulative 33-1 before falling 13-8 to Tucker Owens in the finals.

Cameron White (6-7 FS, 7-6 GR) placed second in Schoolboy Greco at 110 pounds and third in Freestyle. In Greco he pinned his first foe in only fourteen seconds and in Freestyle he teched Alec Little 14-2.

Bryce Fisher (22-2) placed third in Schoolboy Freestyle at 165 pounds, falling in his opening match before winning a pair of 10-0 tech falls.

Ethan White (19-7) placed fourth at 136 pounds in Schoolboy Freestyle. He fell by pin in his opening match but rebounded with a pair of 10-0 tech falls before falling 10-2 to JP Martinez in placement.