CPHS Wrestling: Sandites fall to defending State Champions in Dual State Semifinals

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The dual season came to an end Saturday afternoon for the Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School wrestling team (15-5). The Sandites made it to the Dual State semifinals for the third time in the past four years but fell 45-18 to the defending State Champions from No. 2 Choctaw (8-2).

The Yellowjackets buried Sand Springs under an 18-0 deficit, sweeping the first four matches before Scott Patton got the Sandites on the board.

Seth Jones (16-12, 38-25) fell 6-5 to Shaun Muse in the first match at 126. The Sandite scored takedowns in the second and third periods and led 5-4 till the final seconds when he gave up a takedown with eight seconds left.

The Sandites forfeited 132 to State Runner-Up Colt Newton. Blake Jones (21-11) lost a 1-0 decision to Jace Dean and Gabe Johnson pinned Preston Medlin (13-20).

Patton (26-1, 61-23) broke up the streak with a win over Zeke Coleman. He scored two takedowns and four reversals for an 18-5 major decision.

Choctaw went on another three-match run from there. Chandler Holman pinned Chris Kirby (29-11, 51-21), Zane Coleman pinned Braden Dahl (9-15, 10-18) and Dylan Ward won a 5-2 decision against Riley Magee (15-16, 20-21) for a 33-4 lead.

Freshmen Kaden Glass (28-8) and Brooks Dudley (10-6) kept the Sandites alive. Glass majored Tony Opichka 12-3 with nine nearfall points and Dudley won a 2-0 decision against Zavier Smith.

Choctaw clinched the dual at heavyweight as Marquan Journey worked up an 8-0 lead on Josh Fincannon (25-17, 39-34) before the Sandite was disqualified for stalling, giving the Yellowjackets an insurmountable 39-11 lead.

Christian Forbes (28-9) won a 3-2 decision over Jacob Quinton and Brendon Wiseley (32-11, 46-19) majored Levi Harris 8-0, but Jackson Speer ended the dual with a Choctaw victory, pinning Ethan Norton (0-3).

The dual season may be over for Sand Springs, but the Sandites have two more weeks of tournament competition remaining. They will return to action Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the 6A-East Regional Tournament in Jenks.

Dual State Results - 6A
QF: Choctaw 33-31 Owasso.
QF: CPHS 34-31 Edmond North.
QF: BAHS 42-11 Deer Creek.
QF: Mustang 50-15 Jenks.
SF: Choctaw 45-18 CPHS.
SF: BAHS 29-24 Mustang.
F: Broken Arrow 50-10 Choctaw.

Dual State Results - 4A
QF: Tuttle 75-0 Grove
QF: Chache 33-31 Vinita
QF: Wagoner 60-9 Clinton.
QF: Cushing 39-36 Mannford.
SF: Tuttle 71-0 Cache.
SF: Wagoner 34-31 Cushing.
F: Tuttle 63-0 Wagoner.

Dual State Results - 5A
QF: Piedmont 48-21 Coweta.
QF: Collinsville 48-33 MacArthur.
QF: Skiatook 52-24 Altus.
QF: Duncan 57-13 Durant.
SF: Piedmont 39-27 Collinsville.
SF: Skiatook 42-16 Duncan.
F: Skiatook 29-25 Piedmont.

Dual State Results - 3A
QF: Perry 72-8 Vian.
QF: Jay 47-30 Pawnee.
QF: Comanche 75-6 Mangum.
QF: Marlow 51-12 Sperry.
SF: Perry 72-9 Jay.
SF: Marlow 33-31 Comanche.
F: Perry 38-27 Marlow.