Oklahoma Schoolboys place 2nd in Freestyle Nationals, 3rd in Greco-Roman, girls 7th

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A handful of wrestlers with Sand Springs ties competed on the Oklahoma Schoolboy Wrestling teams recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Oklahoma had enough quality athletes to send two full rosters to the USA Wrestling National Dual Tournament.

The Oklahoma Blue team made it to the Freestyle finals for the first time since 2006, falling 39-33 to Pennsylvania. Oklahoma Red placed 14th out of 39 teams from 29 states.

Oklahoma Red took third place in Greco-Roman action while Oklahoma Blue placed eighth, marking the first time both teams have qualified for the Gold/Silver Pool. 28 states sent 38 teams to the tournament.

Mason Harris went 7-1 in the heavyweight slot for the Oklahoma Blue Freestyle team with one pin, two technical falls, three decisions, and one forfeit. He defeated Minnesota State Champion Elias Ruiz 10-0, Washington State Champion Daniel Matagi 10-0, and Pennsylvania State Champion Dominick Curci 5-0. Harris was 2-5 for the Red Greco team, beating Wisconsin State Champion Griffin Empey 12-4.

Keystone Kids Grady Mittasch, Cameron White, and Abraham Flores competed on the Oklahoma Red Freestyle team and the Blue Greco team.

Mittasch went 4-1 at 87 pounds in Freestyle with three tech falls and a decision. He defeated Utah State Champion Brayden Robison 10-0, and Indiana State Champion Jake Hockaday 20-9. Mittasch was 2-3 in Greco. He pinned Hockaday and defeated Kansas State Champion Dillon Cooper 14-3.

White went 5-4 at 114 and 119 pounds in Freestyle with a pin, a tech fall, a decision, and a forfeit. He defeated Wisconsin State Champion Royce Nilo 8-6, Florida State Champion Kamdon Harrison 12-7, and pinned Virginia State Champion Elijah Blevins. White was 3-5 in Greco. He defeated New York State Champion Andrew Caudill and pinned Texas State Champion Jimmy Benne.

Flores went 5-4 at 125 pounds in Freestyle with three tech falls and two decisions. He defeated Virginia State Champion Macon Ayers 14-4, Utah State Champion Hixon Canto 12-4, and Kansas State Champion Jaime Villanueva 18-6. Flores was 4-5 in Greco and pinned Colorado State Champion Carson Hawkins.

Pennsylvania has historically been a powerhouse at the Schoolboy level, but has dropped off in recent years. This was their first finals appearance in Freestyle since 2014 and in Greco since 2015. They won their fifth Freestyle title in nine finals appearances, and their sixth Greco title in nine appearances. This was their third time to sweep both styles in the same year.

Tulsa hosted the inaugural Schoolgirl Freestyle Duals and seven states competed. Wisconsin went 6-0 for the title. Oklahoma went 1-5 for 7th place in a tournament with lots of parity and circular losses. They tied Runner-Up Illinois 26-26 and only lost on criteria, then beat 5th Place finisher Minnesota 35-21.

Oklahoma Freestyle Results
OK Blue 69-9 Minnesota Blue
OK Blue 75-7 Missouri Blue
OK Blue 62-16 Indiana Gold
OK Blue 59-19 Washington
OK Blue 65-12 Illinois
OK Blue 44-34 Ohio
OK Blue 50-31 California
Pennsylvania Blue 39-33 OK Blue

Wisconsin 51-29 OK Red
OK Red 63-21 Georgia Red
OK Red 44-35 Virginia
OK Red 53-27 Utah
Wisconsin 49-27 OK Red
Florida 46-28 OK Red
Indiana Gold 46-35 OK Red
OK Red 49-33 Kansas Gold
Pennsylvania Red 41-37 OK Red

Oklahoma Girls FS Results
Wisconsin 46-7 Oklahoma
Illinois 26-26 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 35-21 Minnesota
Indiana 33-25 Oklahoma
Texas 31-16 Oklahoma
Pennsylvania 37-21 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Greco Results
OK Red 70-11 Tennessee
OK Red 57-23 New Jersey Red
OK Red 61-23 Wisconsin
OK Red 62-20 OK Blue
OK Red 59-23 Ohio
Pennsylvania Blue 52-29 OK Red
OK Red 44-38 Washington

Colorado Red 49-30 OK Blue
OK Blue 71-11 Texas
OK Blue 56-25 Kansas Gold
OK Blue 53-27 New York
OK Blue 47-31 Maryland
OK Red 62-20 OK Blue
Pennsylvania Blue 61-16 OK Blue
Ohio 46-28 OK Blue
Indiana Gold 50-34 OK Blue