Oklahoma dominates Georgia 68-2 in Dual Nationals round one

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Team Oklahoma got off to a fast start against Team Georgia Blue in the first round of the Junior Greco-Roman Dual Nationals Wednesday morning, building up a massive lead before the wrestling even started.

Jet Taylor, Jacob Butler, and Jaxen Gilmore received forfeits for 126 to 138. Tuttle's Brik Filippo wasted no time in putting points on the board with a 10-0 tech fall over Khyree Alexander, then Sand Springs's Payton Scott took down Dustin Berry 10-0 in thirty seconds flat. Ezequiel Rubio pinned Cole White in a quick twenty then Nick Mahan teched Chandler Miele 13-2.

Bear Hughes continued the winning streak with an 11-0 tech over Devyn Villafane. Zach Marcheselli received a forfeit, Tanner Hawkins picked up a 16-6 tech fall over Richard Walker, then Trenton Lieutance, Alex Fields, and Wyatt Adams all received forfeits.  Alec McDoulett teched Brandon Foster 11-0 and Westmoore's Dalton Duffield wrapped things up with a 12-0 tech of Alex Cain for a final score of 68-2 with no matches lost.

Up next for Oklahoma is Team Pennsylvania who solidly defeated Team Kansas Red 49-12 in round one. 

Carter Young takes 2nd in Flo Kickoff Classic

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

12-14 years old

13 year-old Sandite-extraordinaire Carter Young is now 91-5 for the year after an impressive performance at the 2015 Flo Kickoff Classic. Twelve Sandites competed at the 2-day event which was hosted at the Tulsa Expo Square Pavilion this weekend.

The 76-pound wrestling stud started out hot with a 17-1 tech fall over Gavin Owens and a 0:57 pin of Nate Mooney before giving up a narrow 4-3 decision to Aiden Riggins of Janesville, Iowa. 

Young didn't let it get him down, however, and he rebounded with a 58 second pin of Nebraskan Bryce Jackson, then defeated Cael Keck 6-0, Jacob Salcedo 6-1, Lain Yapouijan 6-0, and Tristan Stafford 7-1 for the second-place title.

Owen Martin competed at 64 pounds and didn't place.

  • Defeated Charles Hannah (Mighty Bluebirds) by pin 0:46. 
  • Lost to Jore Volk (Pinnacle) by 16-0 tech fall.
  • Lost to Christian Forbes (RAW (Roller Academy of Wrestling)) 9-4.

15-17 years old

Noah Almy competed at 145 pounds and took 6th place.

  • Lost to Matt Liberato (Hanover Park) 6-2.
  • Defeated Nicholas Bahm (Winfield Wrestling Club) 3-2. 
  • Defeated Peyton Buzbee (Roller Academy of Wrestling) 3-1.
  • Lost to Gage Hockett (Cushing) by fall 1:56.
  • Lost to Jadon Martin (Dethrone) 5-4.

Saige Martin competed at 101 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Mosha Schwartz (SOT Academy) 17-2 by tech fall.
  • Lost to Jared Campbell (Collinsville Cardinals) 2-0 by sudden victory.

10-11 years old

Clayton Giddens took 6th place at 61 pounds in the 10-11 year old division, going 3-3.

  • Lost to Dillon Campbell (Catalyst Wrestling Club) 8-1.
  • Defeated Keith Sanders (Parsons Wrestling Club) 14-0 by major decision.
  • Defeated Kody Routledge (Matrix Grappling) 4-0.
  • Defeated Reid Spurley (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) 10-5 by sudden victory.
  • Lost to Vince Bouzakis (Team Greco) 15-4 by major decision.
  • Lost to Louden Stradling (Forest Hills Central) 5-0.

Jackson Martin competed at 52 pounds and didn't place.

  • Defeated Reece Parks (Kansas Young Guns) by fall 1:03.
  • Lost to Ayden Thomas (Texas School of Wrestling) by fall 0:56.
  • Lost to Angelo Di Pol (Legends of Gold) by fall 0:21.

Michael Johnson competed at 52 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Miles Anderson (Nebraska Boyz) by 14-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Tobius Kriner (Lawrence Elite Wrestling) by fall 0:52.
  • Lost to Christian Fretwell (Shawger Elite) 3-0.

Zander Grigsby competed at 55 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Seth Syra (Red Cobra WA) by fall 2:39.
  • Lost to Gage Walker (Jay Wrestling Club) 6-2.

8-9 years old

Jaxon Grigsby competed at 46 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Turner Ross (Texas School of Wrestling) by 9-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Mason Brayfield (Greater Heights Wrestling) 9-2.
  • Defeated Eli Gabrielson (SMWC WolfPack) 10-6.
  • Lost to Jaxon Kennedy (Yukon Youth Wrestling) by 1:43 fall.

Jaxon Trotter competed at 85 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Tag DeLuca (Oregon Wrestling Academy) 5-4.
  • Defeated Carlos Cardosa by fall in 0:41.
  • Lost to Danny Zmorowski (Twinsburg Wrestling Club) 5-4.

Zane Swafford competed at 61 pounds and didn't place. 

  • Lost to Landin Lamberth (Maverick Elite Wrestling) by 11-0 major decision.
  • Defeated Cale McCurry (Terminator Wrestling) by 2:00 pin. 
  • Lost to Sean Stanton (Nebraska Boyz) by 2:36 pin.

Jace Simms competed at 61 pounds and didn't place.

  • Lost to Reed Wilson (Terminator Wrestling) 8-4.
  • Lost to Devon Miller (Ponca City) 6-1.