Jack Karstetter takes Silver Medal at Pan American Championship in Peru

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School senior Jack Karstetter continues to show the world how deep the talent runs in Sand Springs. The 2016 OSSAA 6A State Runner-Up finished his junior year with a 39-8 record in high school folkstyle wrestling and is preparing for his senior year with some international competition.

In April Karstetter won the USA Oklahoma East Regional Freestyle Championship at Broken Arrow and advanced to the Junior Freestyle State Tournament in Cushing in May. After going 2-2 at Freestyle State he headed to Akron, Ohio for the United World of Wrestling National Championships where he won Silver in Greco-Roman. 

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Medaling at Akron qualified Karstetter for the Pan-American Championships this past weekend in Lima Peru.

In Greco-Roman he defeated Argentina's Lautaro Pereyra with an 8-0 tech fall, then scored a 3-0 decision over Jose Davila Cabello of Peru before falling to Gerardo Oliva Montes 10-0 in the finals. Claiming a Silver Medal, Karstetter helped his team to a first place finish over Peru for the Pan American Team Championship.

Team USA also claimed the first place trophy in Freestyle where Karstetter took ninth place after a close 11-8 decision to Oscar Calvopina of Ecuador.

Next up for Karstetter is the USA Wrestling Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota from July 16th through the 23rd.

 

Greatest Ever? Daton Fix reaches #1 ranking in the USA

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Flowrestling released their first updated national rankings since the last high school season concluded. After removing graduates and factoring summer Freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions, several Oklahomans have moved up or entered the rankings for the first time. Sand Springs's Daton Fix is now the top wrestler in the nation at 120 pounds.

Fix spent the entirety of last season in the number two spot behind New Jersey's Nick Suriano, who will be headed to Penn State in the fall. Fix and Suriano have a split record with one win each. Suriano won the most recent match, which also happens to be the longest match ever. Hopefully we'll get to see a rematch one day at the collegiate level.

Speaking of college, Fix recently release his college shortlist. The soon-to-be senior is currently considering offers from Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Penn State, Ohio State, and Nebraska.

Here's a look at Fix's wrestling record.

Before ever reaching the High School level in 2013, Fix already had quite the impressive resume. In 2011 he won the USA Wrestling Kids Schoolboy National Championship in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman, amassing a 58-2 record for the year. His only losses were to Hunter Marko and Eric Hong, both of which he defeated in best-of-three rounds. Marko is now at the University of Minnesota and Hong will be at the University of Pennsylvania this fall.

In 2012 Fix placed Runner-Up in the USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle Schoolboy Nationals after a 2-1 loss to Chad Red. Red finished his high school career ranked #1 and is headed to Nebraska this fall. That would be the only loss of the year for Fix, who went on to finish 79-1 with USAW National Championships in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman, as well as the Cliff Keen USAW Preseason National Middle School Championship. 

2013 was the summer before Fix's freshman year and he continued to rack up the hardware. He came in Runner-Up at the FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals after a 13-2 loss to Spencer Lee who is a multi-time World Champion at both the Cadet and Junior levels. Fix got payback on Lee with a pair of victories in 2015. Fix won the USAW Cadet Nationals in both Freestyle and Greco Roman and finished the summer 37-2. His other loss was 15-11 to Kyle Bierdumpfel who is headed to Harvard this fall.

In the fall of 2013, Fix embarked on one of the most impressive high school careers in State history. He finished the season 33-0, an undefeated State Champion for CPHS.

Springboarding from the High School success, Fix traveled the world in the summer of 2014. He swept the USAW Cadet Folkstyle Nationals, then traveled to Brazil for the Pan American Championships, which he won in both Freestyle and Greco. Returning to America, Fix won the FILA Freestyle Nationals with a 1-1 decision over Suriano. At the Junior Freestyle Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota, Fix won yet another National Championship to earn his way to the World Championships in Slovakia, where he placed tenth. At the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Fix won a silver medal with his only loss being a 7-6 decision to Mukhambet Kuatbek of Kazakhstan. 

After returning to America, Fix accepted an invitation to the Who's #1 event where he got a rematch against Suriano. This time the Jersey wrestler came out on top with a 3-1 sudden victory decision after wrestling the longest match in history. The Who's #1 event had no overtime-limit and Suriano didn't get the victory till 32 minutes and 12 seconds in. Fix came in second at the Super 32 event that year with a 5-0 loss to Yianni Diakomihalis, who is currently ranked number one at 138 pounds.

In his sophomore year at Charles Page, Fix went undefeated once again with a 40-0 record for his second-straight 6A State Championship.

Summer of 2015 saw a Junior Folkstyle National Championship, a Junior Freestyle National Championship, a Cadet Freestyle National Championship, and an undefeated streak at the Junior Freestyle Duals where he helped Team Oklahoma to a National Title. At the United World of Wrestling Junior World Team Trials, Fix lost twice to Northwestern University freshman Stevan Micic, whom he had just defeated 10-0 for his Junior Freestyle Title a month earlier. Despite the losses to Micic, Fix didn't slow down in rebuilding a massive streak that didn't come to an end till the Cadet World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia where he took bronze.

Fix's junior year placed him in the most elite club of Sand Springs wrestlers as the first wrestler since, and only wrestler besides, David McGuire to win three State Championships. For the third straight year, he did it undefeated with a 45-0 record.

Since the school session ended, Fix's winning streak hasn't. Twenty-three straight summer wins brings his overall streak to 68-straight with a 46-0 record for 2016. He won the UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals and went undefeated with the Oklahoma Junior Freestyle Dual team. 

On the horizon for Fix now is a senior level competition in the Spanish Grand Prix, followed by the Fargo Nationals and the UWW World Championship in Macon, France.

Fix has already earned his way into the annals of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and even USA wrestling history, and he hasn't even started his senior year of high school. The young stud claims the Twitter handle "Greatest Ever," and needless to say, all of Sand Springs is rooting for it to be true.

Overall, Oklahoma boasts a roster of thirteen nationally ranked high schoolers.

Canon Randall of Westmoore is ranked #14 in 106.
Colt Newton of Choctaw is ranked #16 in 113.
Paxton Rosen of Edmond North and Jet Taylor of Sallisaw are ranked #9 and #18 respectively in 120.
Roderick Mosley of Heritage Hall is ranked #16 in 132.
Kaden Gfeller of Heritage Hall and Tanner Litterell of Tuttle are ranked #2 and #13 respectively in 138.
Brik Filippo of Tuttle and Ty Lucas of Plainview are ranked #14 and #15 respectively in 145.
Jaryn Curry of Choctaw is ranked #15 in 152.
Dan Baker of Sulphure is ranked #16 in 182.
Brey Walker of Southmoore is ranked #2 in 285.

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. 

CPHS junior Blake Sargent goes undefeated in Greco-Roman Nationals Day One

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Last week the Schoolboy (ages 13-14) National Duals came to a close with Team Oklahoma placing ninth in Greco-Roman and seventh in Freestyle with four undefeated All Americans, including Clyde Boyd Middle School's Carter Young. The young Sandite was one of only sixteen wrestlers in the country to make the All-Tournament team in both styles. 

Wednesday began the Cadet (ages 15-16) National Duals in York, Pennsylvania, and once again Sand Springs is representing well on Team Oklahoma. Charles Page High School junior Blake Sargent is currently undefeated after day one in Greco Roman and the team placed second in their pool.

Sargent finished his sophomore year with a 39-12 record and placed third in the State Championship. Since then, he's won the Team Big Freestyle Tournament and came in Runner-Up in the OKUSA Freestyle State Tournament in Cushing. 

Oklahoma was pitted against North Carolina in the first round of pool play and devastated their opponents, giving up only one match for a 73-5 victory, the second-largest win of any team in the tournament. Sargent kicked things off with the first match of the dual and pinned his opponent in the first period. North Carolina Greco State Runner-Up Phifer Ozimek went down in 2:11, setting the tone for the rest of the dual. Team Oklahoma won the next thirteen straight matches with nothing but pins and tech falls.

The next dual wasn't quite as big of a blowout as the first, but it was a clear and dominating victory, nonetheless. The Okies won twelve of seventeen matches over Florida for a final score of 55-25. Sargent put the icing on the cake, pinning Florida Greco State Champion Emauni Smithson in 1:27 for the final match of the dual.

Oklahoma finally met its match in the pool finals. Minnesota Storm raised off to a quick advantage with four-straight victories before Oklahoma evened it out with four of their own. The back and forth affair continued right down to the end, but Minnesota got the 39-33 edge. Sargent remained undefeated with a close 12-8 decision over Northern Plains Regional Champion Sebas Swiggum. 

Team Oklahoma will return to action Thursday morning in the Gold Pool against a tough team from Illinois who breezed through their first pool with dominating victories over Kansas Red, Pennsylvania Red, and Missouri Red. From there the Okies will battle Pennsylvania Blue, and New Jersey Red before the placement matches. 

Sandite Wrestling tour de force continues at Schoolboy National Championship Duals

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By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Sand Springs has a long and impressive history when it comes to wrestling, but 2016 is well on its way to becoming one of the best years yet. Dual State Runners-Up, eleven State Qualifiers, six Regional Champions, one State Champion, and that was just during the school year.

As the saying goes, "Summer wrestling makes Winter Champions." Since the school year ended, the Sandites haven't even slowed down. Charles Page senior Daton Fix won a Freestyle National Championship and is headed to the World Championships in France this August. Senior Jack Karstetter came in Runner-Up in Greco-Roman at Nationals and is headed to the Pan-Ams in Peru in July. But it's not just the upperclassmen building up their resumes. Clyde Boyd Middle School eighth-grader Carter Young is working hard on the national scene as well.

After winning the OKUSA Youth Wrestling League State Championship, the Junior High Allstate Wrestling Championship, the OKUSA Freestyle and Greco Roman State Championships, and the Southern Plains Regional Championships in both Greco and Freestyle, Young most recently found himself in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Schoolboy Dual National Championships.

Competing as part of Team Oklahoma Red, alongside fellow Team BIG wrestlers Christian Forbes and Cougar Andersen, Young was one of the most crucial members of the team, going undefeated in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

On day one of Greco, the Oklahoma Outlaws dominated Team Idaho, winning eleven of seventeen matches for a 53-23 victory. Young defeated Christopher Martino 10-0 in his match. In the next dual, however, it was Team Washington with the edge on Oklahoma. Young won a 10-3 decision over Kenndyl Mobley, but Washington won ten matches for a 42-31 victory.

Thursday the Outlaws began working their way up through the consolation bracket, winning a pair of tough duals over Missouri and Utah before falling to Pennsylvania Red. The Outlaws had a 45-30 edge on Missouri, winning ten matches including a 10-0 tech fall by Young over Cody Ketchum. The Oklahoma team won eleven matches against Utah and Young picked up yet another 10-0 tech fall over Sage Mortimer for a 47-32 victory.

The Okies met their match in Pennsylvania after leading for most of the dual. It was back-and-forth for the first half and the Outlaws led by as much as 30-16 before giving up a yellow card and six straight matches for a final score of 41-29. Young won his match, however, with an 11-0 tech fall over Sheldon Seymour to remain undefeated in the tournament.

On Friday the Outlaws’ third place finish in Pool A landed them in the Bronze/Copper bracket where they swept the competition with four straight victories.

Young scored a 12-0 tech fall over Zachary Espalin, helping his team to a 44-33 win over Virginia. Next to fall was Indiana Gold 48-30 after the Okies won eleven matches, including a 10-0 tech fall by Young.

The Okies scored another dominating victory over Arizona at 51-29, winning eleven matches yet again. Young continued to breeze through his competition with his sixth-straight shutout tech fall, this time over Nathan Bigelow.

In the finals, the Outlaws got another rematch against Utah and once again came out with the advantage, winning ten matches for a final score of 43-34. Young continued his streak with a 11-0 victory over Mortimer.

The Oklahoma team claimed first in the Bronze/Copper Pool, placing them at ninth in the nation out of thirty-two teams. Three Team Oklahoma wrestlers earned All-American status in Greco, including Young with a final record of 9-0.

In Freestyle the boys did even better, placing seventh out of thirty-five teams.

In round one the Outlaws smoked Tennessee 60-20, losing only four matches while resting Young. The Sandite returned to action in the next round in a 58-19 domination of Utah and Young beat Mortimer for the third time that week 10-0.

Young sat out round three as the Outlaws easily handled Colorado Blue 56-18, and returned to action in the Pool A finals. He defeated Bob Houpt 10-0, but team finally lost their first dual of the tournament 48-27 to Washington.

In the true-second dual Oklahoma earned their way into the Gold/Silver bracket with a 48-29 victory over Missouri, including another 10-0 win over Ketchum from Young.

Young received a forfeit from Illinois in the first round of the Gold Pool as his team won 48-27.

His streak of seven-straight tech falls finally came to an end in a close match with Jett Strickenberger. Young got the 10-6 decision, but Colorado Red defeated the Okies 48-30.

Young didn’t wrestle against New Jersey in the next round, and it may have made the difference as the Outlaws fell 41-38, including a loss in the 77 pound position that Young normally occupies.

In the seventh place match against Arizona, he returned to action with a 10-0 tech fall over Nathan Bigelow and the Oklahoma team finished seventh overall.

Young is currently riding a twenty-two-straight winning streak and a 65-5 record for the year. He was also named an All-American in Freestyle.


This story was originally published in the Sandite Pride News Weekly Sunday edition.

CPHS senior Jack Karstetter comes in Runner-Up at National Championship

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School senior Jack Karstetter picked up some of the most impressive wins of his career in Akron, Ohio this weekend at the University of Akron. 

In the United World of Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals Karstetter came in runner-up after falling to Wyoming Seminary junior Jack Davis in the finals. The Blue Knights finished the high school season ranked second in the nation by FloWrestling.

Karstetter secured a pair of impressive victories in the early rounds with a 5-4 decision over Theorius Robison, and a 4-1 decision over Rylee Molitor, both of whom hold multiple national titles. In the semi-finals he defeated PJ Gohn 5-0 and went to a best-of-three championship series against Davis.

Davis won the first match with a 5-2 decision, but Karstetter came out amped in the next battle for a dominating 12-5 victory. It came down to the wire in the final round but Davis got the 3-2 edge for the National Title.

In the Freestyle tournament Karstetter breezed through the early competition, scoring a pair of 10-0 tech falls. He defeated 2015 ASICS National Runner-Up Phillip Moomey and Georgia Freestyle State Champion Davion Fairley without allowing a single point. 

The next match wouldn’t be nearly as easy as he went into an ultimate tie-breaker round against Missouri State Champion Andrew Gamble. Karstetter came out with the 8-8 win, however, after riding out the final round and advanced to the quarter finals.

The winning streak finally came to an end in a 12-2 tech fall to USAW 2015 Cadet Freestyle National Champion Sammy Sasso. In the next round, Karstetter was pinned in 0:55 by Marco Regalbuto and eliminated from contention. 

 


This story was originally published in the Sandite Pride News Weekly Sunday edition.

CPHS junior Daton Fix competes in NYC Times Square at Olympic-level dual

CPHS Junior Daton Fix celebrates after winning his third OSSAA State Championship. (Photo by: Scott Emigh)

CPHS Junior Daton Fix celebrates after winning his third OSSAA State Championship. (Photo by: Scott Emigh)

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School junior Daton Fix is no stranger to big matches on big stages. As one of the most heavily decorated athletes in Sand Springs history, Fix has claimed titles all over the planet.

In 2014 he won the Pan American Championship in Recife, Brazil, placed tenth at the World Championships in Snina, Slovakia, and claimed a Silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Last year he claimed five different US National titles and took the Bronze medal at the World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia. 

This year Fix is undefeated at 41-0 and has already ran up an impressive series of championships less than halfway into the year. February saw Fix's third-consecutive undefeated State Championship. Just three weeks ago he traveled to Las Vegas and won his sixteenth National Championship.

The three-time Greco-Roman National Champion, three-time Folkstyle National Champion, eight-time Freestyle National Champion, and two-time Freestyle Dual National Championship team-member now has his sights set on New York City.

Thursday evening at 5:30 Oklahoma time, FloWrestling.com will be live streaming the 2016 Beat the Streets Gala in Times Square, New York City, where Fix will compete alongside some of the greatest names in wrestling. Fix's opponent is Iran's 2013 Cadet World Championship Bronze medalist and 2012 Asian Cadet Silver medalist Kheyrollah Ghahramani. 

The Team USA vs Team Iran "United in the Square" exhibition is an annual showcase hosted by Beat the Streets, a nonprofit organization that "works with middle and high school students in all five NYC boroughs and seeks to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for disadvantaged and at-risk youth to learn the essential life lessons of personal responsibility, physical fitness, education, and teamwork."

Fix's teammates will include University of Minnesota-signed Junior National Champion Mitchell McKee, Penn State University-signed Junior National Champion Mark Hall, Arizona State University Junior National Champion Zahid Valencia, 2012 Olympic Champion and three-time World Champion Jordan Burroughs, 2016 Olympian and two-time NCAA Champion J'Den Cox, 2016 Olympian and three-time World Champion Adeline Gray, 2016 Olympian and 2015 World Champion Helen Maroulis, and 2016 Olympian and two-time World Bronze Medalist Andy Bisek. 

After his New York match, Fix will have only three days to prepare for the Junior World Team Trials in Irving, Texas. If Fix makes the team for the third year in a row, he will get to add a new country to his resume when he travels to Macone, France in late August for the UWW World Championships. 

Naturally, flying across the world is expensive, and wrestling is "amateur" in classification. There are no cash rewards for winning these competitions. Anyone who would like to contribute to Fix and support his quest for Gold can make a donation by clicking HERE. 

3X Sandite of the Week: Daton Fix

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This week Sandite Pride would like to recognize Charles Page High School junior Daton Fix as Sandite of the Week for his outstanding performance at the United World of Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Fix traveled to Vegas this weekend to defend his 2015 UWW Junior National title, and defend it he did, defeating some of the top names in the game. The 126 pound grappler is ranked second in the nation in his weight class and is riding a 54-straight win streak with 21 pins and 20 tech falls, only winning two matches since October by less than eight points. 

The tournament featured some tough competition. Fix defeated University at Buffalo sophomore Kyle Akins 14-4, and two-time Illinois State Champion Kristopher Williams 10-0. In the semi-finals he scored a 10-0 tech fall over Austin Gomez, who is ranked fifth in the nation in 126 and just finished the high school season with a 40-1 record and a State Championship. The final match was Fix's closest battle since October, but he still came out with the win, defeating Gavin Teasdale 6-5 for the Championship. Teasdale is ranked first in the nation in class 113. 

This is Fix's third time being featured as Sandite of the Week. Some of Fix's titles include:

  • 2011 ASICS/USAW Kids Freestyle Schoolboy National Championship
  • 2012 ASICS/USAW Kids Folkstyle Schoolboy National Runner-Up
  • 2012 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Freestyle National Champion
  • 2012 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Greco-Roman National Champion
  • 2012 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason National Middle School Champion
  • 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals Freestyle Runner-Up
  • 2013 USAW Cadet Greco-Roman National Champion
  • 2013 USAW Cadet Freestyle National Champion
  • 2013 Kansas City Stampede Champion
  • 2014 OSSAA 6A State Champion
  • 2014 Cliff Keen USAW Cadet Folkstyle National Champion
  • 2014 Cadet Freestyle Pan American Champion
  • 2014 Cadet Greco-Roman Pan American Champion
  • 2014 ASICS/FILA Cadet National Freestyle Champion
  • 2014 USAW Junior Freestyle Dual National Champion (Team Oklahoma)
  • 2014 World Freestyle Championship 10th Place
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games Freestyle Silver Medalist
  • 2014 Super 32 Runner-Up
  • 2014 Kansas City Stampede Champion
  • 2015 OSSAA 6A State Champion
  • 2015 Junior Folkstyle FloNationals Champion
  • 2015 UWW Junior Freestyle National Champion
  • 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle National Champion
  • 2015 Junior Freestyle Dual National Champion (Team Oklahoma)
  • 2015 USAW Junior Freestyle National Champion
  • 2015 Cadet World Championship Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Kansas City Stampede Champion
  • 2015 Geary Invitational Champion
  • 2016 OSSAA 6A State Champion

Sandite of the Week is a weekly recognition given to any one person with significant ties to the Sand Springs community who accomplishes remarkable achievements during the Sunday through Saturday week preceding the award. Prior achievements may be noted in the article, but do not bear direct influence on the selection committee which only considers prior week accomplishments. Candidates may be nominated by anyone by emailing SanditePrideNews@gmail.com. Bylaws prevent the giving of the award to anyone for two consecutive weeks, but any recipient may be nominated and awarded again in the future, so long as the weeks are not consecutive. Final selection is made by a majority vote of a three-person staff committee. 

Businesses or organizations seeking to sponsor the Sandite of the Week award may contact the above email for inquiries.

Carter Young takes first at Putnam City Freestyle Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Sand Springs middle-school student Carter Young is at it again, racking up a 3-1 record at the Putnam City Wrestling Tournament earlier this month. The two-time ASICS Kids Freestyle National Champion didn't have many opponents in the small tournament, but he sure had tough opponents.

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First, he defeated two-time Division IV United States Junior Open Champion John Wiley of Mustang, Oklahoma by 10-0 tech fall. Then he defeated 2015 Division C US Junior Novice Champion and 2016 Brute Nationals Runner-Up Bradley Ballard 19-4 to take first place in Freestyle. 

In the Greco-Roman bracket he once again teched Ballard, this time 11-0. Unfortunately he had to forfeit to Wiley and settle for runner-up. With the exception of the one forfeit, Young is undefeated thus far in 2016 with twenty wins and six pins.

9 Sandites remain at State, only slightly behind Broken Arrow and Choctaw

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By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The remaining Sandites have about an hour long break before the next round begins at the 6A State Championship in Oklahoma City. 

Charles Page wrestling qualified eleven for the tournament with seven Regional Champions, more than either Broken Arrow or the Dual State Champions from Choctaw. Unfortunately 220 pound junior and Regional Champion Delvin Jordan was unable to participate dropping the number to nine. 

106 freshman Riley Weir (20-12) came in third at Regionals and was pitted against Choctaw's Colt Newton (40-3) in the first round and was pinned in 0:41. From there he was majored 14-4 by Yukon's Braden Fowler and eliminated. 

113 Regional Champion Michael Ritchey (22-16) was defeated in round one by Westmoore's Wes Hardin (31-11) by a narrow 5-2 decision but managed to hold the lead in the next match for a 5-3 victory over Spencer Schickram (14-9) of Ponca City. 

120 Regional Champion Blake Sargent (36-10) went into overtime with Zackery Bibb (24-5) of Capitol Hill and lost 4-2 in the tie breaker round. He fell in an early hole to Justin Gundlach (29-11) of Moore and trailed 3-2 going into the final period, but rallied for a takedown and pin at 5:14 to stay alive in the consolation bracket. 

126 two-time undefeated State Champion Daton Fix (44-0) pinned Bobby Robinson (30-13) of Deer Creek in 1:37.

132 Regional Champion Jack Karstetter (38-7) breezed through his first match with a 17-2 tech fall over Norman's Jeffrey Adams (23-12) in 5:42.  

138 Regional Champion Beau Bratcher (40-6) pinned Choctaw's Jeff Speer (23-10) in 4:48. 

145 Regional Champion Payton Scott (18-4) pinned Westmoore's Trey Painter (32-10) in 3:52.  

160 Regional Runner-Up Zane Basma (32-11) scored an 8-3 decision over Sam Hensley (31-13) of Edmond Memorial.  

170 Trace Fleischman (10-4) placed fourth at Regionals but rebounded big time at State with a 3-1 upset of West Regional Champion Jacob Schimmels (23-6) of Edmond. 

The top three teams are as close now as they have been all season with Broken Arrow at 25.5, Choctaw at 25, and Sand Springs at 23.5.  

The semi finals will begin at 7:15.  

Sandite of the Week: Beau Bratcher

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This week, Sandite Pride would like to recognize CPHS junior Beau Bratcher as the Sandite of the Week for his outstanding performance at the Geary Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Bratcher has had a stellar season thus-far, taking second at the Perry Tournament of Champions and 9th at the prestigious Kansas City Stampede.

He's undefeated in duals, has an overall record of 20-4 for the season, and is currently ranked #4 in 6A by okwrestle.com

In his opening match at this past weekend's tournament, he defeated #5 Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow) by 6-5 decision, but lost 5-1 in round two to Tuttle's 4A State Runner-Up Brik Filippo. 

Moving to the consolation bracket meant Bratcher had to wrestle twice as many opponents as most of his team mates if he wanted to make it to the 2nd place match.

He quickly pinned Piedmont's Fisher Johnson in 42 seconds, then pinned Juan Centeno of Altus in only 36 seconds. Next to fall was Choctaw's #7 ranked Jeff Spear, who lasted 1:22, followed by Hunter Jump of Lawton MacArthur, who fell in 1:45.

In the Consolation Semi-Finals, Bratcher was pitted against Stillwater's #6 ranked State-Qualifier Tyler Dieringer, whom he defeated 5-1. Earlier that same week, Bratcher defeated Dieringer 5-1 in the dual against Stillwater. 

In the third-place match, Bratcher once again had to wrestle Caleb Wise, and once again he won by a single point, edging him out 2-1.

Securing third place, he got to wrestle the loser of the championship match, Shane Brackup of nationally ranked #3 Blair Academy, and defeated him by 10-2 major decision to claim the title of Geary Invitational Runner-Up.

Bratcher's seven-straight wins is the second-longest win streak of any Sandite this season. Only undefeated Daton Fix has managed to win more than 7-straight.

Sandite Carter Young travels to Virginia Holiday Duals

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Sand Springs wrestler Carter Young traveled to the East Coast this past month to participate in the 2015 Virginia Holiday Duals as part of junior high team Oklahoma Outlaws. The group placed 19th out of 48 teams, several of which included state and national champions.

Young wrestled at the 80 pound weight class for the duration of the tournament.

In round one he was pitted against Jesse Mendez (2012 USA Nationals Champ, two-time Winter Nationals Champ, three-time Border War National Champ,  four-time USA Wrestling All American) and was dealt a 6-2 decision in Oklahoma's 41-14 loss to Illinois Orange. Illinois would go on to take 9th overall.

The whole team rebounded in round two and Young pinned Ethan Scurlock in 1:26 as the Outlaws defeated the Virginia Bandits 58-10 and followed it up with a 9-0 major decision over Isaiah Poppe to contribute to a 58-13 defeat of Terps Contender Elite. 

With a 2-1 record, the Outlaws took second in Pool 8 and joined the Silver bracket. 

Young's next match-up was closer, a 3-1 decision over Jake Bursese of The CREW. The Outlaws won that dual 43-19, but lost 34-28 in round two to Florida Team Greco who went on to take 4th in Silver. Young was edged out 2-0 by Brendon Abdon (ASICS Kids Nationals 4th-placer, USAW Preseason Nationals 3rd-placer).

In round three the Outlaws defeated Scorpions Black 39-33, but Young was unable to overcome Sean Rendeiro and once again barely lost 2-0. Terps MS Express beat the Outlaws 51-12 and Jordan Titus (2015 Great Lakes Champion) overcame Young 6-5. It would be his last loss of the tournament, however. 

Ohio Grey defeated Oklahoma 39-31 and Young won his match by forfeit.

In the consolation semifinals, the Outlaws were narrowly defeated 35-all by Team Pennsylvania Blue. Young edged Chanz Shearer 3-2, then finished out the tournament with a 4-1 decision over Pat Phillips to contribute to a 39-33 win over Apex Wrestling Club. 

Overall Young went 6-4 and the Outlaws were 5-5 with a 7th place finish in the Silver bracket. 

Five Sandites win at Bedlam Battle

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Seventeen Sandites traveled to Stillwater last month to participate in the Junior High Bedlam Battle tournament. Zane Swafford, Jaxon Trotter, Mitchell Smith, Colton Luker, and Dylan Luker each claimed first place in their respective divisions.

Division 1: Ages 6 & Under

Kasen McAfree - 55 - 3rd Place

  • lost to Caden Johnson (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 0:43 pin
  • lost to Jaedan Adams (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 10-1 major decision
  • defeated Wyatt Nisbett (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 1:39 fall
  • defeated Graeden Demario (Creek Elite) by 2:50 fall

Division 2: Ages 8 & Under

Jaxon Grigsby - 46 - 3rd Place

  • defeated Zane Filtz (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 3:33 pin
  • lost to Jaxon Kennedy (Yukon Youth Wrestling Club) by 8-4 decision
  • lost to Maxon Burnham (Catoosa Wrestling) by 11-0 major decision

Zane Swafford - 61 - 1st Place

  • defeated Jackson Vaught (Team NEO) by 0:20 pin
  • defeated Jakoby Petree (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 11-0 major decision
  • defeated Hayden Wright (Yukon Youth Wrestling Club) by 2:38 pin

Jaxon "Scout" Trotter - 83 - 1st Place

  • defeated Jake Nisbett (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 0:36 pin
  • defeated Jake Miller (Oologah Youth Wrestling) by 6-2 decision
  • defeated Joseph Stanley (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 8-3 decision

Division 3: Ages 10 & Under

ackson Martin - 52 - 3rd Place

  • lost to Cavin Peper (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 2:28 pin
  • defeated Ryker Ernce (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 0:35 pin
  • lost to Iziah Tusler (Cushing Wrestling) by 0:51 pin

Zander Grigsby - 55 - 2nd Place

  • defeated Carter Thomas (Yukon Youth Wrestling Club) by 15-0 tech fall
  • defeated Kristopher Taylor (Little Axe Wrestling) by 1:46 pin
  • lost to Javin Douglas (Yukon Youth Wrestling Club) by 3:57 pin

Mitchell Smith - 64 - 1st Place

  • defeated Elijah Green (Catoosa Wrestling) by 0:28 fall
  • defeated Angel Tiscareno (Perry Maroon Wrestling) by 4:18 fall

James Winn - 120-131 - 4th Place

  • lost to JaKobe Sanders (Cowboy Wrestling Club) by 0:33 fall
  • defeated Lyric Wheeler (Owasso Wrestling Club) by 8-2 decision
  • defeated Colt Carr (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 5-2 decision
  • lost to Blake Raglin (Pryor Tigers) by 1:14 fall

Division 4: Ages 12 & Under

Owen Martin - 64 - 2nd Place

  • defeated Blaten Kemble (Wildcat Wrestling) by 4-0 decision
  • defeated Caydon Miller (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 11-2 major decision
  • lost to Christian Forbes (R.A.W.) by 7-5 sudden victory

Colton Luker - 73-76 - 1st Place

  • defeated Danny Green (Catoosa Wrestling) by 2:57 fall
  • defeated Frankie Garcia Jr. (Bluejay Pride Wrestling) by 0:27 fall
  • defeated Landon Gregory (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 2:14 fall
  • defeated Allison Hynes (Broken Arrow Wrestling Club) by 4-2 sudden victory

Sammy Naugle - 80 - 3rd Place

  • lost to Parker LeCoqkeeley (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 18-3 tech fall
  • defeated Ethan Norton (Sand Springs Junior High) by 4-3 decision
  • lost to Ethan Kemble (Wildcat Wrestling) by 12-0 major decision

Ethan Norton - 80 - 4th Place

  • lost to Ethan Kemble (Wildcat Wrestling) by 1:55 fall
  • lost to Sammy Naugle (Sand Springs Junior High) by 4-3 decision
  • lost to Parker LeCoqkeeley (Sapulpa Youth Wrestling) by 17-2 tech fall 

Blake Jones - 92 - 3rd Place

  • defeated Noah Smith (Team NEO) by 15-0 tech fall
  • defeated Adin Hill (Broken Arrow Wrestling Club) by 14-5 major decision
  • lost to Nathan Dekker (Cleveland Takedown Club) by 6-5 decision
  • defeated Noah Smith (Team NEO) by 7-0 decision
  • defeated Dregen Murray (Little Axe Wrestling) by 1:41 fall

Bryce Fisher - 100 - 2nd Place

  • defeated Cameron Jackson (Wildcat Wrestling) by 7-3 decision
  • lost to Cade Manion (Deer Creek) by 3-1 decision
  • defeated Chase White (Team Big) by 19-5 major decision

Chase White - 100 - 4th Place

  • lost to Cade Manion (Deer Creek) by 15-0 tech fall
  • lost to Cameron Jackson (Wildcat Wrestling) by 15-2 major decision
  • lost to Bryce Fisher (Sand Springs Junior High) by 19-5 major decision

Division 5: Ages 15 & Under

Dylan Luker - 76 - 1st Place

  • defeated Dakotah Allen (Cushing Wrestling) by 5-0 decision
  • defeated Dakotah Allen (Cushing Wrestling) by 15-0 tech fall

Seth Jones - 113 - 2nd Place

  • defeated Alec McDoulett (Little Axe Wrestling) by 4-2 decision
  • lost to Alec McDoulett (Little Axe Wrestling) by 6-3 decision
  • lost to Alex McDoulett (Little Axe Wrestling) by 4-2 decision

Sandite of the Week: Daton Fix

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This week Sandite Pride would like to recognize Daton Fix as Sandite of the Week for his 1st place finish at the prestigious Kansas City Stampede. This is Fix's third win at the annual event, making him only the sixth contender to win it 3 or more times. He won it the last two years at 113 and 126, and this year at 132.

Fix is a two-time state champion and has an undefeated high school record of 86-0 with a 13-0 record this year. He's claimed 15 National Championships, 2 Pan-American Championships, a Junior Olympics Silver Medal, and a World Championship Bronze Medal. 

In the last two years he has wrestled in Bosnia, China, Colombia, Slovakia, and Brazil. He is currently ranked 1st in Oklahoma at 132, 3rd in America at 126, and 9th in America pound-for-pound.

Sandites headed to national caliber tournament at Kansas City

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This weekend the Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team will travel to the 10th annual Kansas City Stampede at Hale Arena. 

The event will include 40 teams from 11 states, 28 of which placed in the top 4 in their state tournaments last season. More than 150 state medalists and over 40 state champions will participate; several of which have international experience, including our very own Daton Fix.

Fix is the only Sandite to finish first in this tournament, and is one of only 17 wrestlers in the 9 years the event has been held to win it twice. He's also an Olympic silver medalist and World Championship bronze medalist. 

Last year the Sandites came in 6th with four wrestlers finishing top-8. Stillwater and Tuttle were the only Oklahoma schools to finish ahead of Sand Springs. This year the Sandites are ranked 25th nationally by FloWrestle. Tuttle is the only other Okie school on that list and they are ranked 18th. 

Other teams participating this year include #8 Archer, GA and #19 Neosho, MO from the FloWrestling rankings, and #41 Platte County, MO. 

Last year Jack Karstetter placed 9th, Beau Bratcher placed 6th, and Zane Basma took 10th.

Daton Fix leads Sandites to 2nd Place finish at Perry Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Sandites were in good position going into day two of the annual Perry Tournament of Champions with 7 semi-finalists, but only one pulled off the win. The Sandites were missing 5 starters and 6 total wrestlers that Coach Smith wants to rest after football season and forfeited three weight classes.

Sand Springs took 2nd in the event last year as well.

This week the Sandites are ranked 2nd in state by the OSSAA and 25th in the nation by FloWrestling.

106 Riley Weir (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jimmy Arbuckle (Blackwell) by 17-2 tech fall
  • defeated Alex Valencia (Perry) by 2-1 decision
  • Lost to Wyatt Adams (Lawton MacArthur) by 1:09 fall
  • defeated Dylan McGrew (Perry) by major decision
  • lost to Colt Newton (Choctaw) by 3:19 fall

113 Michael Ritchey (5-2) - 5th Place

  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 5-3 decision
  • defeated Caron Watson (Union) by 7-2 decision
  • defeated Karson Bellmard (Ponca City) by 3-0 decision
  • defeated Adam Baker (Guthrie) by 5-1 decision
  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 decision
  • defeated Irwin Portillo (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

113 Irwin Portillo (3-3) - 6th Place

  • Lost to Conner Holman (Choctaw) by 4:27 fall
  • defeated Deven Harrison (Blackwell) by 18-3 tech fall
  • winner by forfeit over Tyler Ritchie (Claremore)
  • defeated Taylor Holman (Midwest City) by 4-3 decision
  • Lost to Cale Betchan (Perry) by 10-0 major decision
  • Lost to Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

120 Blake Sargent (5-1) - 3rd Place

  • defeated Tyler Musil (Guthrie) by 0:28 fall
  • defeated Dylan Schickram (Ponca City) by 12-10 decision
  • lost to Garrett Rowe (Choctaw) by 12-3 major decision
  • defeated Dakota Taylor (Ark City) by tech fall in 4:43
  • defeated Stetson Baker (Blackwell) by 2:38 fall

Also placed 3rd in 120 last year.

126 Jack Karstetter (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jesse Gomez (Owasso) by 2:56 fall
  • defeated Tracy Reeder (Claremore) by 4-3 decision
  • lost to Andrew Nieman (Stillwater) by 3-1 sudden victory
  • defeated Montez Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 sudden victory
  • lost to Drew Wilson (Midwest City) by 1-0 decision

Took 3rd in 113 last year.

132 Daton Fix (5-0) - 1st Place

  • defeated Zane Everett (Yukon) by 25-10 tech fall
  • defeated Corbin Ballard (Claremore) by 23-8 tech fall
  • defeated Derek Davis (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Dylan Wright (Pryor) by 3:12 fall

Took 1st in 113 in 2013 and 1st in 126 in 2014.

132 Derek Davis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Marquez Edwards (Midwest City) by 5-0 decision
  • defeated Kaden Ogee (Choctaw) by 3:01 fall
  • lost to Daton Fix (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Riley Cinnamon (Perry) by 5-3 decision
  • lost to #2 Baylor Smith (Owasso) by 3-2  decision

138 John Jiminez (2-3) - DNP

  • defeated Cade Gattuso (Midwest City) by 2:26 fall
  • defeated Brandon Conrad (Owasso) by 9-6 decision
  • lost to Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Dayton Moreno (Union) by default

145 Beau Bratcher (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Jacob Mitchell (Owasso) by 1:14 fall
  • defeated Blake Johnson (Blackwell) by 0:39 fall
  • defeated Kendon Lee (Stillwater) by 7-2 decision
  • lost to Chase Vincent (Yukon) by 4-1 decision

Took 5th Place last year in 138.

152 Cody Mathis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Calvin Vincent (Kingfisher) by 2:49 fall
  • lost to Christian Mayhue (Union) by 15-6 major decision
  • defeated Karsten Schuessler (Stillwater) by 1:40 fall
  • lost to Christian Gabriel (Edmond Memorial) by 5-1 decision

160 Zane Basma (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Tyler Heffley (Edmond Memorial) by 1:10 fall
  • defeated Gabe Evans (Union) by 14-0 major decision
  • defeated Zeke Rubio (Ponca) by 2:18 fall
  • lost to #1 Christian Bahl (Stillwater) by 3:40 fall

170 Bryton Beck (2-2) - DNP

  • defeated Trent Crowl (Chanute) by 3:03 fall
  • lost to Kendall Biddle (Ark City) by 17-2 tech fall
  • lost to Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial) by 9-0 major decision

182 - No Contestant

195 Zack Sims (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Dalton Collins (Ark City) by 1:24 fall
  • defeated Bradyn Pressnall (Ponca City) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Imani Woodley (Edmond Memorial) by 3:23 fall
  • defeated Stevon Crogan (Pryor) by 10-7 decision
  • lost to Easton Rendleman (Choctaw) by 3:35 fall

220 - No Contestant

285 - No Contestant

Team Standings

  1. Choctaw (200 points)
  2. Sand Springs (174.5)
  3. Yukon (160.5)
  4. Ark City (153.5)
  5. Stillwater (151.5)
  6. Union (136)
  7. Blackwell (109)
  8. Lawton MacArthur (105.5)
  9. Perry (103)
  10. Pryor (96)
  11. Ponca City (79.5)
  12. Edmond Memorial (78.5)
  13. Catoosa (74)
  14. Owasso (70)
  15. Harrah (69.5)
  16. Claremore (66)
  17. Midwest City (45)
  18. Muskogee (38)
  19. Kingfisher (35)
  20. Chanute (31)
  21. Guthrie (19)

 

    Sandite Gold Junior High wrestlers wipe the mat with Owasso

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    The high school wrestlers are the ones who normally get the headlines, but they all had to start somewhere, and one day they'll be replaced by the junior high and middle school. Luckily for the future of Sandite athletics; Coach Earl Shockley has the young guns whipped into great shape already.

    If your eyes were too drawn to the varsity mat, you may have missed what was going on at the other side of the room, and it was impressive.

    Nine Sandites pinned their Owasso Ram opponents for a stellar 58-19 win.

    80 pound Dylan Luker scored a 14-3 major decision over Leyton Warne to kick things off. Then 98 Caden Vaughn, 106 Scott Patton, 113 Colten Roberts, 120 Irwin Portillo, 126 Tyler Ash, 150 Jake Wright, 162 Luke Bratcher, 170 Jasanee Harjo, and 200 Hayden Cramer all pinned their opponents.

    Only four Sandites were defeated. 89 Cody Spaan was pinned by Jared Head, 285 Austin Ritledge was pinned by Hilton Moseby, 132 Braden Dahl was defeated 8-0 by Joey Gomez, and 140 David Cooper was edged 7-5 by Landon Carter

    The Junior High also had time to wrestle a series of exhibition matches while they waited on varsity to finish. Kyler Clark, Brenden Wiseley, Hunter Carter, Seth Jones, Jacob Reed, Tyler Rush, Preston Medlin, Josh Fincannon, Riley Magee, and Colton Sanders all won.

     

    • 80: Dylan Luker (7th grade) 14-3 decision over Leyton Warne
    • 89: Cody Spaan (7th) pinned by Jared Head
    • 98: Caden Vaugn (7th) pinned Kellen Pokoski
    • 106: Scott Patton (9th) pinned Caden Zellner
    • 113: Colten Roberts (9th) pinned Foster Thaxton
    • 120: Irwin Portillo (9th) pinned Enrique Hernandez
    • 126: Tyler Ash (9th) pinned Zack Conrad
    • 132: Braden Dahl (8th) 8-0 decision to Joey Gomez
    • 140: David Cooper (9th) 7-5 decision to Landon Carter
    • 150: Jake Wright (9th) pinned Herubey Magallon
    • 162: Luke Bratcher (9th) pinned John Ashby
    • 175: Jasanee Harjo (9th) pinned Oscar Mendez
    • 200: Hayden Cramer (9th) pinned Devin Harris
    • 285: Austin Rutledge (9th) pinned by Hilton Moseby

    #2 Sandites dominate Owasso Rams in season-opener

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    The Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team easily overcame the Owasso Rams Thursday night in their first competition of the season, and they did it without five starters. 

    The unranked Rams entered their match with a 1-1 record, beating Enid 47-24, but losing to #1 Broken Arrow 54-14. 

    Sand Springs is starting a bit later than many schools, and the anticipation has been building since Flowrestling listed Sand Springs as the #25 team in the nation.

    Several starters are also starting players on the Charles Page State Runner-Up football team and Coach Smith wanted to give them extra time to get in wrestling shape after a long season. 

    Those missing links didn't even slow down the Sandites who only lost two matches on the mat, and forfeited two others due to not having anyone at that weight. 

    Up first was 106 freshman Riley Weir who shut down his opponent Eric Merida (2-5) with a 10-0 major decision for 4 team points.

    113 Michael Ritchey (1-0) expanded that lead to 7-0 with a 3-0 decision over Wyatt Johnson, then 120 Blake Sargent pinned Gavin Damilao in 0:53 for a 13-0 lead.

    126 junior #6 (in 113) Jack Karstetter scored a 17-2 tech fall in 3:35 against Jesse Gomez, then his 132 cousin #1 (in 120) Daton Fix pinned #1 Baylor Smith in 3:05.

    The Rams didn't put points on the board till Brandon Conrad managed a narrow 5-4 defeat of 138 John Jiminez. Jiminez took a brief 1-point lead on an escape and nearly won it before he was taken down with 10 seconds left and was unable to escape or reverse. Jiminez was a state runner-up two years ago but missed last season due to a pretty serious back injury. Though he's back at 100% physically, this was his first match in over a year and a half.

    With a 24-3 lead, 145 junior #4 (in 132) Beau Bratcher pinned Jacob Mitchell in a team best 42 seconds and 152 Cody Mathis ran up the highest scoring match of the dual with a 17-8 major decision over Nolan Miller. 

    160 junior (#2 in 145) Zane Basma scored a 1:12 fall against Jalen Johnson and 170 Bryton Beck was right there with him with a pin in 1:08 of Zach Mitchell. 182 John Houston was pinned by JD Johnson, but 195 Zack Sims finished the night off with a 3:09 pin of Harrison Moseby for a 52-9 lead. 

    The Sandites didn't have any wrestlers available at 220 and heavyweight so the Rams were awarded 12 points for a final score of 52-21. 

    While technically #1 Broken Arrow edged the Rams by slightly more than Sand Springs, the Sandites won it without state qualifier Delvin Jordan, state placer Trace Fleischman, starters Cole Dixon and Gage Fain, and state qualifier Lane Lettich who are all healthy and will be joining the wrestling ranks in the coming weeks. 

    Needless to say, it looks like that #25 ranking is well deserved, and Broken Arrow may soon be toppled.

    Carter Young, Irwin Portillo, Jake Wright lead Sandites to 1st place

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    Clyde Boyd Middle School hosted 12 schools Saturday for a Junior High wrestling tournament. The Sand Springs Gold team came in first with 2 first place champions, Sand Springs Black came in 9th with 1 champion, and Sand Springs White came in 15th. 

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs Gold


    80 - Carter Young (6-0) placed 1st and scored 63.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Skyy Johnson (Stillwater) 1-4 (Fall 0:27)
        Round 2 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Gabe Valencia (Perry) 4-2 (Fall 0:42)
        Quarterfinal - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by tech fall over Payton Brown (Cleveland) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:05 (16-0))
        Semifinal - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Tristan Burdick (Ponca City) 4-3 (Fall 1:11)
        1st Place Match - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by major decision over Ryan Smith (Perry) 5-1 (MD 14-5)

    89 - Cody Spaan (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 won by fall over Logan McCaully (Sallisaw) 1-5 (Fall 0:22)
        Round 5 - Kristopher Humble (Ponca City) 4-1 won by fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 3:51)
        Quarterfinal - Nathan Dekker (Cleveland) 5-2 won by tech fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (TF-1.5 4:26 (15-0))
        Cons. Round 2 - Kaden Stanley (Claremore) 4-3 won by tech fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (TF-1.5 4:00 (15-0))
        7th Place Match - Luke Young (Sapulpa) 2-3 won by fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 2:28)

    98 - Caden Vaughn (5-2) placed 3rd and scored 49.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 2:59)
        Round 2 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by decision over Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Dec 10-4)
        Round 4 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Shayden Trant (Ponca City) 3-3 (Fall 2:26)
        Quarterfinal - Rocky Stephens (Tulsa Union) 6-0 won by tech fall over Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (TF-1.5 4:01 (15-0))
        Cons. Round 2 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Keanu Lee (Tulsa Union) 4-2 (Fall 0:51)
        Cons. Round 3 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 9-5)
        3rd Place Match - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Ethan Stevenson (Claremore) 4-3 (SV-1 8-6)

    106 - Scott Patton (4-3) placed 5th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 0:44)
        Round 2 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 5-0)
        Round 4 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Michael Harjo (Sapulpa) 9-1 won by decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 5-2)
        Quarterfinal - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Josh Taylor (Skiatook) 4-3 (Dec 6-4)
        Semifinal - Cade Nicholas (Stillwater) 5-0 won by major decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 15-3)
        Cons. Round 3 - Cole Harris (Claremore) 3-3 won by decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 5-4)
        5th Place Match - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Josh Taylor (Skiatook) 4-3 (Dec 6-5)

    113 - Seth Jones (4-3) placed 6th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Dillon Brown (Cleveland) 3-4 (Fall 2:48)
        Round 2 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Andre Ross (Tulsa Union) 4-2 (Fall 0:59)
        Round 4 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 (Dec 6-2)
        Quarterfinal - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Dec 11-4)
        Semifinal - Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 won by decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 6-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (SV-1 3-1)
        5th Place Match - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by major decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 11-2)

    120 - Tyler Ash (6-1) placed 3rd and scored 52.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (MD 15-3)
        Round 2 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by fall over Hunter Schulz (Coweta) 3-4 (Fall 1:36)
        Round 4 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by tech fall over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (TF-1.5 3:37 (19-3))
        Quarterfinal - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by fall over Hunter Proffitt (Sallisaw) 1-4 (Fall 1:29)
        Semifinal - Dylan Avery (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 (Fall 3:23)
        Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (MD 12-1)
        3rd Place Match - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Hunter Hall (Skiatook) 5-2 (MD 10-2)

    126 - Tyler Rush (3-3) placed 9th and scored 22.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Avante Wilkins (Tulsa Union) 5-1 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 1:43)
        Round 3 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Joey Gomez (Owasso) 1-5 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 0:59)
        Round 5 - Jacob Hightower (Cleveland) 3-3 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 2:21)
        Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by fall over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Fall 0:37)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by major decision over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (MD 14-2)
        9th Place Match - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by fall over John Lawson (Stillwater) 2-3 (Fall 2:39)

    132 - Braden Dahl (2-4) placed 11th and scored 16.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Coby Ervin (Skiatook) 3-2 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:38)
        Round 3 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Brody Lawson (Bartlesville) 3-3 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 2:33)
        Round 5 - Cougar Anderson (Skiatook) 6-0 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:39)
        Cons. Round 1 - Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:54)
        Cons. Round 2 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Brennan Asbill (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 3:31)
        11th Place Match - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 (Fall 2:30)

    140 - David Cooper (4-3) placed 4th and scored 43.00 team points.
        Round 1 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Zane Lorenz (Bartlesville) 4-2 (Dec 7-1)
        Round 2 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Conner Aaron (Claremore) 0-5 (Fall 2:26)
        Round 4 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by fall over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Fall 2:55)
        Quarterfinal - Colton Konell (Sapulpa) 6-1 won by decision over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 10-9)
        Cons. Round 2 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 2:55)
        Cons. Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 10-4)
        3rd Place Match - Colton Konell (Sapulpa) 6-1 won by fall over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Fall 2:38)

    150 - Noah Almy (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 61.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Koby West (Claremore) 3-3 (Fall 0:46)
        Round 2 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 (Fall 0:29)
        Round 4 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:41)
        Semifinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Cody Miller (Ponca City) 5-1 (Fall 0:50)
        1st Place Match - Draven Weeden (Skiatook) 5-0 won by injury default over Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 (Inj. 0:22)

    162 - Jake Wright (5-0) placed 1st and scored 63.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Atticus Aguilar (Cleveland) 2-4 (Fall 0:43)
        Round 2 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Seth Seago (Claremore) 2-3 (Fall 1:52)
        Semifinal - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Dajaun Taylor (Perry) 3-2 (Fall 0:53)
        1st Place Match - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by decision over Adam Cole (Ponca City) 3-1 (Dec 6-2)

    175 - Jasanne Harjo (5-2) placed 3rd and scored 50.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Matt Reed (Claremore) 4-2 (Dec 11-7)
        Round 2 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Aaron Lytle (Sapulpa) 5-1 won by fall over Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Fall 2:25)
        Round 4 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Luke Hollowell (Cleveland) 1-6 (Fall 0:53)
        Quarterfinal - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 (Fall 6:00)
        Semifinal - Darius Boone (Tulsa Union) 5-0 won by decision over Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Dec 7-1)
        Cons. Round 3 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Oscar Mendez (Owasso) 3-4 (Fall 3:36)
        3rd Place Match - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Blake Watkins (Skiatook) 5-2 (Dec 14-10)

    200 - Ty Rutledge (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 won by fall over Marshal Bates (Bartlesville) 0-4 (Fall 0:09)
        Round 5 - Zane Collinsworth (Coweta) 4-1 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:04)
        Quarterfinal - Daxx Arnold (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:10)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tristan Petree (Sallisaw) 2-4 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:00)
        7th Place Match - J.R. Clark (Cleveland) 3-3 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 0:43)

    285 - Austin Rutledge (2-4) placed 6th and scored 34.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Alan Carey (Owasso) 0-3 (Fall 0:43)
        Round 5 - Teaguen Wilson (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:23)
        Quarterfinal - Wyatt Jones (Claremore) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over William Willis (Stillwater) 0-4 (Fall 3:40)
        Cons. Round 3 - Rylan Reynolds (Bartlesville) 4-1 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:28)
        5th Place Match - Wyatt Jones (Claremore) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:51)

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs Black


    80 - Dylan Luker (4-2) placed 9th and scored 20.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tristan Burdick (Ponca City) 4-3 won by fall over Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 (Fall 1:16)
        Round 4 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by decision over Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 (Dec 6-5)
        Round 5 - Ryan Smith (Perry) 5-1 won by tech fall over Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 (TF-1.5 3:29 (16-0))
        Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:30)
        Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by tech fall over Trenton Morris (Sallisaw) 0-5 (TF-1.5 3:40 (15-0))
        9th Place Match - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by decision over Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 (Dec 2-1)

    98 - Brenden Wiseley (5-2) placed 5th and scored 41.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Blake Stone (Claremore) 2-4 (Fall 3:39)
        Round 3 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Hutchison (Sallisaw) 1-6 (Fall 0:56)
        Round 5 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by decision over Ethan Stevenson (Claremore) 4-3 (Dec 3-0)
        Quarterfinal - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Henry Warren (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 3:09)
        Semifinal - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 2-1)
        Cons. Round 3 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 9-5)
        5th Place Match - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Killian McNichols (Owasso) 3-4 (Fall 4:44)

    106 - Kyler Clark (2-4) placed 12th and scored 12.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Cade Nicholas (Stillwater) 5-0 won by fall over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:55)
        Round 2 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Cole Harris (Claremore) 3-3 won by fall over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 1:48)
        Round 5 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 1 - Garret Johnson (Tulsa Union) 3-4 won by decision over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 11-10)
        Cons. Round 2 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 6-0)
        11th Place Match - Garret Johnson (Tulsa Union) 3-4 won by decision over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 14-8)

    113 - Irwin Portiilo (6-0) placed 1st and scored 64.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Tony Johnson (Skiatook) 3-4 (Fall 2:29)
        Round 2 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Skyler Lancaster (Stillwater) 1-6 (Fall 1:48)
        Round 4 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Fall 0:59)
        Quarterfinal - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by major decision over Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 (MD 11-2)
        Semifinal - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by decision over Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 (Dec 6-2)
        1st Place Match - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by injury default over Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 (Inj. 2:26)

    120 - Devin Britton (2-3) placed 7th and scored 29.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 won by fall over Jace Young (Claremore) 0-5 (Fall 0:24)
        Round 5 - Dylan Avery (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Hunter Hall (Skiatook) 5-2 won by decision over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Dec 4-0)
        Cons. Round 2 - Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by fall over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Fall 1:45)
        7th Place Match - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 won by fall over Hunter Proffitt (Sallisaw) 1-4 (Fall 1:14)

    126 - Rico Slattery (3-3) placed 11th and scored 15.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Jace Hightower (Claremore) 2-4 won by fall over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (Fall 1:54)
        Round 3 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Moises Davalos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by fall over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (Fall 0:54)
        Round 5 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by fall over Isaac Smith (Coweta) 1-5 (Fall 1:14)
        Cons. Round 1 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by major decision over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (MD 14-2)
        Cons. Round 3 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by fall over Isaac Smith (Coweta) 1-5 (Fall 0:55)
        11th Place Match - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by decision over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Dec 9-4)

    132 - Santana Naugle (1-3) placed 10th and scored 17.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Malik Morgan (Tulsa Union) 1-4 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 1:29)
        Round 5 - Dillon Hooper (Coweta) 5-1 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 0:49)
        Cons. Round 1 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 won by disqualification over Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 (DQ)
        9th Place Match - Coby Ervin (Skiatook) 3-2 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 0:10)

    140 - Dayvon Taylor (2-4) placed 6th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Robert Gauches (Cleveland) 1-5 (Fall 2:21)
        Round 5 - Bryan Pollard (Skiatook) 5-0 won by tech fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (TF-1.5 3:57 (19-4))
        Quarterfinal - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (Fall 1:26)
        Semifinal - Jacob Rogers (Tulsa Union) 4-2 won by fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 4:02)
        Cons. Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 10-4)
        5th Place Match - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:59)

    150 - Riley Magee (2-4) placed 6th and scored 33.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Matthew Jenkins (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 0:45)
        Round 5 - Draven Weeden (Skiatook) 5-0 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:46)
        Quarterfinal - Cody Miller (Ponca City) 5-1 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:32)
        Cons. Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by tech fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:54 (16-0))
        Cons. Round 3 - Terrell Williams (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 2:29)
        5th Place Match - Christian McCutcheon (Stillwater) 3-3 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 2:42)

    162 - Justin Smith (0-3) placed 10th and scored 13.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Atticus Aguilar (Cleveland) 2-4 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 1:24)
        Round 5 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Cons. Round 1 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        9th Place Match - Davin Carrol (Owasso) 1-2 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:35)

    175 - Ethan Sartin (2-4) placed 8th and scored 26.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Kainana Wade (Cleveland) 0-5 (Fall 1:20)
        Round 3 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Jake Liston (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 1:06)
        Round 5 - Blake Watkins (Skiatook) 5-2 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:32)
        Quarterfinal - Darius Boone (Tulsa Union) 5-0 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:36)
        7th Place Match - Piper Pennington (Coweta) 2-3 won by decision over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 6-3)

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs White


    80 - Juan Sanchez (1-5) placed 12th.
        Round 1 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Leyton Warne (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:00)
        Round 4 - Colby Strachan (Bartlesville) 5-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 1:47)
        Round 5 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 13-11)
        Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:30)
        Cons. Round 2 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 won by fall over Skyy Johnson (Stillwater) 1-4 (Fall 0:40)
        11th Place Match - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 10-6)

    80 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (3-3) placed 11th and scored 14.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Colby Strachan (Bartlesville) 5-2 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 3:21)
        Round 2 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Leyton Warne (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 2:47)
        Round 5 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 13-11)
        Cons. Round 1 - Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Trenton Morris (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 2:03)
        11th Place Match - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 10-6)

    98 - Hunter Carter (0-6) placed 16th and scored 2.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 2:59)
        Round 2 - Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Shayden Trant (Ponca City) 3-3 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 1:46)
        Round 5 - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 0:58)
        Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Calhoon (Perry) 4-2 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)
        Cons. Round 2 - Hunter Hutchison (Sallisaw) 1-6 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)
        15th Place Match - Blake Stone (Claremore) 2-4 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)

    106 - Jacob Rampy (3-4) placed 13th and scored 12.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Michael Harjo (Sapulpa) 9-1 won by fall over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Fall 2:45)
        Round 3 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 5-0)
        Round 4 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 2:27)
        Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over C.J. Clifton (Coweta) 0-6 (Fall 3:23)
        Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Collinsworth (Coweta) 2-3 won by major decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (MD 9-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 6-0)
        13th Place Match - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over C.J. Clifton (Coweta) 0-6 (Fall 1:04)

    113 - Colten Roberts (5-3) placed 5th and scored 39.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Mark Turner (Owasso) 4-3 (Fall 0:23)
        Round 2 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Reed Gaddy (Coweta) 2-5 (Fall 1:08)
        Round 3 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Seth Hammer (Claremore) 0-4 (Fall 0:18)
        Round 5 - Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 0:51)
        Quarterfinal - Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 3:21)
        Cons. Round 2 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by decision over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Dec 4-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 3:19)
        5th Place Match - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by major decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 11-2)

    120 - Caleb Phillips (2-3) placed 10th and scored 19.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 won by fall over Hunter Schulz (Coweta) 3-4 (Fall 1:13)
        Round 3 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by decision over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (Dec 7-3)
        Round 5 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by tech fall over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (TF-1.5 3:37 (19-3))
        Cons. Round 1 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 won by fall over Isaac Wilson (Stillwater) 2-5 (Fall 0:25)
        9th Place Match - Enrique Hernandez (Owasso) 3-2 won by decision over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (Dec 4-0)

    126 - Preston Medlin (3-3) placed 4th and scored 43.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Dec 6-2)
        Round 5 - Cale Glover (Skiatook) 5-0 won by fall over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 0:45)
        Quarterfinal - Avante Wilkins (Tulsa Union) 5-1 won by fall over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Jace Hightower (Claremore) 2-4 (Fall 2:13)
        Cons. Round 3 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Moises Davalos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (Fall 3:00)
        3rd Place Match - Daniel Millett (Ponca City) 5-1 won by decision over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Dec 7-2)

    140 - Josh Fincannon (4-2) placed 7th and scored 31.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 3:30)
        Round 3 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Hiser (Bartlesville) 2-5 (Fall 2:21)
        Round 5 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Hunter Gilstrap (Coweta) 2-4 (Fall 2:39)
        Quarterfinal - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (Fall 1:26)
        Cons. Round 2 - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by major decision over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (MD 12-0)
        7th Place Match - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by decision over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Dec 7-6)

    150 - Lonnie Mills (2-4) placed 10th.
        Round 1 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 1:08)
        Round 3 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Koby West (Claremore) 3-3 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 1:00)
        Round 5 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:44)
        Cons. Round 1 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 won by fall over Caleb Griffin (Coweta) 0-4 (Fall 1:38)
        Cons. Round 2 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 won by fall over Matthew Jenkins (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 1:22)
        9th Place Match - Tyler Merriman (Cleveland) 2-2 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:54)

    150 - Tegen Campbell (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 won by fall over Caleb Griffin (Coweta) 0-4 (Fall 1:23)
        Round 5 - Terrell Williams (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:56)
        Quarterfinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:41)
        Cons. Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by tech fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:54 (16-0))
        7th Place Match - Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 1:32)

    175 - Robert Parrish (4-3) placed 11th and scored 20.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Oscar Mendez (Owasso) 3-4 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 0:32)
        Round 3 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Garret Graham (Sallisaw) 1-5 (Fall 0:52)
        Round 5 - Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 0:53)
        Cons. Round 1 - Luke Hollowell (Cleveland) 1-6 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 3:41)
        Cons. Round 2 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Kainana Wade (Cleveland) 0-5 (Fall 0:31)
        Cons. Round 3 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Jake Liston (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 2:48)
        11th Place Match - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by forfeit over Garret Graham (Sallisaw) 1-5 (For.)

    Daton Fix: Never Been Pinned

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    There's 10 days left till the Charles Page varsity wrestling team kicks off the season with a big win over Owasso. This season Sand Springs took runner-up in the Fast Pitch softball State Championship, and is soon to beat the snot out of Bixby for a State Championship in football. Once the hubbub surrounding the gridiron quiets down, it'll be all eyes on the mat as Sand Springs returns one of the greatest squads in school history. Our Minutemen are currently ranked #25 in the nation by flowrestling. 

    For the next 10 days, we'll be counting down to the first dual and taking a look at our crowded roster of major talent. 

    Daton Fix

    • Junior
    • 132 pounds

    Daton Fix is not only the greatest wrestler in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and the United States of America; he's also one of the best in the world. That's not my Sandite bias showing, he's got a bronze medal from Worlds and an Olympic silver medal to prove it. 

    As a freshman, Fix went a perfect 33-0 and claimed his first OSSAA state title with a 8-2 decision over Garrett Rowe of Choctaw. 8-2 is about as near to a close-call as it gets for Fix. 

    He continued that streak last season, taking first place in all six tournaments to finish 40-0 and claim a second OSSAA 6A State Championship, this time with an 11-3 major decision over Westmoore's Dalton Duffield at 120 lbs. 

    Fix comes from a big family of outstanding wrestlers. His grand-father, Alan Karstetter Sr. coached at Charles Page for 24 years and is a 2002-inductee to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Derek Fix, Daton's father, racked up a winning 33-21 record at Oklahoma State and was a head wrestling coach then a collegiate referee for years before coming to Charles Page as an assistant wrestling coach. 

    Fix's cousins, Jack and Cody Karstetter, are both Oklahoma State-placers. Jack is also a CPHS junior, and Cody is now a freshman at North Carolina where he has a 6-3 record this season and just placed runner-up in his second collegiate tournament. 

    In a family like that, some might have a hard time living up to the hype. Fix, however, doesn't worry about anything but who's up next. 

    The true gauge of Fix's potential lies outside the confines of Oklahoma high school kids. 

    Before he ever even set foot on the high school mat, Fix was already a 7-time national champion. From 2011-2013, he went 174-5 and only ever lost to nationally ranked opponents. 

    At the 2011 USAW Schoolboy Freestyle Duals, Fix was a leading member of Team Oklahoma when he was beaten 3-1 by Wisconsin's Hunter Marko. He quickly rebounded, however, beating Marko 6-3 and 6-0 in the next two matches. In that same tournament he was beaten 4-1 by Eric Hong of Pennsylvania, who he in turn defeated 4-2 and 3-0. 

    In 2012, Fix would suffer only one loss, a narrow 2-1 decision to Chad Red at the 2012 ASICS Folkstyle Nationals. Fix went on to take 2nd in the tournament. Three years later, Red is currently ranked #1 in the nation at 132 lbs.

    In 2013, Fix had his first meeting with Pennsylvania's Spencer Lee, and suffered his only tech fall to-date. Lee is currently ranked #1 in the nation at 120. Later that year Fix would once again meet up with Eric Hong, and this time it was clear who the better wrestler was, as Fix deal him a 16-5 tech fall at the USAW Cadet Folkstyle Nationals. Fix claimed his first continental titles that year, taking gold in both freestyle and Greco at the Pan-American games in Colombia. 

    In 2014, Fix claimed his eighth national championship with a 4-2 overtime win against Utah's Taylor LaMont at the USAW Cadet Folkstyle Nationals. From there he joined team USA at the Cadet Pan-American Championships in Brazil where he claimed continental titles in both Freestyle and Greco. He racked up two more national championships at ASICS and USAW before traveling to Slovakia for the World Championships where he took 10th. At ASICS, he narrowly overcame Nick Suriano, the current #1 wrestler at 126 lbs, from New Jersey, in a 1-1 decision that Fix was awarded due to scoring the last point. 

    At the 2014 Youth Olympic games in Nanjing, China, Fix defeated Macedonian Elmedin Sejfulau and Yemenite Ebrahim Abdullah Ali Al-Shebami by tech fall, and South Africa's Reynhardt Louw 6-1 before falling in the final match to Mukhambet Kuatbek of Kazakhstan in a narrow 7-6 decision. Fix had to settle for silver, but he was that much closer to his long-term goal of becoming an Olympic gold-medalist. 

    Upon his return to the United States, Fix challenged Nick Suriano to a rematch at the Who's #1 event at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Once again, the two were tied 1-1 as the third period expired. Unlike FILA, the Who's #1 event has no limit to overtime, setting up Fix and Suriano for an epic battle that lasted 32:12 into overtime and set the record for longest match ever recorded. It was Suriano that came out on top however, with a 3-1 sudden victory takedown. 

    2015 has been just as big of a year for the young stud. He claimed his 11th national title at the Flonationals Junior Folkstyle tournament in April where he once against narrowly overcame Taylor LaMont in the semi-finals. His final opponent was Yianni Diakomihalis, who is currently #3 at 132lbs. Diakomihalis overcame Fix 5-0 last year at the Super 32 tournament in Greensboro, NC, but this time Fix got the edge with a 3-1 OT decision.

    He won a 12th national title at the ASICS/UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals with a 10-0 tech fall over Chicago's Stevan Micic. Then, at the Cadet Freestyle Nationals he went best-of-three against Spencer Lee.  This time the #1 wrestler in the country  was upset and Fix brought home a 13th national title with a 9-6 decision over the Pennsylvanian. 

    Fix, in turn, would be upset in his next matches at the Junior World Team Trials. In another best-of-three performance, this time Stevan Micic brought payback with 7-4 and 10-4 decisions bringing Fix's 69-straight win-streak to an end.

    The losses were only a slight hiccup in otherwise incredible year.

    After being upset by Micic, Fix recorded 12-straight tech falls. Six of them came at the Junior National Duals as Fix teamed up with recent CPHS graduates Cody Karstetter and Kyler Childers on Team Oklahoma to take a dual national title. The next six were at the USAW Junior Freestyle National Championships as he outscored opponents 66-5 to claim a fifteenth national title.

    From there it was once again time to tread international waters. 

    At the Cadet World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Fix went 4-1 for a third place finish and his first World Championship bronze medal. He defeated Armenian Vazgen Tevanyan by 7-1 decision, then tech fell Georgia's Vano Godelashvili 12-0 in 2:47. In the quarterfinals he was narrowly defeated 3-2 by Russia's Abasgadzhi Magomedov, but he rebounded with a 10-0 tech fall against Moldova's Nicolai Grahmez in an incredible 1:46. In the third place match he had no difficulty overcoming Abbos Rakhmonov of Uzbekistan 17-2 in 3:34 to wrap up another incredible international performance. 

    Returning to America for the prestigious Super 32, Fix settled for 4th place after being defeated by Luke Karam and Vito Arujau, bringing his 2015 non-scholastic record to 68-5. 

    Needless to say, Fix is a sure-win for the 2016 State Championship, and will likely go undefeated this season as-well. He's the kind of guy who shoots for the stars and grabs the moon in the process. While most of the competitors in this state are aiming for state championships, his heart is set on the Olympics, and the rest of Sand Springs is there with him. Earlier this summer, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $5000 to help send him across the world and local company Inkwell Printing sold Daton Fix t-shirts to help raise funds for him. 

    Titles

    • 2011 Southern Plains Schoolboy Greco Regional Champion
    • 2011 Southern Plains Schoolboy Freestyle Regional Champion
    • 2011 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Freestyle National Champion
    • 2011 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Greco National Champion
    • 2012 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Folkstyle National Runner-Up
    • 2012 Southern Plains Schoolboy Greco Regional Champion
    • 2012 Southern Plains Schoolboy Freestyle Regional Champion
    • 2012 Northern Plains Schoolboy Freestyle Regional Champion
    • 2012 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Freestyle National Champion
    • 2012 ASICS/USAW Schoolboy Greco National Champion
    • 2012 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason Middle School National Champion
    • 2013 USAOK Junior High Folkstyle Champion
    • 2013 FILA Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up
    • 2013 Southern Plains Cadet Greco Regional Champion
    • 2013 Southern Plains Cadet Freestyle Regional Champion
    • 2013 USAW Cadet Greco National Champion
    • 2013 USAW Cadet Freestyle National Champion
    • 2013 Perry Tournament Champion
    • 2013 Kansas City Stampede Champion
    • 2014 Jay Hancock Invitational Champion
    • 2014 OSSAA 6A East Regional Champion
    • 2014 OSSAA 6A State Champion
    • 2014 Cliff Keen USAW Cadet Folkstyle National Champion
    • 2014 Cadet Freestyle Pan-American Champion
    • 2014 Cadet Greco Pan-American Champion
    • 2014 Oklahoma Cadet Freestyle State Champion
    • 2014 Oklahoma Cadet Greco State Champion
    • 2014 ASICS/FILA Cadet Freestyle National Champion
    • 2014 Southern Plains Cadet Freestyle Regional Champion
    • 2014 Southern Plains Cadet Greco Regional Champion
    • 2014 USAW Junior Freestyle Duals National Champion (Team Oklahoma)
    • 2014 Youth Olympics Freestyle Silver Medalist
    • 2014 Super 32 Runner-Up
    • 2014 Oklahoma Open Champion
    • 2014 Perry Tournament Champion
    • 2014 Kansas City Stampede Champion
    • 2015 Jerry Billings Tournament Champion
    • 2015 Jay Hancock Memorial Champion
    • 2015 OSSAA 6A East Regional Champion
    • 2015 OSSAA 6A State Champion
    • 2015 Junior Folkstyle FloNationals Champion
    • 2015 OKUSA Junior Freestyle National Team Qualifier
    • 2015 Sand Springs Junior Greco Champion
    • 2015 Sand Springs Junior Freestyle Champion
    • 2015 UWW Junior Freestyle National Champion
    • 2015 OKUSA Junior Freestyle State Champion
    • 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle National Champion
    • 2015 Junior Freestyle National Dual Champion (Team Oklahoma)
    • 2015 USAW Junior Freestyle National Champion
    • 2015 Cadet World Championship Bronze Medalist