Oklahoma Dual Team places 7th at Greco-Roman Nationals

Incoming Charles Page High School freshman Carter Young (22-2 FS, 21-1 GR) competed on Team Oklahoma at the 2017 USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Cadet National Duals this week in York, Pennsylvania and was only one win shy of attaining All-American status.

While the team as a whole went 4-3 for seventh place in the nation, Young went 6-1 for the second-best record on Team Oklahoma. Young’s six wins were the most of any wrestler on the team, and Reece Witcraft was the only Okie to go undefeated at 4-0. Micah Lugafet (0-1), Gage Hockett (3-1), Talon Borror (4-1), Cabe Dickerson (5-1), and Josh Heindselman (4-1) were the other one-loss members of Team Oklahoma.

Twenty-four states participated in the National Championship with thirty total teams. Minnesota defended their National Championship from last year with a close 40-38 finals victory over Illinois, who placed third last year, but won it in 2015. Oklahoma slipped two spots from their previous performance when they placed fifth in 2016, but still made it to the Gold Pool for the second year in a row.

To qualify for the Cadet Dual Teams, wrestlers must be born in either 2001 or 2002. Selections are then based upon five levels of qualification. Young qualified as an Oklahoma USAW Freestyle State Champion and returning Dual Team member. He was a two-style All-American at the Schoolboy classification after going undefeated in last year’s Dual Nationals.

Oklahoma got off to a great start Thursday, going undefeated in the D Pool. They dominated Virginia 63-18 and Georgia Red 63-19, then topped Michigan Red 42-32 to earn their way to the Gold Pool on Friday.

On day one, Young defeated Georgia two-style State Champion Tucker Kinsaul via 12-0 technical fall, then topped Michigan Freestyle State Champion and U.S. Open Runner-Up Sam Freeman 12-2.

Day two was far tougher, however, as the Okies lost their opening dual 45-28 to Iowa Gold, who would go on to finish fourth. Young suffered his first defeat of the year to Cullan Schriever, an undefeated freshman State Champion from Mason City, who won the USAW National Titles in all three styles last year.

Oklahoma lost their next two duals as well, 41-33 to Ohio, who would place fifth, and 52-24 to Illinois.

Young rebounded from his loss and finished the day with three-straight wins, all by tech fall, and Oklahoma won a rematch with Michigan Red for seventh place.

The Cadet teams will return to action Friday for the Freestyle tournament. The event is being held at Memorial Hall on the York County Fairgrounds.

Illinois has won four-straight National Titles in freestyle and has made the finals every year since 2009. Team Oklahoma placed tenth last year and hasn’t won a Cadet Freestyle Title since 2008 when they defeated Pennsylvania 35-33.

Sand Springs Elementary Wrestling places second at Ponca City Tournament with 12 Champions

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Team Scores:

  1. Ponca City (599)
  2. Sand Springs (336)
  3. Stillwater (248)
  4. Broken Arrow (223)
  5. Guthrie (204)
  6. Cushing (196)
  7. Sperry (196)
  8. Bristow (195)
  9. Ark City (192)
  10. Catoosa (149)
  11. Cleveland (133)
  12. Sapulpa (111)
  13. Bartlesville (99)
  14. Winfield (89)
  15. Blackwell (82)
  16. Berryhill (80)
  17. Matrix (69)
  18. Owasso (63)
  19. Collinsville (61)
  20. Enid (55)
  21. Harrah (50)
  22. NEO (37)
  23. Newcastle (32)
  24. Sallisaw (32)
  25. Pryor (26)
  26. Standfast (24)
  27. Stilwell (23)
  28. OWA (22)
  29. Creek (20)
  30. Threestyle (19)
  31. Shute (18)
  32. Greyhorse (11)
  33. Edmond (9)
  34. Newkirk (9)

While the Charles Page High School varsity wrestling squad is making headlines as the No. 1 ranked team in Oklahoma, the younger generations of Sandite wrestling are working hard to carry on the tradition. Sand Springs Team Big sent thirty-five elementary and junior high wrestlers to Ponca City this weekend for the Blubaugh-Wilson Battle for Gold and came in runner-up behind the host team with 20 finalists and 12 champions. The host team entered three times as many wrestlers as Sand Springs and finished with 23 finalists and 14 champions.

Jayden Bussell (4-0, 14-3) competed in Division One Open at 60 pounds and took first place. He scored a 15-0 technical fall over Zane Agnew (Bartlesville), majored Jaden O'Kelley (Cushing) 15-3, defeated Ryder Rosholt (Ark City) 6-3, then pinned Noah Boulware (Broken Arrow) in 1:50. 

Hunter Spencer (4-0, 19-8) competed in Division Two Open at 61 pounds and took first place. He pinned Aidan Aldridge (Ark City) in 2:19, Bowdy Thomason (Blackwell) in 2:57, and Lane Simpson (Cushing) in 1:02, and scored a 6-0 decision over Seth Kysar (Cleveland). 

Bentley Cole (3-0, 11-2) competed in Division One Open at 37 pounds and took first place. He scored a 16-0 technical fall over Bryson Cupps (Catoosa), then pinned Ivy Mullin (Stilwell) in 0:36 and Mekko Stites (Berryhill) in 2:13.

Balance Johnson (3-0) competed in Division Three Open at 120 pounds and took first place. He pinned Shane Lovejoy (Newcastle) in 1:09, majored Treg Bowman (Stillwater) 14-0, and teched Adyn Peugh (Collinsville) 16-1. 

Clayton Giddens (3-0, 33-2) competed in Division Four Open at 67 pounds and took first place. He pinned Andrew Havens (Sperry) in 2:49, and teched Elijah Green (Broken Arrow) 20-3 and Caydon Miller (Sapulpa) 17-0.

Blake Jones (3-0, 14-5) competed in Division Five Open at 100 pounds and took first place with three pins. He took down Shayden Trant (Ponca City) in 1:19, Nathaniel Sparks (Cleveland) in 2:40, and Noah Smith (Team NEO) in 4:14. 

Riley Magee (2-0) competed in Division Five Open at 190 pounds and took first place. He pinned JaKobe Sanders (Stillwater) in 3:30 and scored a 21-6 technical fall over Cayson Badley (Ponca City).

Sammy Naugle (2-0, 16-12) competed in Division Four Open at 88 pounds and took first place. He majored Tyler McCall (Catoosa) 12-3, then pinned Colby Wilder (Guthrie) in 1:20. 

Thomas Naugle (2-0, 7-6) competed in Division Five Open at 134 pounds and took first place. He drew only one competitor and pinned Brent Ingram (Pryor) in 2:58 and 1:48 in a best-of-three series. 

Grady Mittasch (3-1, 35-8) competed in Division Three Open at 67 pounds and took first place. He didn't draw enough competitors for a full bracket and instead wrestled a round-robin. He lost a 4-1 decision to Devon Miller (Stillwater), but the Pioneer wrestler fell in three other matches and Mittasch emerged with the best record to win the division. He topped Daxton Sullivan (Bristow) 2-0, teched Elijah Green (Broken Arrow) 15-0, and pinned Dylan Abbott (Sperry) in 2:22.

Ethan White (3-1, 8-16) competed in Division Four Open at 120 pounds and had a similar situation to Mittasch. He defeated Corey Chilcoat (Catoosa) 4-0 and pinned Anthony Amador (Ponca City) in 1:21, but fell 6-4 to Cameron Jackson (Ponca City). Despite his loss, a forfeit from Joseph Jeavitt (Ponca City) left him with a better round-robin record and he won the division. 

Rhett Peak (3-1, 19-9) competed in Division Four Open at 80 pounds and took second place. He majored Johnny Leverich (Cushing) 10-2, pinned Elijah Lunn (Ponca City) in 1::12, and edged out Ryker Agee (Blackwell) 3-2, but fell 7-0 to Cole Brooks (Collinsville).

Chase White (3-1, 8-5) competed in Division Four Open at 110 pounds and took second place. He topped Caden Kelly (Ponca City) 8-3, pinned Andrew Mullin (Stilwell) in 1:11 and Wesley Silvis (Guthrie) in 0:39, but fell 12-8 to Braxton Bacon (Owasso). 

Sam Harris (2-1, 11-15) competed in Division Five Open at 126 pounds and took second place. He pinned Nathen Moore (Owasso) in 3:53 and Malachia Rogers (Ponca City) in 1:06, but lost a close 2-1 decision to Brayden Henson (Broken Arrow). 

Asher Giddens (1-1, 9-8) competed in Division One Open at 43 pounds and took second place. He pinned Parker Ingram (Cleveland) in 0:41, but fell 13-3 to Gannon Wilson (Catoosa) in the finals.

Will Meredith (1-1, 19-5) competed in Division Two Open at 46 pounds and took second place. He pinned Aiden Bruner (Winfield) in 1:30, but fell in 0:57 to Aberic Scott (Threestyle).

Christian Forbes (1-1, 8-7) competed in Division Five Open at 84 pounds and took second place. He topped Danny Green (Broken Arrow) 8-6, but fell 11-2 to Shelton Chastain (Matrix). 

Owen Martin (3-1, 20-3) competed in Division Four Open at 73 pounds and took third place. He pinned Carla West (Ponca City) in 0:43 in the opening round, but fell 3-0 to Landyn Sommer (Stillwater) 3-0. In the consolations he edged out Corban Zugelder (Catoosa) 3-2 and majored Blaten Kemble (Ponca City) 8-0. 

Jackson Martin (2-1, 15-6) competed in Division Three Open at 55 pounds and took third place. He fell 7-3 to Max Linthicum (Sallisaw) in the opening round, but topped Talon Suttles (Winfield) 4-2 in sudden victory overtime, then pinned Cavin Peper (Sapulpa) in 0:33.

Promised Johnson (2-2) competed in Division Two Open at 64 pounds and took third place. He pinned Noah McBride (Ponca City) in 1:30 and majored Colten Stevens (Guthrie) 9-0, but fell 10-2 to Tohmi Carney (Broken Arrow) and 7-4 to Jaedan Adams (Stillwater). 

Samuel Moore (4-0, 25-10) competed in Division One Novice at 49 pounds and took first place. He pinned Tristen Cain (Ponca City) in 0:16, Garrett Schoonover (Guthrie) in 0:53, Weston Little (Bristow) in 2:24, and Zayden Merrill (Owasso) in 0:12.

Matthew Moore (2-1, 21-6) competed in Division Three Novice at 61 pounds and took second place. He pinned Mea Amador (Ponca City) in 0:32 and scored a 15-0 technical fall over Tatum Dolan (Berryhill), but fell 9-5 to Aydin Machado (Cushing). 

Chase Kelley (1-1, 5-12) competed in Division Four Novice at 130 pounds and took second place. He defeated Colton Ingram (Pryor) 12-8, but fell 15-4 to Rowdy Jackson (Cushing).

Blayton Collins (3-2, 8-16) competed in Division Two Novice at 58 pounds and took fourth place. He defeated Zavier Campion (Sperry) 7-2 and pinned Caden Sotelo (Ponca City) in 0:14, but fell 7-2 to Ryan Jinks (Sperry). In the consolation he pinned Colt Schickram (Ponca City) in 2:53, but lost a 12-8 decision to Elijah Montgomery (Sapulpa). 

Oklahoma Wrestling: Week Ten High School 6A Individual Rankings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

106

  1. Riley Weir (Sand Springs sophomore) Previously #2
  2. Gabe Johnson (Choctaw freshman) Previously #3
  3. Braden Fowler (Yukon senior) Previously #4
  4. Garrett Steidley (Edmond Memorial freshman) Previously #1
  5. Brandon Blose (Sapulpa senior) Previously #5 in 113
  6. Jackson Cockrell (Broken Arrow freshman)
  7. Nate Becker (Edmond North freshman) 
  8. Austin Hall (Southmoore senior)
  9. Corwin Strachan (Bartlesville sophomore)
  10. Jacob Zimmer (Norman North freshman)

Garrett Steidley was knocked off the top of the rankings after getting pinned by Braden Fowler at Yukon. Steidley settled for third place while Fowler fell 6-3 to Gabe Johnson in the championship round. Sapulpa teammates No. 5 Johnathan Warford and 113 No. 5 Brandon Blose switched weight classes at Yukon, but Blose failed to place.

113

  1. Colt Newton (Choctaw sophomore) 
  2. TJ Long (Union sophomore)
  3. Tanner Ward (Sand Springs senior)
  4. Andrew Police (Broken Arrow freshman)
  5. Johnathan Warford (Sapulpa junior) Previously #5 in 106
  6. Brayden Strachan (Bartlesville sophomore)
  7. Will Pham (Deer Creek freshman)
  8. Joe Lupton (Mustang junior)
  9. Yves Worou (Norman North) Previously unranked
  10. Noah Hanscom (Yukon) Previously #9

Colt Newton picked up a win at Yukon. Johnathan Warford moved up from 106 and took fifth place at Yukon. Yves Worou made his ranked debut after taking sixth at Yukon and defeating Noah Hanscom 6-5. Joe Lupton came in Runner-Up at the Greg Henning Invitational.

120

  1. Paxton Rosen (Edmond North senior) 
  2. Canon Randall (Westmoore senior)
  3. Tyler Lawley (Broken Arrow senior)
  4. Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs senior)
  5. Caron Watson (Union junior)
  6. Cameron Picklo (Mustang sophomore)
  7. Blake Gonzalez (Broken Arrow) Previously #8
  8. Laif Jones (Bartlesville sophomore) Previously #10
  9. Jacob Swenson (Ponca City junior) Previously unranked
  10. Chase Slatton (Jenks senior) Previously unranked

Paxton Rosen won the Yukon tournament and won a 10-5 decision over Chase Slatton, who came in fourth. Cameron Clark placed fifth and knocked No. 7 Andy Schlaepfer out of the rankings with a 12-7 decision. No. 9 Trent Higginbothan moved up to 126.

126

  1. Drew Wilson (Midwest City senior)
  2. Connor Holman (Choctaw junior) 
  3. Tanner Cole (Deer Creek senior)
  4. Spencer Schickram (Ponca City sophomore) 
  5. Blake Sargent (Sand Springs junior) 
  6. Brandon Bright (Edmond North senior)
  7. Trent Higginbothan (Edmond North junior) Previously #9 in 120
  8. Wyatt Johnson (Owasso senior) previously #7
  9. Alaisa Rubio (US Grant) Previously #8
  10. Logan Herrell (Enid sophomore) Previously #9

Drew Wilson scored a 7-4 decision over Blake Sargent at the Ram Duals. Connor Holman won the Yukon tournament with a 9-2 decision over Brandon Bright, who placed second. Trent Higginbothan moved up from 120 and placed sixth, bumping No. 10 DaQuan Carbajal out of the rankings.

132

  1. Daton Fix (Sand Springs senior)
  2. Easton Hudson (Bixby senior)
  3. Dylan Schickram (Ponca City junior) 
  4. Drake Vannoy (Edmond North freshman)
  5. Sam Avant (Norman North senior)
  6. TaJuan Daniels (Broken Arrow senior) 
  7. Jacob Blumenthal (Westmoore senior)
  8. Baylor Smith (Owasso junior)
  9. Trey Edwards (Mustang)
  10. Tyler Roberts (Edmond Santa Fe) Previously unranked

The only activity at 132 was a 5-2 decision by Tyler Roberts over No. 10 Broc Bailey for a fifth place finish at Yukon.

138

  1. Jaxen Gilmore (Yukon junior) 
  2. Jack Karstetter (Sand Springs senior) Previously #3
  3. Tyler Dieringer (Stillwater senior) Previously #4
  4. Kruz Simons (Edmond North sophomore) Previously #2
  5. Josh Suter (Norman senior) Previously #6
  6. Bryce Mattioda (Broken Arrow freshman) Previously #7
  7. Cody Mathis (Sand Springs junior) Previously #8
  8. Dawson Hunt (Ponca City senior) Previously #9
  9. Austin Daniels (Jenks) Previously #10
  10. Connor Simpson (Edmond Memorial) Previously #9 in 145

Jaxen Gilmore took first place at Yukon, defeating Tyler Dieringer 4-2. Dieringer came in second and defeated Connor Simpson (who cut from 145) 5-2 and Kruz Simons 5-4. Simons placed third and pinned Austin Daniels in 2:15. Daniels took sixth. Simpson didn't place at Yukon, but took second at the Greg Henning Invitational. No. 5 Seth Graves moved up to 145.

145

  1. Kendon Lee (Stillwater senior)
  2. Beau Bratcher (Sand Springs senior)
  3. Ryan Swanson (Westmoore junior)
  4. Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial senior) Previously #5 in 138
  5. Zane Taylor (Yukon) Previously unranked
  6. Brandon Conrad (Owasso senior) Previously #4
  7. Shamar Duncan (Putnam City senior) Previously #8
  8. Blake Muse (Choctaw sophomore) Previously #6
  9. Killian McGrew (Jenks freshman) Previously unranked
  10. Noah Austin (Edmond North senior) Previously #7

No. 5 Baywiin Hollingshead moved up to 152 for Yukon, while No. 9 Connor Simpson cut to 138. Kendon Lee took third and pinned Noah Austin in 5:59. Seth Graves moved up from 138 and took second, pinning Shamar Duncan in 3:43 and topping Zane Taylor 3-1 in sudden victory, but didn't go head-to-head with Lee. Taylor took fourth and pinned Killian McGrew in 1:47. Duncan didn't place, but did top Blake Muse 7-6. McGrew pinned Austin in 0:51.

152

  1. Payton Scott (Sand Springs junior)
  2. Baywiin Hollingshead (Yukon) Previously #5 in 145
  3. Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial freshman) Previously #2
  4. Robert "RJ" Walker (Midwest City senior) Previously #3
  5. Jeff Speer (Choctaw junior) 
  6. Zach Johnson (Westmoore sophomore)
  7. Ezequiel Rubio (Ponca City senior) 
  8. Jermain Harring (Union) 
  9. Brady Mattioda (Broken Arrow junior) 
  10. Jacob Swafford (Edmond North)

Payton Scott padded his impressive resume with a 5-3 decision over RJ Walker at the Ram Duals. Baywiin Hollingshead moved up from 145 and pinned Kyle Knowles in 4:59 for a fourth place finish at Yukon. Knowles took fifth place. No. 4 Connor Wilcoxen moved up to 160.

160

  1. Jaryn Curry (Choctaw junior)
  2. Chase Vincent (Yukon senior)
  3. Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow junior)
  4. Connor Wilcoxen (Stillwater senior) Previously #4 in 152
  5. Joseph Messer (Norman North senior) Previously #4
  6. Cooper Meadows (Mustang senior) Previously #5
  7. Nolan Miller (Owasso junior)
  8. Noah Almy (Sand Springs sophomore)
  9. Grayson White (Ponca City junior)
  10. Warren Stanely (Jenks sophomore) 

Jaryn Curry took second place at Yukon, defeating Joseph Messer 6-3. Connor Wilcoxen moved up from 152 and took third, defeating Messer 3-2 in a tie-breaker round. Messer finished in fifth. Cooper Meadows took second at the Greg Henning Invitational and topped Nolan Miller 13-6 at the Ram Duals. No. 6 Nano Martinez cut to 152 at Yukon.

170

  1. Christian Bahl (Stillwater senior) 
  2. Zane Basma (Sand Springs senior)
  3. Zane Coleman (Choctaw sophomore)
  4. Jace Brownlee (Stillwater senior) 
  5. Payden Brown (Putnam City senior)
  6. Gage McBride (Mustang senior) Previously #7
  7. Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial junior) Previously #6
  8. Joe Speno (Edmond Santa Fe senior)
  9. Kaleb Mertz (Owasso junior) 
  10. Lane Newlin (Ponca City)

Christian Bahl handily won the Yukon tournament. Gage McBride placed second at the Greg Henning Invitational and defeated Sam Hensley 5-0. Hensley took third and defeated Joe Speno 9-3.

182

  1. Gavin Potter (Broken Arrow) 
  2. Easton Rendleman (Choctaw junior) 
  3. Shane Flandermeyer (Westmoore junior)
  4. Justin "JD" Johnson (Owasso junior)
  5. Dakota Carnes (Sapulpa senior)
  6. Noah Hooks (Edmond North junior)
  7. Declan O'Brien (Deer Creek)
  8. Jaylen Childs (Putnam North)
  9. Joe Curtis (Bixby sophomore) 
  10. Darius "DJ" Boone (Union)

Easton Rendleman placed second at Yukon and Dakota Carnes took fourth.

195

  1. Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow sophomore) 
  2. Blake Minnick (Edmond North sophomore)
  3. Jesse Wetherington (Norman North)
  4. Rafe Johnson (Deer Creek freshman)
  5. Gary Dockery (Choctaw junior)
  6. Fisher Jones (Putanm City)
  7. Arin Copas (Mustang senior)
  8. Colin Foster (Yukon)
  9. Riley Corona (Westmoore senior)
  10. Luke Bratcher (Sand Springs sophomore) 

Gary Dockery took sixth place at Yukon. 

220

  1. Delvin Jordan (Sand Springs senior)
  2. Skyler Haynes (Broken Arrow senior)
  3. Mason Lancaster (Putnam City junior)
  4. Jon Martinez (Westmoore senior)
  5. Austin Fry (Ponca City senior)
  6. Caulin Poole (Choctaw junior)
  7. Cody Adams (Bixby senior)
  8. Yousef Aliya (Union senior)
  9. Gage Fain (Sand Springs junior) Previously #10 
  10. Parsa Lessani (Edmond North) Previously unranked

According to the Broken Arrow Ledger, State Champion Skyler Haynes has been cleared to return in time for the post season, marking a big challenge for Delvin Jordan, who has had fairly easy competition thus far. Mason Lancaster took first place at Yukon, pinning Caulin Poole in 4:00. Poole came in second and topped Cody Adams 2-1. Adams placed third and topped Parsa Lessani 5-1. Lessani took fourth. 

285

  1. Brey Walker (Southmoore junior)
  2. Gage Johnson (Norman North senior)
  3. Trenton Lieurance (Broken Arrow senior)
  4. Zach Austin (Choctaw senior) 
  5. Elwood Tomlin (Union senior)
  6. Ryan Tilbury (Midwest City senior) 
  7. Malik McGee (US. Grant)
  8. Blake Russell (Mustang senior) Previously unranked
  9. Brett Bridges (Ponca City) Previously #10
  10. Griff Stanley (Deer Creek junior) Previously unranked

Gage Johnson took first at Yukon, pinning Zach Austin in 2:26. Austin placed third. Blake Russell took sixth at the Greg Henning Invitational. 


Accumulative Dual Team Rankings (Final 5 Weeks)

  1. Sand Springs (1154 points)
  2. Choctaw (1150)
  3. Broken Arrow (1011)
  4. Edmond North (958)
  5. Yukon (862)
  6. Ponca City (681)
  7. Union (675)
  8. Westmoore (641)
  9. Mustang (493)
  10. Stillwater (440)
  11. Edmond Memorial (388)
  12. Norman (373)
  13. Claremore (307)
  14. Jenks (195)
  15. Sapulpa (184)

OSSAA Dual Team Rankings Week 10

  1. Choctaw (8-0, 9 first-place votes)
  2. Sand Springs (16-0, 15 first-place votes)
  3. Edmond North (10-0)
  4. Broken Arrow (7-2, 1 first-place vote)
  5. Yukon (6-2)
  6. Ponca City (8-2)
  7. Union (8-5)
  8. Westmoore (13-4)
  9. Norman (15-2)
  10. Mustang (10-7)
  11. Stillwater (8-3)
  12. Edmond Memorial (5-6)
  13. Claremore (14-7)
  14. Sapulpa (11-6)
  15. Jenks (3-4)

Accumulative Tournament Team Rankings (Final 5 Weeks)

  1. Sand Springs (1134)
  2. Choctaw (1092)
  3. Broken Arrow (1021)
  4. Edmond North (947)
  5. Yukon (823)
  6. Ponca City (659)
  7. Union (636)
  8. Westmoore (610)
  9. Stillwater (569)
  10. Mustang (483)
  11. Edmond Memorial (461)
  12. Norman North (307)
  13. Norman (256)
  14. Deer Creek (181)
  15. Jenks (166)

OSSAA Tournament Team Rankings Week 10

  1. Choctaw (6 first-place votes)
  2. Sand Springs (14 first-place votes)
  3. Broken Arrow (3 first-place votes)
  4. Edmond North
  5. Yukon
  6. Stillwater
  7. Ponca City
  8. Union
  9. Edmond Memorial
  10. Westmoore
  11. Mustang
  12. Norman
  13. Norman North
  14. Deer Creek (tied)
  15. Sapulpa (tied)

Sandite Pride Tournament Rankings

  1. Sand Springs (92)
  2. Choctaw (82)
  3. Broken Arrow (77)
  4. Edmond North (51)
  5. Yukon (46)
  6. Westmoore (43)
  7. Ponca City (38)
  8. Stillwater (35)
  9. Norman North (32)
  10. Edmond Memorial (29)
  11. Union (28)
  12. Mustang (28)
  13. Owasso (26)
  14. Deer Creek (24)
  15. Putnam City (24)
  16. Midwest City (22)
  17. Sapulpa (18)
  18. Bixby (15)
  19. Southmoore (13)
  20. Bartlesville (11)
  21. Jenks (8)
  22. U.S. Grant (7)
  23. Norman (6)
  24. Edmond Santa Fe (5)
  25. Putnam City North (3)
  26. Enid (2)
  27. Booker T. Washington (0)
  28. Capitol Hill (0)
  29. Lawton (0)
  30. Moore (0)
  31. Muskogee (0)
  32. Putnam City West (0)

No. 1 Sandite Wrestling wins fifth shutout of the season, 80-0 over Springdale

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Round Four Results:

Pool A
Sand Springs 80 Springdale 0
Midwest City 47 Vian 36
Claremore bye

Pool B
Collinsville 52 Bartlesville 24
Comanche 45 Bentonville 31
Pittsburgh bye

Pool C
Perry 78 Enid 6
Mustang 34 Owasso 33
Lebanon bye

Pool D
Manhattan 70 Salina 12
Deer Creek 33 Har-Ber 27
Union bye

The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team (11-0) just cant be stopped this season. In the fourth round of the Ram Duals tournament they rolled to their fifth shutout of the season, 80-0 over Springdale, Arkansas.

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Blake Sargent (24-8 season, 76-22 career) pinned Logan Walton in 0:53 to start off the dual, then Oklahoma State-commit Daton Fix (31-0, 149-0) put on a takedown clinic and led Kotomai Tamangdad 8-4 before pinning him in 1:20. Jack Karstetter (17-1, 90-16) handled Paul Mejibon in 0:39, Cody Mathis (8-5, 26-19) pinned Leeon Runny in 1:10, and Payton Scott (26-1, 47-9) took down Jonathan Snider in 0:23 for a 30-0 team lead. 

The pinning streak finally came to an end as Noah Almy (16-12) won a 7-1 decision over Jordi Villarreal, but Hayden Cramer (7-3) started it right back up again by pinning Noland Joran in 5:53. Gage Fain (21-9, 34-31) took care of Roland Joran in 1:29, and Delvin Jordan (29-2, 60-14) topped Cree Gonzalis in 0:42.

Dominique Pipes (1-3, 1-5) picked up a forfeit at heavyweight. Riley Weir (26-6, 47-18) scored a 15-0 technical fall over Isaace Ponce in 2:07, Tanner Ward (22-8, 98-20) pinned Christian Davidson in 0:34, and Michael Ritchey (24-8, 53-32) ended the dual with a fall over Thoper Runny in 3:36.

No. 1 Sandite wrestling qualifies for Dual State with 79-0 victory over Enid

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

CPHS 84 U.S. Grant 0

106 No. 2 Weir p. Garcia 0:35
113 No. 3 Ward p. Martinez 0:33
120 No. 4 Ritchey p. Alford 0:23
126 No. 5 Sargent p. Lozano 2:55
132 No. 1 Fix p. Barber 1:27
138 No. 3 Karstetter p. Ibarra 0:45
145 No. 2 Bratcher p. Aldana 0:37
152 No. 1 Scott p. Carolina 1:00
160 No. 8 Almy p. Love 1:02
170 No. 2 Basma p. Esparza 0:31
182 Cramer p. Izydor 0:47
195 No. 10 Fain p. Herrera 2:31
220 No. 1 Jordan p. Serrano 0:09
285 Edwards p. No. 7 McGee 0:47

CPHS 82 PCW 0

113 No. 3 Ward p. Ellis 0:33
120 No. 4 Ritchey p. Morgan 3:36
126 No. 5 Sargent p. Loudermilk 2:46
132 No. 1 Fix p. Tolton 0:21
138 No. 3 Karstetter p. Gutierrez 0:04
145 No. 2 Bratcher p. Hart 0:17
152 No. 1 Scott p. Sutton 0:06
160 No. 8 Almy m.d. Garrett 16-6
170 No. 2 Basma p. Strickland 0:04
182 Cramer p. Guzman 1:16
195 No. 10 Fain p. Romby 2:37
220 No. 1 Jordan p. Silva 0:44
285 Edwards p. Martinez 2:36
106 Weir forfeit.

CPHS 79 Enid 0

120 No. 4 Ritchey t.f. McGee 19-3 (3:08)
126 No. 5 Sargent p. Herrell 1:03
132 No. 1 Fix p. Arrington 0:35
138 No. 3 Karstetter p. Reese 1:10
145 No. 2 Bratcher p. Masterson 0:23
152 No. 1 Scott p. Loza 2:33
160 No. 8 Almy p. Griffin 0:27
170 No. 2 Basma p. Morse 1:41
182 Cramer p. Miner 1:58
195 No. 10 Fain p. Pemberton 0:48
220 No. 1 Jordan p. Anderson 0:44
285 Edwards d. Dodd 3-2
106 Weir t.f. Stuber 17-1 (2:40)
113 Ward p. Hisey 1:39

The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School wrestling team (8-0) demonstrated Thursday why they're not only the top team in Oklahoma, but are also ranked fifteenth in the nation. Hosting Putnam City West (2-6), Enid (2-7), and No. 18 U.S. Grant (4-4), the Sandites won 42 consecutive matches to outscore their opponents by a cumulative 245-0. Not only did they not give up a single team point, but they beat all three teams in a cumulative 59:51, whereas a single dual with no pins or technical falls would last 1:24:00.

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Michael Ritchey (21-8 season, 50-32 career) got off to a fast start, taking a 12-2 lead after the first period and ultimately defeated Hunter McGee by 19-3 technical fall in only 3:08.

Blake Sargent (22-7, 74-21)  was next on the mat and he pinned his opponent in 1:03 starting off yet another team pin streak. Daton Fix (28-0, 146-0) pinned Cameron Arrington in 0:35, Jack Karstetter (14-1, 87-16) pinned Tyler Reese in 1:10. Beau Bratcher (24-6, 115-29) pinned Chase Masterson in 0:23.

Payton Scott (23-1, 44-9) had a tough opponent in Austin Loza, but took a 7-1 lead before pinning him in 2:33. Noah Almy (14-12) took down Logan Griffin in 0:27 and Zane Basma (12-2, 74-27) pinned Gavin Morse in 1:41 after leading 12-4.

Hayden Cramer (4-3) topped Seth Miner in 1:58, Gage Fain (18-9, 31-31) pinned his opponent in 0:48 and Delvin Jordan (26-2, 57-14) finished his foe in 0:44.

Kris Edwards (3-0) had one of the toughest opponents of the night and won the only close decision of the evening. They stalemated through the first period and Edwards took a 1-0 lead after a second period escape then added a takedown soon after. With only two seconds left the Plainsman reversed, but Edwards got the 3-2 victory.

Riley Weir (23-6, 44-18) breezed through his opponent and led 12-1 after the first, then added another takedown and nearfall points for a 17-1 tech fall in only 2:40. Tanner Ward (19-8, 95-20) ended the evening with a pin in 1:39. 

The Sandites are now officially heading back to Dual State this February at Firelake Arena in Shawnee. Last season the Sandites finished as runners-up, falling 41-18 to Choctaw. Before they get a chance to avenge that loss, they'll first have to get past some seriously tough competition this weekend at the Owasso Ram Duals. 

Owasso Ram Duals competitors:

Bartlesville (2-6)
Bentonville, Arkansas
4A No. 12 Cascia Hall (1-7)
No. 12 Claremore (6-2)
3A No. 4 Comanche (10-0)
5A No. 10 Deer Creek (6-6)
Enid (2-7)
Guthrie (4-3)
Har-Ber, Arkansas (24-4) 
Lebanon, Missouri (17-2)
No. 1 Manhattan, Kansas
Midwest City (2-4)
No. 9 Mustang (4-3)
Owasso (4-7)
3A No. 1 Perry (8-1)
No. 3 Pittsburg, Kansas
Salina (8-8)
Springdale, Arkansas
No. 6 Union (2-2)
3A No. 5 Vian (13-2)

Sand Springs JV takes ninth place at Catoosa Port City Classic

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School junior varsity wrestling team competed at the Catoosa Port City Classic this weekend and took ninth place. The Sandites competed against mostly varsity competitors, including several ranked teams.

Team Scores

  1. 3A No. 5 Vinita (222.0)
  2. 3A No. 2 Heritage Hall (190.0)
  3. 4A No. 12 Blanchard (161.0)
  4. 5A No. 13 Tahlequah (141.0)
  5. Newcastle (132.5)
  6. 3A No. 12 Jay (125.0)
  7. Broken Arrow JV (118.5)
  8. 4A No. 6 Catoosa (115.0)
  9. Sand Springs JV (91.5)
  10. Inola (91.0)
  11. 5A No. 15 Thomas Edison (89.0)
  12. Mannford (86.5)
  13. Bishop Kelley (78.5)
  14. Salina (69.5)
  15. Tahlequah Sequoyah (59.9)
  16. Webster (55.0)
  17. McLain (51.0)
  18. Owasso (32.0)
  19. Okmulgee (31.5)
  20. Metro Christian (30.0)
  21. NOAH (2.0)

Tournament Champions

106 - Braeden Williams (Blanchard)
113 - Zach Williams (Blanchard)
120 - Aston Whitaker (Salina)
126 - Vincent Eremita (Catoosa)
132 - Jessie Hodge (Jay)
138 - Kaden Gfeller (Heritage Hall)
145 - Rodrick Mosley (Heritage Hall)
152 - Carson West (Heritage Hall) 
160 - Colton Denney (Heritage Hall)
170 - Jared Gilbertson (Newcastle)
182 - Alex Kauffman (Vinita)
195 - Dustin Hicks (Tahlequah) 
220 - Matthew Smith (Bishop Kelley)
285 - Hollis Tuggle (McLain)

Seth Jones (9-5) took fifth place at 113 pounds. He defeated Jaylon Otero (Catoosa) 10-5, pinned Lewis Moulton (Jay) in 1:15 and Keeton Ornder (Vinita) in 4:56, then teched William Lemons (Newcastle) 18-3 in 4:00. In the semifinals he was defeated 6-5 by Val Park (Heritage Hall), then he lost a 5-4 rematch with Otero in the consolation bracket.

Colten Roberts (13-6) took fifth place at 120 pounds. He was pinned in 1:20 by Aston Whitaker (Salina), but rebounded with three-straight wins in the consolation bracket. He pinned Trevor Mora (Inola) in 1:44, Kai Faulkner (Catoosa) in 0:49, and teammate Jacob Rampy in 1:43 before falling to Taywone McNack (McLain) in 0:57. From there he pinned Sammy Cooper (Heritage Hall) in 4:16, then won a 6-2 decision over Reuben Arredondo (Catoosa). 

Scott Patton (8-5) took fifth place at 126 pounds. He lost his opening match 4-2 to Gage Edwards (Vinita) in sudden victory overtime, but pinned his next two opponents. He took down Cameron Mclure (Blanchard) in 0:21 and Rodney Beasley (Jay) in 0:30 before falling 11-3 to Vincent Eremita (Catoosa). From there he pinned Cameron Colpitt (Okmulgee) in 4:36 and won a 2-0 decision over Troy Hardbarger (Tahlequah Sequoyah). 

Gavin Garcia (10-7) took fifth place at 145 pounds. He defeated Caleb Buzzard (Jay) 5-1, Corbin Candy (Tahlequah) 4-2, Brad TeeHee (Catoosa) 15-2, and pinned Michael Halsey (Owasso) in 0:46 before falling 5-3 to Tye Rozell (Broken Arrow) in sudden victory overtime. In the consolations he defeated Hunter Sneed (Newcastle) 9-4 and Corbin Candy (Tahlequah) 3-1.

Hunter Carter (7-8) took sixth place at 106 pounds. He pinned Stacey Gladney (Broken Arrow) in 5:36 and defeated Eric Hussaini (Thomas Edison) 6-5, but was defeated 10-4 by Julien Brownfield (Tahlequah), 10-3 by Braeden Williams (Blanchard), 6-4 by Dylan Brown (Vinita), and 8-4 by Eric Hussaini.

David Cooper (11-3) took sixth place at 138 pounds. He defeated Eric Moody (Broken Arrow) 8-3, pinned Collin Elias (Bishop Kelley) in 3:57, edged out Wyatt Berry (Blanchard) 5-4, and won a 15-7 major decision over Brayden King (Jay). In the quarterfinals he was pinned in 1:16 by Hunter Palacios (Newcastle), but he rebounded with a 14-7 decision over Doug Whitehorn (Tahlequah).

Kris Edwards (5-5) took sixth place at 220 pounds. He pinned Nick Wilson (Catoosa) in 0:25 and received an injury default from Isac Higginbottom (Newcastle), but fell 5-4 to Ryan Bracken (Blanchard) and 4-2 to Leland McKinney (Thomas Edison).

Gabe Wakefield (2-7) took tenth place at 170 pounds. He fell 10-1 to Conner Keith (Heritage Hall) and was pinned in 1:05 by Brian Resch (Tahlequah), but pinned Jarred Hare (Tahlequah) in 2:39 before falling 19-4 to Johnathan Hayes (Vinita). 

Jacob Rampy (3-7) competed at 120 pounds but didn't place. He pinned Jackson Glenn (Bishop Kelley) in 1:49 and Tristan Melder (Okmulgee) in 0:46, but fell in 0:48 to Dylan White (Vinita) and in 1:43 to teammate Colten Roberts. 

Hyatt Cartwright (2-5) competed at 138 pounds but didn't place. He won a 12-10 decision over Brayden King (Jay), but was pinned in 3:27 by Andrew DeArmand (Catoosa) and lost a close 4-3 decision to Pablo Nava (Tahlequah).

Mike Brown (5-6) competed at 182 pounds but didn't place. He pinned Jose Gonzales (Catoosa) in 2:43, but fell in 0:45 to Sam Moss (Bishop Kelley), 2:41 to Caleb Aguilla (Inola), and 1:12 to Kaleb Crilly (Newcastle). 

Hayden Cramer (3-4) competed at 182 pounds but didn't place. He pinned Joey Binham (Thomas Edison) in 2:43, but fell in 1:08 to Jerome Townsell (Thomas Edison) and in 1:00 to Bobby Goins (Salina). 

Hunter Willis (6-6) competed at 195 pounds but didn't place. He pinned Cameron Johnson (Broken Arrow) in 0:49, but fell in 3:36 to Tyler Barnett (Tahlequah Sequoyah) and in 0:32 to Jordan Gilmore (Vinita). He also came out on the bottom end of a 13-12 shootout with Sage Locust (Tahlequah Sequoyah).

Oklahoma Wrestling: Week Nine High School 6A Individual Rankings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

106

  1. Garrett Steidley (Edmond Memorial Freshman)
  2. Riley Weir (Sand Springs Sophomore) Previously #3
  3. Gabe Johnson (Choctaw Freshman) Previously #4
  4. Braden Fowler (Yukon Senior) Previously #5
  5. Johnathan Warford (Sapulpa Junior) Previously #6
  6. Jackson Cockrell (Broken Arrow Freshman) Previously #7
  7. Nate Becker (Edmond North Freshman) Previously #8
  8. Austin Hall (Southmoore Senior) Previously #9
  9. Corwin Strachan (Bartlesville Sophomore) Previously #10
  10. Jacob Zimmer (North North Freshman) Previously unranked

Not much changed in 106, other than #2 TJ Long moving up to 113 for the Sapulpa Invitational. Riley Weir scored a 16-1 technical fall over Jackson Cockrell in a dual and took first at Sapulpa. Jackson Cockrell took third at Sapulpa and Johnathan Warford placed sixth. 

113

  1. Colt Newton (Choctaw Sophomore)
  2. TJ Long (Union Sophomore) Previously #2 in 106
  3. Tanner Ward (Sand Springs Senior)
  4. Andrew Police (Broken Arrow Freshman)
  5. Brandon Blose (Sapulpa Senior) 
  6. Brayden Strachan (Bartlesville Sophomore) 
  7. Will Pham (Deer Creek Freshman) 
  8. Joe Lupton (Mustang Junior)
  9. Noah Hanscom (Yukon)
  10. Dominic Derr (Westmoore)

TJ Long moved up from 106 for a third place finish at Sapulpa and scored a pair of wins over Andrew Police. Tanner Ward took second at Sapulpa, but fell 11-10 to TJ Long in a dual. Police placed fourth at Sapulpa with a pin over Brandon Blose, who took sixth. #2 Caron Watson moved up to 120.

120

  1. Paxton Rosen (Edmond North Senior) 
  2. Canon Randall (Westmoore Senior)
  3. Tyler Lawley (Broken Arrow Senior)
  4. Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs Senior)
  5. Caron Watson (Union Junior) Previously #2 in 113
  6. Cameron Picklo (Mustang Sophomore) Previously #5
  7. Andy Schlaepfer (Choctaw Junior) Previously #6
  8. Blake Gonzalez (Broken Arrow) Previously #7
  9. Trent Higginbotham (Edmond North Junior) Previously #8
  10. Laif Jones (Bartlesville Sophomore) Previously #9

Michael Ritchey took second at Sapulpa with a 10-1 major decision over Caron Watson, who moved up from 113. He also topped Watson 5-0 in a dual and Blake Gonzalez 1-0 in a dual. Gonzalez took third at Sapulpa and defeated #10 Jacob Swenson 4-1. Swenson pinned Gonzalez earlier in the tournament before falling to him in the placement round and took fourth place, but was bumped out of the rankings by the addition of Caron Watson.

126

  1. Drew Wilson (Midwest City Senior) 
  2. Connor Holman (Choctaw Junior)
  3. Tanner Cole (Deer Creek Senior)
  4. Spencer Schickram (Ponca City Sophomore)
  5. Blake Sargent (Sand Springs Junior)
  6. Brandon Bright (Edmond North Senior)
  7. Wyatt Johnson (Owasso Senior)
  8. Alaisa Rubio (US Grant)
  9. Logan Herrell (Enid Sophomore) Previously #10
  10. DaQuan Carbajal (Moore Junior) Previously unranked

Not much changed at 126. Spencer Schickram took second at Sapulpa and defeated Blake Sargent 11-8. Sargent placed third. #9 Michael Harjo cut to 120 for Sapulpa and DaQuan Carbajal moved up into the rankings by virtue of a fifth place finish at Blanchard earlier this season.

132

  1. Daton Fix (Sand Springs Senior)
  2. Easton Hudson (Bixby Senior) Previously #8
  3. Dylan Schickram (Ponca City Junior) Previously #2
  4. Drake Vannoy (Edmond North Freshman) Previously #3
  5. Sam Avant (Norman North Senior) Previously #4
  6. TaJuan Daniels (Broken Arrow Senior) Previously #5
  7. Jacob Blumenthal (Westmoore Senior) Previously #6
  8. Baylor Smith (Owasso Junior) Previously #7
  9. Trey Edwards (Mustang)
  10. Broc Bailey (Yukon Junior)

Daton Fix won the Sapulpa Invitational for the fourth straight year with two ranked wins. He teched TaJuan Daniels 22-7 in 5:14 and pinend Dylan Schickram in 2:32. Daniels placed second, Easton Hudson took third and Schickram placed fourth. Schickram pinned Hudson in 3:06 early in the tournament, but Hudson pinned Schickram in 1:40 in the placement match. 

138

  1. Jaxen Gilmore (Yukon Junior)
  2. Kruz Simons (Edmond North Sophomore)
  3. Jack Karstetter (Sand Springs Senior)
  4. Tyler Dieringer (Stillwater Senior)
  5. Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial Senior)
  6. Josh Suter (Norman Senior) 
  7. Bryce Mattioda (Broken Arrow Freshman)
  8. Cody Mathis (Sand Springs Junior)
  9. Dawson Hunt (Ponca City Senior)
  10. Austin Daniels (Jenks)

138 was safe from upsets this week. Jack Karstetter had a good week, winning his third Sapulpa Invitational Championship with a 14-5 major decision over Bryce Mattioda and also defeated TaJuan Daniels 5-2 in a dual. Tyler Dieringer pinned Dawson Hunt in 5:39 in a dual. Mattioda took third at Sapulpa with a 5-0 victory over Hunt and Hunt settled for fourth place.

145

  1. Kendon Lee (Stillwater Senior) 
  2. Beau Bratcher (Sand Springs Senior)
  3. Ryan Swanson (Westmoore Junior)
  4. Brandon Conrad (Owasso Senior) 
  5. Baywiin Hollingshead (Yukon)
  6. Blake Muse (Choctaw Sophomore) 
  7. Noah Austin (Edmond North Senior)
  8. Shamar Duncan (Putnam City Senior) 
  9. Connor Simpson (Edmond Memorial Junior) Previously unranked
  10. Cameron Traylor (Union Junior) Previously unranked

Beau Bratcher came in second at Sapulpa and pinned Cameron Traylor and Bryce Mattioda in duals. #9 Jermain Harring and #10 Brady Mattioda both moved up to 152 for Sapulpa. Cameron Traylor took the #10 spot for a fourth place finish at Sapulpa, and Connor Simpson emerged at #9 by virtue of an 8-1 decision over Traylor at Perry.

152

  1. Payton Scott (Sand Springs Junior) 
  2. Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial Freshman)
  3. Robert "RJ" Walker (Midwest City Senior) 
  4. Connor Wilcoxen (Stillwater Senior)
  5. Jeff Speer (Choctaw Junior)
  6. Zach Johnson (Westmoore Sophomore)
  7. Ezequiel "Zeke" Rubio (Ponca City Senior) 
  8. Jermain Harring (Union) Previously #9 in 145
  9. Brady Mattioda (Broken Arrow Junior) Previously #10 in 145
  10. Jacob Swafford (Edmond North) Previously #8

Payton Scott sat out the Sapulpa Invitational. Zeke Rubio took third at Sapulpa, pinning Brady Mattioda in 5:18. Jermain Harring and Mattioda moved up from 145 but neither placed at Sapulpa. 

160

  1. Jaryn Curry (Choctaw Junior)
  2. Chase Vincent (Yukon Senior)
  3. Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow Junior) 
  4. Joseph Messer (Norman North Senior)
  5. Cooper Meadows (Mustang Senior)
  6. Nano Martinez (Edmond Santa Fe)
  7. Nolan Miller (Owasso Junior) 
  8. Noah Almy (Sand Springs Sophomore)
  9. Grayson White (Ponca City Junior)
  10. Warren Stanley (Jenks Sophomore) Previously unranked

Caleb Wise took first place at Sapulpa and majored Noah Almy 13-5. Almy took fourth place and defeated Grayson White 9-4. #10 Trey Odam moved up to 195 for Sapulpa and Warren Stanley filled the spot by virtue of a fourth place finish at Jenks earlier this season.

170

  1. Christian Bahl (Stillwater Senior) 
  2. Zane Basma (Sand Springs Senior)
  3. Zane Coleman (Choctaw Sophomore) 
  4. Jace Brownlee (Stilwlater Senior)
  5. Payden Brown (Putnam City Senior)
  6. Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial Junior)
  7. Gage McBride (Mustang Senior)
  8. Joe Speno (Edmond Santa Fe Senior)
  9. Kaleb Mertz (Owasso Junior)
  10. Lane Newlin (Ponca City)

Zane Basma won a 4-2 decision over Caleb Wise in a dual last week and took second at Sapulpa with a pin of Lane Newlin in 1:34. Newlin placed third. Jace Brownlee is still out from a football injury, but could still come back before the season is over.

182

  1. Gavin Potter (Broken Arrow)
  2. Easton Rendleman (Choctaw Junior)
  3. Shane Flandermeyer (Westmoore Junior)
  4. Justin "JD" Johnson (Owasso Junior) 
  5. Dakota Carnes (Sapulpa Senior)
  6. Noah Hooks (Edmond North Junior)
  7. Declan O'Brien (Deer Creek)
  8. Jaylen Childs (Putnam North)
  9. Joe Curtis (Bixby Sophomore)
  10. Darius "DJ" Boone (Union) Previously unranked

Gavin Potter took first place at Sapulpa with a close 1-0 decision over Dakota Carnes, who took second. DJ Boone placed fifth at Sapulpa with 7-3 upset of #10 Max Guyer, who placed sixth. 

195

  1. Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow Sophomore)
  2. Blake Minnick (Edmond North Sophomore)
  3. Jesse Wetherington (Norman North)
  4. Rafe Johnson (Deer Creek Freshman)
  5. Gary Dockery (Choctaw Junior)
  6. Fisher Jones (Putnam City) Previously #7
  7. Arin Copas (Mustang Senior) Previously #8
  8. Colin Foster (Yukon) Previously #9
  9. Riley Corona (Westmoore Senior) Previously #10
  10. Luke Bratcher (Sand Springs Sophomore) Previously unranked

Zach Marcheselli took first place at Sapulpa. Jakob Ogden pinned #6 Bradyn Pressnall in 3:50 in a dual to knock the Wildcat out of the rankings, opening the door for Luke Bratcher to take the bottom slot. Bratcher defeated Ogden 8-2 in a dual and also has wins against Lane Newlin and DJ Boone.

220

  1. Delvin Jordan (Sand Springs Senior)
  2. Mason Lancaster (Putnam City Junior)
  3. Jon Martinez (Westmoore Senior)
  4. Cody Adams (Bixby Junior)
  5. Austin Fry (Ponca City Senior)
  6. Caulin Poole (Choctaw Junior) 
  7. Keland Bearpaw (Sapulpa Junior) 
  8. Yousef Aliya (Union Senior)
  9. Julian Flores (Broken Arrow Junior)
  10. Gage Fain (Sand Springs Junior) Previously #10 in 285

Delvin Jordan took first place at Sapulpa, pinning Cody Adams in 2:22, and defeating Austin Fry 5-1. Gage Fain cut from 285. Adams took second with a 5-0 decision over Keland Bearpaw and a pin of Gage Fain in 4:48. Fry took third, defeating Fain 4-3 and Bearpaw 1-0. Bearpaw placed fourth and Fain placed fifth.

285

  1. Brey Walker (Southmoore Junior)
  2. Gage Johnson (Norman North Senior)
  3. Trenton Lieurance (Broken Arrow Senior)
  4. Zach Austin (Choctaw Senior) 
  5. Elwood Tomlin (Union Senior)
  6. Ryan Tilbury (Midwest City Senior)
  7. Malik McGee (US Grant) 
  8. Trey Cossey (Mustang Senior)
  9. Zane Bailey (Edmond North)
  10. Brett Bridges (Ponca City) Previously unranked

Trenton Lieurance took first at Sapulpa, pinning Elwood Tomlin in 2:43, and scoring a 6-0 decision over Brett Bridges. Tomlin took second and Bridges placed third. #10 Gage Fain cut to 220.


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Oklahoma Wrestling: Week Eight High School 6A Individual Rankings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

106

  1. Garrett Steidley (Edmond Memorial Freshman)
  2. TJ Long (Union Sophomore) Previously #3 in 113
  3. Riley Weir (Sand Springs Sophomore) Previously #2
  4. Gabe Johnson (Choctaw Freshman) Previously #3
  5. Braden Fowler (Yukon Senior) Previously #4
  6. Johnathan Warford (Sapulpa Junior) Previously #5 in 113
  7. Jackson Cockrell (Broken Arrow Freshman) Previously #5 
  8. Nate Becker (Edmond North Freshman) Previously #6
  9. Austin Hall (Southmoore Senior) Previously #7
  10. Corwin Strachan (Bartlesville Sophomore) Previously #8

Union Sophomore TJ Long has been steadily building his resume all season, taking first place at the Union Takedown Tournament and fourth at Perry, but made national attention this past weekend with an upset of nationally ranked No. 9 Nico Incontrera of Blair Academy to win the Geary Invitational. Johnathan Warford also made the cut from 113 to win the Larry Wilkey Invitational and defeated Corwin Strachan 6-4 in sudden victory. Jacob Zimmer dropped out of the rankings due to the addition of Long and Warford, while Austin Hisey moved up to 113.

113

  1. Colt Newton (Choctaw Sophomore)
  2. Caron Watson (Union Junior) Previously #9 in 120
  3. Tanner Ward (Sand Springs Senior) Previously #2
  4. Andrew Police (Broken Arrow Freshman)
  5. Brandon Blose (Sapulpa Senior) Previously #7 in 120
  6. Brayden Strachan (Bartlesville Sophomore)
  7. Will Pham (Deer Creek Freshman) 
  8. Joe Lupton (Mustang Junior) 
  9. Noah Hanscom (Yukon) 
  10. Dominic Derr (Westmoore)

Colt Newton came in second at Geary, pinning Caron Watson in 3:32. Watson, who cut from 120, scored a 12-8 upset over Tanner Ward and took sixth place. Brandon Blose won the Larry Wilkey Invitational and defeated Brayden Strachan 3-0. Strachan came in second and pinned Austin Hisey in 5:18. Hisey's fourth place finish wasn't quite impressive enough to jump over anyone in the rankings.

120

  1. Paxton Rosen (Edmond North Senior) 
  2. Canon Randall (Westmoore Senior)
  3. Tyler Lawley (Broken Arrow Senior)
  4. Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs Senior)
  5. Cameron Picklo (Mustang Sophomore) Previously #8
  6. Andy Schlaepfer (Choctaw Junior) Previously unranked
  7. Blake Gonzalez (Broken Arrow) Previously #9 in 126
  8. Trent Higginbotham (Edmond North Junior) Previously #10
  9. Laif Jones (Bartlesville Sophomore) Previously unranked
  10. Jacob Swenson (Ponca City Junior) Previously #8 in 126

Michael Ritchey came in third at Geary with a 7-0 defeat of Andy Schlaepfer. Blake Gonzalez and Schlaepfer split wins at Geary with Schlaepfer taking fourth and Gonzalez placing fifth. Schlaepfer also beat Gonzalez 4-2 in a dual last week. Laif Jones has been hovering just outside the rankings for weeks now, taking third at the Union Takedown Tournament, first at the Brad Constantine Open, and sixth at the Mid America Nationals. He finally broke through with a first place finish at the Larry Wilkey Invitational, defeating Chase Slatton 5-1 and Jacob Swenson 6-4. Jones and Swenson actually split wins, but Swenson came in second. Despite being a State Qualifier, Slatton just slipped out of the rankings after losses to both Jones and Swenson this season and a third place finish. 

126

  1. Drew Wilson (Midwest City Senior)
  2. Connor Holman (Choctaw Junior) 
  3. Tanner Cole (Deer Creek Senior) 
  4. Spencer Schickram (Ponca City Sophomore) Previously #5 in 120
  5. Blake Sargent (Sand Springs Junior) Previously #4
  6. Brandon Bright (Edmond North Senior) Previously #5
  7. Wyatt Johnson (Owasso Senior) Previosuly #6
  8. Alaisa Rubio (US Grant) Previously #10
  9. Michael Harjo (Sapulpa Sophomore) Previously unranked
  10. Logan Herrell (Enid Sophomore) Previously unranked

Drew Wilson came in fourth at Geary, defeating Connor Holman 2-1. Holman took fifth after defeating Blake Sargent 7-5. Spencer Schickram moved up from 120 to win the Jenks tournament and defeated Wyatt Johnson 4-2. Schickram leapfrogs over Sargent by virtue of a 10-7 dual win a few weeks ago. Johnson took third at Jenks, Michael Harjo took fifth, and Logan Herrell placed sixth after getting pinned by Harjo. 

132

  1. Daton Fix (Sand Springs Senior)
  2. Dylan Schickram (Ponca City Junior)
  3. Drake Vannoy (Edmond North Freshman)
  4. Sam Avant (Norman North Senior) Previously #8 in 138
  5. TaJuan Daniels (Broken Arrow Senior) Previously #4
  6. Jacob Blumenthal (Westmoore Senior)
  7. Baylor Smith (Owasso Junior) Previously #9 in 138
  8. Easton Hudson (Bixby Senior) Previously #7 in 126
  9. Trey Edwards (Mustang) Previously #7
  10. Broc Bailey (Yukon Junior) Previously #9

Daton Fix won his second Geary Invitational with a decision over a nationally ranked opponent. Dylan Schickram won the Jenks tournament after pinning both Baylor Smith and Easton Hudson. Sam Avant cut from 138 and took third at Geary, pinning TaJuan Daniels in 5:13, who took fourth. Smith came in third at Jenks and Hudson placed sixth. Ashad Rufia dropped out of the rankings due to the newcomers.

138

  1. Jaxen Gilmore (Yukon Junior) 
  2. Kruz Simons (Edmond North Sophomore) 
  3. Jack Karstetter (Sand Springs Senior)
  4. Tyler Dieringer (Stillwater Senior) Previously #5
  5. Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial Senior) Previously #6
  6. Josh Suter (Norman Senior) Previously #7
  7. Bryce Mattioda (Broken Arrow Freshman) Previously #8
  8. Cody Mathis (Sand Springs Junior) Previously #10 in 152
  9. Dawson Hunt (Ponca City Senior) Previously #8
  10. Austin Daniels (Jenks) Previously unranked

Cody Mathis has been filling in for Jack Karstetter, who is recovering from a minor injury, and has been knocking off solid wrestlers left and right. He dropped from 152 to take sixth at Geary, and leaped over Dawson Hunt in the rankings thanks to an 11-9 dual victory. Hunt won the Jenks tournament and defeated Austin Daniels 6-1 and Chasen Umholtz 7-2. Umholtz dropped out of the rankings after failing to place at Jenks, where he was upset by Hunt and unranked Jesse Gomez.

145

  1. Kendon Lee (Stillwater Senior)
  2. Beau Bratcher (Sand Springs Senior)
  3. Ryan Swanson (Westmoore Junior) Previously #4
  4. Brandon Conrad (Owasso Senior) Previously #5
  5. Baywiin Hollingshead (Yukon) Previously #6
  6. Blake Muse (Choctaw Sophomore) Previously #7
  7. Noah Austin (Edmond North Senior) Previously #8
  8. Shamar Duncan (Putnam City Senior) Previously #9
  9. Jermain Harring (Union) Previously #9 in 152
  10. Brady Mattioda (Broken Arrow Junior)

Kendon Lee defeated Bratcher 4-2 in a dual. Bratcher came in third at Geary with three ranked wins. He pinned Brady Mattioda in 4:39, majored Blake Muse 10-0, and pinned Jermain Harring in 2:38. Harring cut from 152 and came in fourth at Geary with a 7-3 victory over Mattioda. Brandon Conrad won the Jenks tournament. 

152

  1. Payton Scott (Sand Springs Junior)
  2. Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial Freshman)
  3. Robert "RJ" Walker (Midwest City Senior)
  4. Connor Wilcoxen (Stillwater Senior)
  5. Jeff Speer (Choctaw Junior)
  6. Zach Johnson (Westmoore Sophomore)
  7. Ezequiel "Zeke" Rubio (Ponca City Senior)
  8. Jacob Swafford (Edmond North)
  9. Trey Painter (Westmoore Senior) Previously #6 in 160
  10. Hunter Skaggs (Sapulpa) Previously unranked

Payton Scott won the Geary Championship and pinned Zeke Rubio for the second time this season in a dual. RJ Walker came in fourth at Geary. Rubio won the Jenks tournament. Trey Painter cut from 160 for Geary but failed to place. Hunter Skaggs came in fifth at Jenks.

160

  1. Jaryn Curry (Choctaw Junior)
  2. Chase Vincent (Yukon Senior) Previously #3
  3. Caleb Wise (Broken Arrow Junior) Previously #4
  4. Joseph Messer (Norman North Senior) Previously #2
  5. Cooper Meadows (Mustang Senior) Previously #6
  6. Nano Martinez (Edmond Santa Fe) Previously #7
  7. Nolan Miller (Owasso Junior) Previously unranked
  8. Noah Almy (Sand Springs Sophomore) Previously unranked
  9. Grayson White (Ponca City Junior) Previously unranked) 
  10. Trey Odam (Union Junior) Previously #10 in 170

Jaryn Curry won the Geary Championship with a 3-2 overtime victory over Caleb Wise and also teched Joseph Messer 25-10 in a dual. Wise came in second at Geary after defeating Messer 4-3, and Messer took third. Nolan Miller popped into the rankings after defeating Grayson White 6-2 and coming in second at Jenks. Noah Almy didn't place at Geary, but he defeated State Qualifier Connor Wilcoxen 3-2 and Grayson White 4-3 in duals. White came in third at Jenks and pinned Austin Manley in 4:41. Manley dropped out of the rankings after taking fifth at Jenks. Trey Odam cut from 170 for his tournament but failed to place. 

170

  1. Christian Bahl (Stillwater Senior)
  2. Zane Basma (Sand Springs Senior)
  3. Zane Coleman (Choctaw Sophomore) 
  4. Jace Brownlee (Stillwater Senior) 
  5. Payden Brown (Putnam City Senior)
  6. Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial Junior) 
  7. Gage McBride (Mustang Senior) 
  8. Joe Speno (Edmond Santa Fe Senior) 
  9. Kaleb Mertz (Owasso Junior) 
  10. Lane Newlin (Ponca City) Previously #10 in 160

Lane Newlin moved up from 160 for Jenks and took second place.

182

  1. Gavin Potter (Broken Arrow) Previously #9
  2. Easton Rendleman (Choctaw Junior) Previously #1
  3. Shane Flandermeyer (Westmoore Junior) Previously #2
  4. Justin "JD" Johnson (Owasso Junior) Previously #3
  5. Dakota Carnes (Sapulpa Senior) Previously #3 in 195
  6. Noah Hooks (Edmond North Junior) Previously #4
  7. Declan O'Brien (Deer Creek) Previously #5
  8. Jaylen Childs (Putnam North) Previously #6
  9. Joe Curtis (Bixby Sophomore) Previously #7
  10. Max Guyer (Bixby) Previously unranked

Gavin Potter surged to the top of the rankings with a 1-0 victory over Easton Rendleman for the Geary Championship. He also pinned Gary Dockery in 2:11 in a dual. Shane Flandermeyer came in third at Geary. JD Johnson won the Jenks Invitational, defeated Dakota Carnes 2-1 in overtime, and also pinned Carnes and Abram Arechiga. Carnes cut from 195 and took second. Max Guyer pinned Arechiga in 5:41 for fifth at Jenks to knock Arechiga out of the rankings.

195

  1. Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow Sophomore)
  2. Blake Minnick (Edmond North Sophomore) Previously #4
  3. Jesse Wetherington (Norman North) Previously #5
  4. Rafe Johnson (Deer Creek Freshman) Previously #9
  5. Gary Dockery (Choctaw Junior) Previously #10
  6. Bradyn Pressnall (Ponca City Senior) Previously #8
  7. Fisher Jones (Putnam City) Previously unranked
  8. Arin Copas (Mustang Senior) Previously #6
  9. Colin Foster (Yukon) Previously #7
  10. Riley Corona (Westmoore Senior) Previously unranked

Zach Marcheselli won the Geary Championship. Jesse Wetherington and Gary Dockery split wins at Geary, but Wetherington got the last word in for fifth while Dockery took sixth. Bradyn Pressnall came in third at Jenks. Fisher Jones made his ranked debut after pinning Arin Copas in a dual. Carnes cut to 182 for Jenks and Cody Adams moved up to 220. Riley Corona moved into the open spot by virtue of a second place finish at the Westmoore Open earlier this season.

220

  1. Delvin Jordan (Sand Springs Senior)
  2. Mason Lancaster (Putnam City Junior)
  3. Jon Martinez (Westmoore Senior)
  4. Cody Adams (Bixby Junior) Previously #2 in 195
  5. Austin Fry (Ponca City Senior) Previously #4
  6. Caulin Poole (Choctaw Junior) Previously #5
  7. Keland Bearpaw (Sapulpa Junior) Previously #6
  8. Yousef Aliyah (Union Senior) Previously #7
  9. Julian Flores (Broken Arrow Junior) Previously #8
  10. Beltazar Reyes (U.S. Grant) Previously #9

Delvin Jordan came in second at Geary, falling to a nationally ranked wrestler. Cody Adams moved up from 195 and won the Jenks Invitational with a 4-0 victory over Austin Fry. Fry came in fourth, beating Keland Bearpaw 3-1 in sudden victory. John Bolton was bumped out of the rankings by Adams's arrival. 

285

  1. Brey Walker (Southmoore Junior)
  2. Gage Johnson (Norman North Senior) Previously #3
  3. Trenton Lieurance (Broken Arrow Senior) Previously #2
  4. Zach Austin (Choctaw Senior) 
  5. Elwood Tomlin (Union Senior) 
  6. Ryan Tilbury (Midwest City Senior) 
  7. Malik McGee (U.S. Grant) 
  8. Trey Cossey (Mustang Senior)
  9. Zane Bailey (Edmond North)
  10. Gage Fain (Sand Springs Junior) 

Gage Johnson won the Geary Championship with a pair of ranked wins. He defeated Zach Austin 7-1 and Trenton Lieurance 5-1 in overtime. Lieurance defeated Austin 5-0, Eldwood Tomlin 1-0, and pinned Gage Fain in 0:42 to take second place. Austin came in third and pinned Tomlin in 2:17. Tomlin placed fourth and defeated Ryan Tilbury 3-2. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daton Fix and Payton Scott win Geary Invitational; Sandites place fourth

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Team Scores

173.00 Blair Academy (National No. 1)
131.50 Tuttle (National No. 11)
96.00 Broken Arrow (OK 6A No. 3)
86.00 Sand Springs (National No. 16)
77.00 Lawton MacArthur (OK 5A No. 1)
70.00 Choctaw (National No. 18)
57.00 Norman North (OK 6A No. 12)
55.00 Tulsa Union (OK 6A No. 8)
51.00 Altus (OK 5A No. 4)
41.00 Arkansas City, KS
41.00 Randall, TX
38.00 Rio Rancho, NM
37.50 Collinsville (OK 5A No. 3)
34.00 Geary (OK 3A No. 4)
23.00 Arlington Martin, TX
17.00 Midwest City
14.00 Westmoore (OK 6A No. 6)
11.00 Tascosa, TX
6.00 Duncan (OK 5A No. 7)
2.00 Del City (OK 5A No. 10)

Champions

106 TJ Long (Union)
113 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Blair)
120 Mike Madara (Blair)
126 Chris Cannon (Blair)
132 Daton Fix (Sand Springs)
138 Tanner Litterell (Tuttle)
145 Brik Filippo (Tuttle)
152 Payton Scott (Sand Springs)
160 Jaryn Curry (Choctaw)
170 Leo Tarantino (Blair)
182 Gavin Potter (Broken Arrow)
195 Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow)
220 Chase Singletary (Blair)
285 Gage Johnson (Norman North)

The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team (3-0) continued their nationally-recognized season with a fourth place finish at the oldest high school tournament in the country. The Sandites, who are ranked sixteenth in the nation by FloWrestling.com, traveled to the 72nd Annual Geary Invitational Tournament this weekend and fell by 87 points to the No. 1 team in the country, Blair Academy. 

Undefeated Oklahoma State University-signed senior Daton Fix took first place for the second-straight year and junior Payton Scott won his bracket for the first time. Six total Sandites placed in the tournament that featured all-star talent from across the country. Delvin Jordan took second place, Michael Ritchey and Beau Bratcher took third, and Cody Mathis took sixth.

The Geary Tournament uses a blind draw instead of seeding the brackets, and also features a second-place challenge match for consolation winners who didn't already wrestle the runner-up.

Nationally ranked No. 11 Tuttle came in second, while Oklahoma 6A No. 3 Broken Arrow upset both Sand Springs and Choctaw for third place. Blair Academy has held the No. 1 spot in the country since knocking off Wyoming Seminary nearly a year ago. The Buccaneers won national prep titles in both 2015 and 2016.

The Sandites' performance is made even more impressive by their incomplete roster. State Runner Up Jack Karstetter (5-1, 78-16) and State-placer Zane Basma (4-1, 66-26) sat out with injuries, and the Sandites didn't wrestle anybody at the 170 or 195 weight classes.

Daton Fix (19-0 season, 137-0 career) competed at 132 and scored a trio of dominating tech falls to earn his way to the finals. He defeated both Connor Manderfield (Arlington Martin) and State-qualifier David Hunter (Duncan) 23-7 each, then teched State-qualifier Sam Avant (Norman North) 20-4. In the championship round he had his closest win of the season, 7-3 over nationally ranked No. 6 Zach Sherman, a University of North Carolina commit.

Payton Scott (18-1, 39-9) competed at 152 and won his first two matches with close decisions over tough competitors. He topped USAW Preseason National Runner-Up Dustin Plott, a freshman from Tuttle, 8-6, then defeated two-time New Mexico State Champion Ryan Rochford of Rio Rancho. In the semifinals he pinned Tascosa freshman Sam Mora in 2:51, setting himself up for a finals bout with Willy Kaiser of Blair Academy. He prevailed 3-1 in overtime for his second tournament championship this season. 

Delvin Jordan (18-2, 49-14) competed at 220 and continued his pin streak with a 1:12 fall over Georgia State-qualifier Josue Arroyo (Altus). He met his match in the semifinals, however, in a 16-1 tech fall to nationally-ranked No. 1 Chase Singletary (Blair). In the consolation bracket he pinned Micah Walker (Union) in 0:45 and won a rematch with Arroyo 9-3. In his challenge match he scored a 15-8 decision over State-placer Dion Brown.

Michael Ritchey (14-7, 43-31) defeated Dylan Morris (Duncan) 5-0 in the first round of 120, but fell 6-3 to Mike Madara of Blair Academy. In the consolations he scored a 2-0 decision over Quinton Smith (MacArthur), then defeated Choctaw's Andy Schlaepfer 5-0 in the finals. He was pinned in the first period of his challenge match by two-time State Champion Rhett Golowenski (Tuttle).

Beau Bratcher (16-5, 107-28) competed at 145 and won two impressive matchups on day one. He scored a 10-0 major decision over Blake Muse (Choctaw), then pinned State-qualifier Brady Mattioda (Broken Arrow) in 4:39, setting himself up for his toughest opponent of the season. He put up an impressive effort, but eventually fell 6-1 to nationally-ranked State Champion No. 18 Brik Filippo of Tuttle. In the consolations he handily defeated Dillan Rowland (Lawton MacArthur) 7-0, then pinned Jermaine Harring (Union) in 2:38 in the finals. In his challenge match he gave up a close 6-2 decision to State Champion Nate Keim (Collinsville).

Cody Mathis (7-5, 25-19) competed at 138 and drew a tough competitor to start. He was pinned in 4:42 by nationally-ranked No. 7 Malcolm Robinson of Blair Academy, but worked his way up through the consolations. He defeated New Mexico State-placer Zak Vigil 3-1 and Cameron Traylor (Union) 8-5 before falling 5-2 to David Reyes (Arlington Martin) in the consolation semifinals. In the placement round he forfeited to Jack Hammond (Collinsville).

Riley Weir (14-6, 35-18) lost his first round match at 106, but the closeness of the loss was impressive. Blair Academy's Nick Incontrera is currently ranked ninth in the nation according to FloWrestling.com, but Weir hung close and only lost 4-1. The sophomore resoundingly won his next match with an 8-0 major decision over Luke Garcia (Arlington Martin), then scored a 16-1 tech fall over Alex Emmer (Rio Rancho), before falling 13-4 to Johnathon Ortegon (Randall). 

Tanner Ward (13-6, 89-18) won his first match at 113, pinning Alec Ramirez (Tascosa) in 1:24, but gave up a 12-8 decision to Union's Caron Watson in the quarterfinals. In the consolations he defeated Will Hicks (Duncan) 7-2, but was edged out 6-5 by Daniel Vargas (Rio Rancho).

Blake Sargent (14-6, 66-20) scored a 7-0 decision over Ryder Ramsey (Tuttle) in the first round at 126, then lost a close 7-5 match to two-time State Runner-Up Connor Holman of Choctaw. In the consolations he pinned Landon Holt (Geary) in 0:40, but lost a 3-2 decision to Texas State Champion Xavier Torres (Randall).

Noah Almy (8-9) competed at 160 pounds and was eliminated after the first day. He was pinned in 4:16 by State-placer Ryce Haymaker (Collinsville) and in 2:20 by State-placer Ross Shawnee (Geary). 

Hayden Cramer (1-3) competed at 182 and was eliminated after a pair of close losses to tough competition. He was defeated 4-1 by Jacob Base (Geary) and 5-3 by Brady Worthington (Blair Academy).

Gage Fain (12-6, 25-28) competed at 285 and was pinned in 0:42 by two-time State-placer Trenton Lieurance of Broken Arrow. In the consolations he scored an 8-3 decision over Baylor Walker (Tascosa), but was pinned in 1:49 by Michael Pope (Del City). 

Sand Springs wrestlers compete at Virginia Duals on Team Oklahoma; two attain All-American status

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Team Results

18th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws Elementary (6-4)
31st Place - Oklahoma Energy Elementary (5-5)
50th Place - Oklahoma Lightening Elementary (6-5)
(60 Teams Participating)

19th Place - Oklahoma Storm Middle School
38th Place - Oklahoma Tornadoes Middle School
47th Place - Oklahoma Thunder Middle School
(60 Teams Participating)

Several Sand Springs elementary and middle school wrestlers recently joined Team Oklahoma at the Virginia National Holiday Duals. Clayton Giddens and Carter Young both attained All-American status by going undefeated through the entire tournament.

Clayton Giddens (24-1) went undefeated at 64 pounds for the Oklahoma Outlaws elementary team and earned All-American status. Giddens outscored his ten opponents by a total 56-8 with one pin and one tech fall. He scored an 18-3 tech fall over Maryland State Champion Morgon Corwine, and was only one point shy from a tech fall when he defeated North Carolina State Champion Jax Forrest 14-0. He also topped USJOC Runner-Up Christian Fretwell 7-0. Giddens went into a tie-breaker round against Nevada State Champion Muhammad Badery and came out 1-0, then defeated USJOC Champion Shawn Ryncarz 2-1 in a sudden victory round. The Outlaws competed against Team Ohio Scarlet for fifth place in the Silver bracket but fell 44-30. Giddens defeated his final opponent, Jace Jett 1-0 for a perfect tournament record. 

Carter Young (20-2) went undefeated at 92 pounds for the Oklahoma Storm middle school team and earned All-American status. Young outscored his nine opponents 72-14 with two pins and one technical fall. He defeated Freakshow Runner-Up and Flo Reno Worlds Runner-Up Drew Lang (Utah) 5-0, and Southeast Regional Champion David Panone (Minions Black) 7-3. In the seventh place match the Storm defeated Terps Express 50-26 and Young overcame Ohio State Champion Richard Delsanter 4-1 to complete his undefeated streak. 

Christian Forbes (7-6) competed at 70 pounds for the Oklahoma Storm middle school team. He went 5-4 overall and it could have easily been 6-3 as one of his loses was an overtime tie-breaker. 

Rhett Peak (16-8) competed at 76 pounds for the Oklahoma Outlaws elementary team. He went 5-5 in the tournament overall with two major decisions and three decisions. He scored an 11-0 major decision over Maryland State Champion Alexander Rodrigues, a 7-3 decision over Southeast Regional Champion Lane Foard, and a 4-0 decision over USAW Preseason National Runner-Up Carson Thomas. Luke Burdette (14-7) also competed for the Outlaws and went 4-6 with three forfeits and one decision. He defeated Caleb Beaty 4-0. 

Grady Mittasch (29-7) competed at 68 pounds for the Oklahoma Energy elementary team. He went 5-5 in the tournament overall, recording three pins, and scored a 13-6 decision over Georgia State Champion Colin Dragon. Three of his loses were by three points or less and he was never pinned nor defeated by technical fall. In the final dual of the tournament the Oklahoma team competed against Team Morrison Fitness for seventh place in the Bronze bracket and prevailed 57-21. Mittasch went into sudden victory overtime against Southeast Regional Champion Tyson Sherlock, but fell 4-2. 

Josh Taylor (10-5) competed at 112 pounds for the Oklahoma Tornadoes middle school team and went 4-5. He pinned two opponents and two of his losses were by a single point. Sam Harris (9-14) competed at 119 for the Tornadoes and went 2-7. He scored a 4-0 decision over Reno Worlds Champion Ryan Rutherford (California Black) and pinned Gavin Gregory (Michigan Select Red) in 0:30. 

Dariuz Black (12-11) competed at 72 pounds for the Oklahoma Lightening elementary team. He went 2-9 overall, but four of his losses were by three points or less and two were by a single point. Both of his victories were by fall, including 1:15 over Virginia State Runner-Up Anthony Lucchiani.

Ethan White (4-13) competed at 112 pounds for the Oklahoma Thunder middle school team. He didn't win any matches, but two of his losses were by two points or less and he took on some of the toughest competitors in the country.

No. 2 Sandite Wrestling wins Perry Tournament with 3 champions, hammers Owasso 62-6

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team (1-0) is on a roll to start the season, and may slip past No. 1 Choctaw (1-0) in the rankings soon. The OSSAA has two separate rankings for High School wrestling, one for tournaments and one for duals. Sand Springs is ranked second in both, but took first place this weekend at the prestigious Perry Tournament of Champions by a 27-point margin over the defending State Champions. They also won their first dual of the season last Tuesday without losing a single match.

Oklahoma State University-signed senior Daton Fix (5-0), a three-time undefeated State Champion, was name the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament after becoming only the sixth wrestler in the tournament's history to win it all four years. Seniors Beau Bratcher (5-0) and Delvin Jordan (5-0) also picked up first-place wins. Bratcher was the State Runner-Up last season, while Jordan was a Regional Champion and defeated the previously undefeated State Champion Nic Roller, but was unable to compete at State. 

Seniors Michael Ritchey (4-1) and Zane Basma (4-1) both took second place. Sophomore Riley Weir (5-1), senior Tanner Ward (5-1), senior Jack Karstetter (5-1), junior Payton Scott (5-1), and junior Gage Fain (5-1) placed third. Junior Blake Sargent (5-2) took fourth place and sophomore Noah Almy (5-3) took sixth place.

Weir, a State qualifier, made his season debut with the No. 2 ranking at 106 pounds and pinned Union's Cooper Gibson in 2:17. He scored a close 7-6 decision over Choctaw's No. 5 Gabe Johnson, but was majored 9-1 by Lawton MacArthur's Wyatt Adams, a two-time 5A State Champion. In the consolation bracket Weir won a 10-8 decision over Perry's 3A State Runner-Up Alex Valencia, then edged out Johnson 1-0 in a rematch for third-place.

Freshman Seth Jones (2-2) made an impressive varsity debut while wrestling unattached at 106. He pinned Kingfisher's Eric Gallupe in 2:27, then defeated Alex Valencia 5-2 before falling 6-3 to Edmond Memorial's Garrett Steidley. In the consolations he was defeated 9-5 by Gabe Johnson and got a rematch against Valencia. This time the Perry wrestler prevailed 4-3 and Jones took sixth place.

Tanner Ward is a State Runner-Up at the 3A level, and made his Sandite debut after transferring from Berryhill. He pinned Ark City's Christian Robinson in 3:18 and Yukon's Noah Hanscom in 0:39 before being edged out 8-7 by Perry freshman Dylan Avery. In the consolation bracket he scored back-to-back 5-2 decisions over Catoosa 4A State-placer Fabian Huerta and Union's No. 3 ranked TJ Long. 

120 State-placer No. 3 ranked Michael Ritchey won his first four matches of the tournament before falling to 3A State Champion Cale Betchan of Perry. He won a close 2-1 decision over Kylon Burgert of Yukon and a 3-0 decision over Karson Bellmard of Ponca City, then majored Lawton MacArthur's Billy Gonzalez 10-0 before going down 4-1 to Betchan in the finals. 

126 State-placer No. 3 ranked Blake Sargent won his first match 10-4 over No. 4 Jacob Swenson of Ponca City, but fell 7-1 in the semi-finals to 132 No. 3 Drew Wilson of Midwest City. In the consolations he defeated 113 No. 4 Wyatt Johnson of Owasso 6-3, then majored Pryor's 5A State-placer Von Gray 12-4. In the semi-finals he won a 9-3 decision over Perry's 3A State Runner-Up Brycen Justus before falling 7-1 to Choctaw State Runner-Up Conner Holman.

No. 1 Daton Fix worked his way through the 132 bracket with relative ease, winning two matches by pin and two by fall. Ponca City's No. 5 Dawson Hunt was pinned in 2:35 and Muskogee's Kyri Beasley was teched 18-3. He then pinned Ponca City No. 9 Dylan Schickram in 2:32 and teched Ark City's Montez Robinson 27-11 in 4:04.

138 No. 1 State Runner-Up Jack Karstetter pinned Chanute freshman Dalton Misener in 1:43, then edged out No. 8 Baylor Smith 3-2 before falling 3-1 to Kansas State Runner-Up Jake Beeson of Ark City. Beeson went on to defeated 145 No. 1 Jaxen Gilmore of Yukon 8-7 in the finals. Karstetter headed to the consolations where he put away No. 4 State-qualifier Seth Graves of Edmond Memorial 6-0. In the finals he once more defeated Baylor Smith, this time 6-2 for third place.

145 No. 2 Beau Bratcher handily worked his way through some tough competition for first place. He defeated Choctaw's Blake Muse 3-0, then pinned Blackwell's Braden Kincaid in 1:02. In the semifinals he scored a 5-1 decision over No. 8 Brandon Conrad, then he edged out Claremore 5A State Qualifier Trace Reeder 2-1 for the title.

Junior Cody Mathis competed at 152 and won his first match 12-8 over Owasso's Wyatt Wilson before falling 7-5 to Ark City's Colton Watters in a sudden victory overtime round. In the consolations he pinned Blackwell's Kris Lanman in 1:31 and defeated No. 8 Nenebah Biggoose of Ponca City 12-9 before getting pinned in 1:34 by Edmond Memorial's Kyle Knowles.

152 No. 2 State-placer Payton Scott wrestled up to 160 and won his first two matches before falling 3-2 to Choctaw State Champion Jaryn Curry. He pinned Owasso's Nolan Miller in 1:32 and scored a 22-8 major decision over Kingfisher's Austin Neal. In the consolation bracket he pinned No. 8 State qualifier Ezequiel Rubio of Ponca City in 0:59, then edged out Lawton MacArthur 5A State Runner-Up Hunter Jump 6-5 for third place.

160 No. 10 Noah Almy wrestled unattached and won his first two matches before falling to Jaryn Curry. He scored a 20-9 major decision over Muskogee's Mason Seth, then edged out Blackwell's Quinton Bolts 5-2 before getting pinned in 1:11 by Curry. In the consolations he defeated Edmond Memorial's Ben Parkhurst 7-1 and Austin Neal 12-5 before getting pinned in 4:57 by Hunter Jump. In the fifth-place match he was pinned in 2:50 by Ezequiel Rubio.

170 No. 2 State-placer Zane Basma defeated Harrah's Trey Winstead 6-3, then pinned Edmond Memorial's No. 7 State-qualifier Sam Hensley in 4:49. He scored a huge victory in an 8-2 upset of No. 1 State Champion Zane Coleman, but was in turn upset 9-6 by Claremore State-qualifier Austin Short.

While the Sandites are stacked at the lower weights and have several JV wrestlers who would be varsity at many 6A schools, they are limited at the upper weights and didn't wrestle anybody at 182 or 195. 

At 220, No. 1 Delvin Jordan pinned all four of his opponents in only three minutes. He took down Blackwell's Todd Grey in only 18 seconds, Chanute's Qualin Powell in 26 seconds, Ponca City's No. 4 State-qualifier Austin Fry in 38 seconds, and Perry's State-qualifier Bailey Burdik in 1:42.

At Heavyweight, Gage Fain scored a 4-2 decision over Lawton MacArthur's Brandon Lawton, then defeated Ark City's State Champion Tyler Shannon 5-2, before being pinned in 1:06 by Choctaw's No. 4 State-placer Zach Austin. In the consolations he majored Ponca City's Brett Bridges 12-2, then defeated Shannon 1-0 in a rematch for third place. 

Overall the Sandites had thirteen placers, more than any other team. Both Choctaw and Sand Springs had three Champions, but the Yellowjackets had four finalists to the Sandites' five, and only ten total placers. The host team, 3A No. 1 Perry (2-0) came in third with two champions, four finalists, and nine total placers. 

The Sandites took on No. 15 Owasso (1-1) last week and only gave up six points on a forfeit at 195 pounds. Owasso forfeited the 106 and 113 weight classes and started with a 12-0 deficit before the wrestling even started. Michael Ritchey handily worked over Tristan Herrera with an 11-0 major decision at 120, and 126 Blake Sargent edged out 113 No. 4 Wyatt Johnson with a 3-2 decision to make it 19-0.

Fix picked up a pin in 3:20 over Jesse Gomez. 138 Jack Karstetter won a 12-6 decision over No. 8 Baylor Smith and 145 Beau Bratcher edged No. 8 Brandon Conrad with a 4-1 decision for a 31-0 advantage. 

Cody Mathis scored a 16-5 major decision over Wyatt Wilson at 152, and Payton Scott stepped up to 160 and pinned Nolan Miller in 1:07. Noah Almy moved up to 170 and won a close 9-8 decision over Jared McLaughlin and Zane Basma moved up to 182 for a 3:44 pin of 170 No. 8 Kaleb Mertz.

Owasso finally got on the board with a forfeit at 195, then forfeited 220 to the Sandites. In the heavyweight class junior Gage Fain (5-1), ranked fifth in 195, pinned 220 No. 10 Cameron Harizal in 2:43 to wrap things up.

The Sandites will return to action this Friday when they travel to the prestigious Kansas City Stampede. Several Oklahoma teams will be at the tournament, including 4A No. 1 Tuttle, 3A No. 1 Perry, 5A No. 2 Collinsville, No. 4 Edmond North, No. 8 Stillwater, No. 12 Ponca City, and unranked Southmoore. The Sandites are ranked No. 26 in the nation by InterMat Wrestling, but they won't be the only nationally ranked team present. Tuttle is ranked No. 22 in the nation, and No. 25 Goddard High, and No. 44 Park Hill will also be competing. 

Daton Fix is a three-time champion at the event, and will have the opportunity to become only the third wrestler in the tournament's history to sweep all four years. 

Sand Springs Elementary places fourth at Sperry Open with 8 Champions

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Thirty Sand Springs elementary and middle school wrestlers competed at the USA Wrestling Sperry Open this past weekend and eight took first place in their divisions. Overall the Sandites took fourth place out of the fifty teams represented.

Grady Mittasch (14-1) competed in Division 3 at 70 pounds and won his fourth tournament of the season. He pinned Treshaun Tecson (Tulsa WC) in 1:09, teched Elijah Green (Broken Arrow) 17-1, shut out Jaxson Humphries (Catoosa) 6-0, and edged Blade Walden (Muskogee) 8-7. 

Owen Martin (9-0) competed in Division 4 at 70 pounds and won his third-straight tournament to remain undefeated on the season. He pinned Isaac Valencia (Collinsville) in 0:49 and Blade Walden (Muskogee) in 1:27, teched Hudson Henslick (Collinsville) 18-2, then pinned Conner Earwood (Division Bell) in 0:58.

Bentley Cole (5-1) competed in Division 1 at 37 pounds and took first place with an incredible performance. He pinned his first opponent, Pistol Autrey (Sperry) in 0:15, then took down Bentlee Starks (Sperry) in 0:13. In the finals he scored a 12-2 major decision over John Farmer (Cleveland) for his first tournament win of the season.

Clayton Giddens (12-1) competed in Division 4 at 67 pounds and took first place for the third time this season. He pinned Matthew Patton (Sperry) in 1:17, Andrew Havens (Sperry) in 1:30, and Canyon Curtis (Collinsville) in 1:22. 

Luke Burdette (10-1) competed in Division 4 at 130 pounds and took first place for the second time this season. He pinned Nathan Deatherage (Bartlesville) in 1:53, Lyric Wheeler (Owasso) in 1:59, and Micco Jones (Sapulpa) in 0:39.

Will Meredith (8-2) competed in Division 2 at 46 pounds and took first place for his second-straight tournament. He pinned Santos Valencia (Collinsville) in 0:21 and scored 6-0 decisions over both Aberic Scott (Threestyle) and Alden Rockacy (Rogers). 

Jackson Martin (7-2) competed in Division 3 at 52 pounds and took first place with a pair of pins. He drew only one competitor and pinned Parker Warren (Collinsville) in 0:56 and 1:30.

Rhett Peak (11-3) competed in Division 4 at 80 pounds and took third place. He pinned Isaac Grant (Division Bell) in 2:28 and received a forfeit from Peyton Trotter (Oologah) before falling 11-2 to Cole Brooks (Collinsville). He rebounded with a 2-1 decision over Josey Jernegan (Sperry), then took down Jayce Caviness (Stilwell) 6-4. 

Carter Wood (5-4) competed in Division 2 at 67 pounds and took third place. He was pinned in 1:20 in his opening match against Legend Ellis (Glenpool), but rebounded with three-straight victories. He pinned Havoc Crenshaw (Rogers) in 0:58, scored a 6-4 decision over Jake Wassom (Pryor), and pinned Garrett Williams (Division Bell) in 1:48.

Hunter Spencer (4-2) competed in Division 2 at 61 pounds and took second place. He scored an 11-4 decision over Ayden Carlile (Catoosa) and majored Kingston Sikes (Division Bell) 16-6 before falling 6-2 to Gunner Murray (Claremore).

Robert Burke (9-3) competed in Division 3 at 64 pounds and took second place. He pinned DJ Asberry (Team Neo) in 2:28 and scored a 2-0 decision over Dakota Seawright (Collinsville) before falling in 2:19 to Bryson Humphries (Catoosa).

Abraham Flores (9-2) competed in Division 4 at 100 pounds and took second place. He defeated Eli Hynes (Broken Arrow) 5-3 and pinned Chad Herbert (Owasso) in 2:28 before falling 6-4 to Isaiah Matanane (Division Bell) in a sudden victory round.

Jayden Bussell (6-2) competed in Division 1 at 55 pounds and took first place with a pair of pins. He took down Cade Orourke (Sperry) in 0:14 and Keller Murphy (Division Bell) in 0:24. He also competed up to Division 2 and took fourth place. He pinned Mateo Sanchez (Collinsville) in 2:30 and was in turn pinned in 1:00 by Jagen Jones (Sperry). He scored a 6-0 decision over teammate Ty Burdge, but was pinned in 3:35 by Cole Stevens (Division Bell).

Asher Giddens (3-4) competed in Division 1 at 40 pounds and took third place. He was pinned in 1:35 by Maddox Masters (Pryors) and in 1:57 by Jayden Beard (Sperry), but took down Lynette Mullin (Stilwell) in 1:12 and teched Corbin Thomas (Collinsville) 19-2.

London McGinnis (6-3) competed in Division 1 at 46 pounds and took fourth place. He pinned Jonathan Valadez (Sperry) in 1:00 and Santos Valencia (Collinsville) in 0:31 before falling in 0:57 to Carson Voss (Berryhill) 2:41 to Luke Boren (Claremore). 

Jaxon Trotter (10-7) competed in Division 3 at 85 pounds and took fourth place. He teched Frankie Esparza (Cleveland) 17-2 and pinned Noah Hayden (Division Bell) in 2:29, but was decisioned 5-0 by Jake Miller (Threestyle) and pinned in 1:51 by Boomer Lovins (Catoosa).

Mitchell Smith (4-6) competed in Division 4 at 73 pounds and took third place. He was pinned in 3:45 by Corban Zugelder (Catoosa) in the opening round, but rebounded with a 1:26 pin of Drew Auwen (Division Bell) and teched Trey Martin (Sapulpa) 17-2 before falling 4-0 to Zane Helmers (Kansas). 

Ethan White (4-3) competed in Division 4 at 120 pounds and took fourth place. He was pinned in 2:17 by Corey Chilcoat (Catoosa) but rebounded with a 20-5 tech fall over Chandler Ellis (Pryor). He pinned Max Becker (Oologah) in 0:38, but was in-turn pinned in 3:37 by Chilcoat. 

Braxton McGinnis (1-6) competed in Division 2 at 52 pounds. He pinned Tripp Gaches (Cleveland) in 2:39 for his first win of the season, but was defeated 9-3 by Kale Shult (Pryor) and 14-0 by Cash Wiley (Division Bell).

Ty Burdge (2-4) competed in Division 2 at 55 pounds. He was pinned in 2:52 by Braxton Maggard (Sperry) and lost 6-0 to teammate Jayden Bussell, but picked up a 10-0 major decision over Sorenson Crenshaw (Rogers). 

Blake Stewart (1-4) competed in Division 3 at 67 pounds. He scored a 10-8 decision over Easton Olenberger (Bartlesville), but was pinned in 0:44 by Dylan Abbott (Sperry) and 0:35 by Cache Pierson (Bristow). 

Adrian Flores (8-7) competed in Division 3 at 100 pounds and took third place. He majored Adyn Peugh (Collinsville) 9-1, but was pinned in 2:17 by Kole Lamont (Broken Arrow) and majored 13-2 by Jacob Cook (Sperry).

Tyler Smith (1-2) competed in Division 3 at heavyweight and took third place. He pinned Jared Young (Collinsville) in 1:05, but was pinned in 4:05 by Sean Mahoney (Threestyle) and 1:13 by Gunner Wilson (Catoosa). 

David Ritchey (3-7) competed in both Division 3 and Division 4 at 64 pounds. In Division 3 he scored a 9-4 decision over James Shelton (Sperry), but was majored 12-0 by Bryson Humphries (Catoosa) and edged out 2-1 by Keegan Herring (Sperry). In Division 4 he was defeated 15-4 by Canon Acklin (Collinsville), 2-1 by James Shelton (Sperry), and 2-0 by Jacob Caviness (Stilwell).

Colt Cothran (2-7) competed in Division 3 at 58 pounds. He was pinned in 2:37 by Ashton Davis (Muskogee) and 0:40 by Camden Whitby (Collinsville). 

Landyn Barnes (5-2) competed in Division 3 at 67 pounds. He was pinned in 0:18 by Jake Wassom (Pryor) and decisioned 8-4 by Cache Pierson (Bristow). 

Zane Swafford (0-2) competed in Division 3 at 70 pounds. He gave up an 8-0 major decision to Blade Walden (Muskogee) and was pinned in 0:56 by Treshaun Tecson (Tulsa WC). 

Joey Marris (0-2) competed in Division 4 at 80 pounds. He was pinned in 1:10 by Jayce Caviness (Stilwell) and 1:34 by Case Carlile (Catoosa).

Sean Preas (0-2) competed in Division 5 at 76 pounds. He was pinned in 1:50 by Nakaylen Shabazz (Flores) and 2:18 by Ethan Peterson (Sapulpa).

Jacob Burdette (2-4) competed in Division 5 at 113 pounds. He was pinned in 4:29 by Rowdy Waits (Sperry), 2:12 by Cooper Park (Sperry), and 0:41 by Seth Jackson (Sperry).

Clayton Giddens and Kaden Glass bring home Battle of the Belt titles

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Seven Sand Springs elementary and junior high wrestlers competed at the Battle for the Belt tournament this past weekend at the Oklahoma City Cox Pavilion and two took first place in their divisions.

Clayton Giddens (9-1) picked up his second first-place finish this season at 64 pounds in Division 1. He won a 12-0 major decision over Lawson Knox (Marlow), defeated Matthew Patton (Sperry) by 16-0 tech fall, and recorded two pins. He took down Andrew Havens (Sperry) in 1:23 and Krystian Moore (C4 WC) in 1:15.

Kaden Glass (6-0) competed in Division 5 at Heavyweight and took first place for his second-straight tournament. He defeated Colin Naney (Tiger WC) 3-0 and pinned Tony Davidson (Geary) in 0:27 to remain undefeated for the season.

Grady Mittasch (10-1) was just one win shy of his fourth-straight first place victory, instead settling for third place after a close 4-2 decision to OKUSA State Champion Camden Webb (Muskogee). He snapped back with a 4-1 decision over Wesley Madden (OWA), then pinned Legend Yates (Marlow) in 1:23 and Bo Ware (Cleveland) in 1:05 for yet another stellar performance. He competed in Division 3 at 70 pounds.

Carter Young (5-1) competed in Division 5 at 100 pounds and took second place. He majored Kolbe Madron (Premier WC) 9-0 and decisioned Caleb Williams (Tironook) 6-3, but was pinned in 2:29 by State Champion and Dual National team member Tucker Owens (Matrix).

Ethan White (2-1) wrestled his first tournament of the season and drew only one competitor. He was defeated 10-1 by Harley Andrews (Tiger WC), but received a pair of forfeits for second place. He competed in Division 4 at 120 pounds. 

Sam Harris (5-6) competed in Division 5 at 120 pounds and took fourth place. He lost 13-5 to Cody Hicks (Durant) and was pinned in 0:58 by Parrish Terry (Tiger WC), but received a forfeit from Luke McCain and defeated Brayden Early (Harrah) 6-4. 

Jaxon Trotter (8-5) competed in Division 3 at 85 pounds. He pinned Kenison Rodgers (StandFast WC) in 3:27 and Trey Linam (Marlow) in 0:43, but fell in 1:25 to Ladarion Lockett (Cowboy WC) and was defeated 6-0 by Tyler McCall (Catoosa).

Moore, Flores, Furr, Spurgeon all take first place at Team Neo Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Fourteen members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling club competed at the OKUSA Team Neo Tournament at Union Intermediate High School recently, and four took first place in their division. Samuel Moore, Ryder Flores, Bentley Furr, and Joshua Spurgeon all took home the gold.

Samuel Moore (5-2) competed in Division 1 Novice at 46 pounds and took first place. He won a close 8-7 decision over Corde Williams (Bristow), pinned Gunner Killingsworth (Warner) in 0:16 and Jonathan Valadez (Sperry) in 1:11, then defeated Weston Little (Bristow) 11-7.

Ryder Flores (3-0) competed in Division 1 Novice at 40 pounds and took first place. He won a close 10-7 decision over Johnny Ray Ashcroft (Bartlesville), pinned Barry Ritter Jr. (Coweta) in 0:19, then defeated Zaden Emerson (Catoosa) 15-8.

Bentley Furr (6-2) competed in Division 1 Novice at 60 pounds and drew only two competitors. He pinned John Harvill (Cushing) in 0:45, then won a close 9-8 decision over Xander Maggard (Sperry) for his second first-place finish this season. 

Joshua Spurgeon (7-1) competed in Division 3 Novice at 58 pounds and drew only two competitors. He won a close 9-7 decision over teammate Mathew Moore, then majored Jimmy Groden (Coweta) 8-0 for first place. 

Brysyn Jones (6-4) competed in Division 2 Novice at 43 pounds. He pinned Santos Valencia (Collinsville) in 1:22, but was in-turn pinned in 0:16 and 0:27 by Cody Horner (Sapulpa) and Benson Hunt (Warner), respectively.

Jesse Moore (2-1) competed in Division 3 Novice at 76 pounds and took second place. He defeated Clay McKiddy (Cushing) 15-8, then pinned Reece McCutchen (Sperry) in 0:58 before giving up a close 5-3 decision to Cable Golden (Collinsville). 

Evan Williams (6-2) competed in Division 3 Novice at 90 pounds and took second place. He won a 7-1 decision over Jackson O'Kelley (Cushing), then pinned Christopher Akers (Sperry) in 0:19 before falling 14-2 to David Cooper (Bartlesville).

Sammy Naugle (4-4) competed in Division 4 Open at 88 pounds and took third place. He lost a 16-4 major decision to Eli Zar (Terminator WC), but came back to pin Blake Radford (NEO) in 2:45, then won a close 1-0 decision over teammate Ethan Norton.

Dallas Flores (1-1) competed in Division 2 Novice at 67 pounds and drew only two competitors. He pinned Bryce Ward (Cushing) in 4:!7, but lost a close 8-6 sudden-victory overtime match to Dane Jensen (Claremore) and took second place.

Matthew Moore (1-3) competed in Division 3 Novice and drew only two competitors. He lost his opening match 9-7 to teammate Joshua Spurgeon, but rebounded with a 7-6 decision over Jimmy Groden (Coweta) for second place. 

Aiden Wilkerson (1-1) competed in Division 3 Novice and drew only two competitors. He won his opening match with an 8-1 decision over John McDougal (Bristow), but lost 6-3 to Dylon Link (Cushing) to take second place.

David Cline (1-2) competed in Division 2 Novice at 70 pounds. He lost his first match in a close 4-1 decision to William Cade (Coweta), but rebounded with a 14-0 major decision over Jaxson Matthews (Owasso) before falling in 2:42 to Griffin Goins (Broken Arrow). 

Colt Cothran (1-3) competed in Division 3 Open at 55 pounds. He was defeated 9-0 by Cayden Cupps (Catoosa) and 6-0 by Cavin Peper (Sapulpa).

Ethan Norton (4-6) competed in Division 4 Open at 88 pounds. He was pinned in 0:50 by Kai Shultz (Pryor) and gave up a close 1-0 decision to teammate Sammy Naugle for fourth place. 

Seven Sand Springs Elementary wrestlers take first place at Cushing Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Several members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling team traveled to the Halloween Takedown Tournament in Cushing last month and seven took first place in their respective divisions. The Oklahoma USA Youth Wrestling League event featured five age divisions with Open and Novice classifications in each. 

Christian Forbes (2-0) competed in Division 5 Open, the oldest division, at 76 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned Corban Zugelder (Catoosa) twice in a best-of-three competition for first place with times of 3:00 and 1:31.

Owen Martin (2-0) competed in Division 4 Open at 67 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned Rhyder Morrow (Cushing) in 0:52 and 0:44 for first place. 

Ethan Norton (2-0) competed in Division 4 Open at 88 pounds and drew two competitors, both from his team. He pinned Jacob Lewis in 1:57 and Sammy Naugle in 3:00 for first place. 

Jackson Martin (2-0) competed in Division 3 Open at 52 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned Kevin Mongo West (Ponca City) in 0:46 and 0:54 for first place.

Robert Burke (2-0) competed in Division 3 Open at 64 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned Cache Pierson (Bristow) in 2:31 and 1:34 for first place.

Grady Mittasch (2-0) competed in Division 3 Open at 70 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned Bo Ware (Cleveland) in 1:16 and 0:55 for first place.

Bently Furr (2-0) competed in Division 1 Novice at 60 pounds and drew only one competitor. He pinned John Harvill (Cushing) in 1:06 and 0:34  for first place.

Jacob Burdette (2-1) competed in Division 5 Open at 113 pounds and took second place. He pinned Teague Fittje (Cushing) in 1:24 and Tyson Rivas (Standfast WC) in 3:00 before falling in 1:18 to Hayden Lemmons (Cushing).

Will Meredith (2-2) competed in Division 2 Open at 46 pounds and took fourth place. He defeated Austin Kennedy (Cushing) by 10-0 major decision before giving up a 4-2 loss to Landon Earp (Chandler). He rebounded with a close 9-8 decision over Ty Yocham (Bristow) but was majored 11-0 by Blake Cooper (Cleveland).

Mitchell Smith (1-2) competed in Division 4 Open at 70 pounds and took third place. He won his first match 4-2 over Kaiser Simpson (Cushing), but was pinned in 3:00 by Landyn Sommer (Cowboy WC) and 2:45 by Corban Zugelder (Catoosa).

Adrian Flores (1-2) competed in Division 3 Open at 110 pounds and took third place. He pinned Paden Diese Pearson (Bristow) in 2:59 in the opening round, but was pinned in return in 1:56 by Bryson Kelley (Cushing) and 3:00 by Shaun Franks (Cowboy WC). 

Blayton Collins (1-2) competed in Division 2 Novice at 55 pounds and took third place. He pinned Cadyn Dodson (Cushing) in 2:31,  but fell in 1:17 to Devyn Main (Cushing) and 3:00 to Jaiden Stibbens (Cushing).

Wyatt Meredith (1-1) competed in Division 4 Open at 76 pounds and won second place. He pinned Rye Henley in 2:19, but was pinned in return by Caiden Poff (Sapulpa) in 1:55.

Sammy Naugle (1-1) competed in Division 4 at 88 pounds and won second place. He pinned teammate Jacob Lewis in 1:57, but was in turn pinned in 3:00 by teammate Ethan Norton.

Sam Harris (0-2) competed in Division 5 Open at 120 pounds and took third place. He fell in 2:35 to Blake Gonzalez (BA) and 3:00 to Michael Harjo (Sapulpa).

Jacob Lewis (0-2) competed in Division 4 Open at 88 pounds and took third place. He fell in 1:57 to teammates Ethan Norton and Sammy Naugle. 

Kaden Glass (0-0) signed up for heavyweight in Division 5 Open but drew no competitors. 

Abraham Flores (0-0) signed up for 100 pounds in Division 4 Open but drew no competitors. 

2X Sandite of the Week: Kasey Bales scores two touchdowns in Semi-Final loss

Photo: Morgan Miller

By: Sandite Pride Editorial Board

Charles Page High School senior Kasey Bales was selected as Sandite of the Week for his outstanding performance in the Sandites' 35-21 loss to No. 1 Bixby this past Friday.

The 5'10" 165 pound wide receiver hauled in seven receptions for 69 yards and 2 touchdowns in the semi-final playoff round, accounting for nearly 40% of total yardage for the Sandites. He also punted a career-high six times in the defensive battle, averaging 42 yards per punt, twice pinning the Spartans within their own 20. 

Bales picked up the first yards of the game with a four-yard reception on  shovel pass. He picked up five more on a screen not long after. On the Sandites' first scoring possession he brought in another five-yarder, then scored on a six-yard touchdown reception to cut the deficit to 14-7.

One turnover and 1:12 later he hauled in a 23-yard fourth-down pass to tie the game seconds before halftime. 

He picked up the first Sandite first-down of the second half on an eleven-yard pass, then received a thirteen-yarder to set up Payton Scott's four-yard touchdown run for the 21-21 tie. He didn't get another offensive play after that, but did register a nineteen-yard kick return in the final minute of the game, setting up the Sandites at the 34 for one final drive.

Bales finished the season just shy of the 1000 mark with 68 receptions for 946 yards and eleven touchdowns. He also had seven runs for 44 yards this season. His career mark is 106 receptions for 1593 yards and seventeen scores. He was previously recognized as Sandite of the Week in October after scoring twice in a 30-14 win over Yukon.


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. The award is not given to anyone in 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 the Sandite Pride Editorial Board.

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

Daton Fix becomes fourth Division One commit in CPHS Class of 2017, more are possible

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School is on a roll lately with talented athletes in all areas, and has signed seven to play at the collegiate level this week. Four of those are going to NCAA Division One schools, and we haven't even got to winter and spring sports yet. 

Senior three-time State Champion Daton Fix signed with No. 1 Oklahoma State University as the number one most sought-after recruit in the nation. He's a ten-time Freestyle National Champion, three-time Folkstyle National Champion, three-time Greco-Roman National Champion, Freestyle and Greco Pan-American Champion, and two-time World Championship Freestyle Bronze Medalist. 

SEE RELATED: National Champion Daton Fix signs to No. 1 Oklahoma State University wrestling

Senior pitcher Jake Terry signed with the No. 21 University of Oklahoma to play baseball after committing to the program in 2015. He finished last season with a 5-4 record and 3.88 ERA and is currently recovering from shoulder surgery with his Senior year still ahead of him. 

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Jake Terry officially signs with University of Oklahoma baseball

Senior pitcher/short-stop Sydney Pennington signed with the No. 31 Oklahoma State University softball team after committing to the program in 2014. She finished last season with a 6-0 record, 1.41 ERA, and .543 batting average and is also the leading scorer on the Lady Sandite Basketball team.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Sydney Pennington signs with Oklahoma State University Softball

Senior seven-time State Champion Cheyenne Walden signed with the No. 15 Oklahoma State University cowgirls after committing to the program in October. She finished her Cross Country career with four State Titles and looks to the Spring track season where she already holds three State Titles in two distances. 

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Cheyenne Walden signs with Oklahoma State University Cross Country

Senior four-time State Qualifier Alexis Davis signed with the NCAA Division II Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She finished her career as the first ever Lady Sandite (along with Walden) to ever qualify for State all four years. She took 21st in the State this fall and will continue to show off this spring in Track.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Alexis Davis signs with SWOSU Cross Country

Senior All-State outfielder Jessica Collins signed with NJCAA Division I Connors State. She finished last season with a .316 batting average and was named to the All-District, All-Region, and All-State teams. She will join the Lady Sandite basketball team this winter before finishing her high school career with Spring slow pitch.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Jessica Collins signs with Connors State College Softball

6'6" Senior center Kyle Keener signed with the NCAA Division II University of Central Oklahoma basketball team after committing to the program in September. He finished his junior year as the number three scorer on his team with 11 points and 6 rebounds per game.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Senior Kyle Keener signs with University of Central Oklahoma Basketball

The only other Sand Springs student currently committed to a college is Class of 2018 volleyball player Gloria Mutiri, who verbally committed to Ohio State University in September, but there are several other Seniors expected to go to the next level.

CPHS wrestling coach Kelly Smith says he has two or three other seniors who are more than capable of wrestling at the Division One level if they can get the exposure necessary. 

Sandite Pride's most eligible senior recruits are:

Wrestling
Jack Karstetter (73-15, 132 State Runner-Up)
Beau Bratcher (87-23, 138 State Runner-Up)
Zane Basma (62-25, 160 State Third-Place)
Delvin Jordan (31-12, 220 Regional Champ)
Michael Ritchey (29-24, 113 Regional Champ)
Derek Davis (17-12, 132)
Cody Mathis (18-14, 145)

Cross Country
Jacob Garbey (5K time 17:36)
Ian Baustert (5K time 18:36)

Football
Delvin Jordan (6'0" 224 LB)
Lincoln Adams (6'3" 300 OL/DL)
Hunter Greathouse (6'3" 180 QB)
Nathan Simonton (6'2" 256 OL/DL)
Kasey Bales (5'10" 165 WR/K)
Dalton Morgan (6'0" 190 RB/LB)
Josh Taber (5'11" 160 DB/WR)
Danny Ropp (5'11" 253 OL/DL)
Treyce Tolbert (5'10" 170 DB)
Brett Freeman (6'2" 174 DB)

Mens Soccer
Alex Hernandez (2 goals last season)

Mens Basketball
Mack Thompson (5'10" 7 points per game)

Volleyball
Baylee Mudd (167 digs last season)
Lee Leslie (68 kills, 131 digs last season)

Womens Soccer
Megan Deshazo (13 goals last season)
Kyndal Zicker (12 goals last season)
Melina Flores
Brooklyn Flores

Baseball
Hunter Greathouse (.405 AVG, 3.73 ERA)
Josh Taber (.363 AVG)
Treyce Tolbert (.306 AVG)
Mack Thompson (.238 AVG)
Josh Cordell (3.91 ERA)

CPHS senior Michael Ritchey takes first place at Joe Zamora Open

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Several members of the Sand Springs wrestling team traveled to Broken Arrow this past weekend for the Joe Zamora/Skyler Holman Open, and seven wrestlers took first place.

Charles Page High School senior Michael Ritchey competed in the high school division at 126 pounds and took first place with a 4-0 record. He won his first match 3-0 over Ernie Chavez of Jenks, then majored Garrett Jarvis of Broken Arrow 8-0. In the semifinals he won another 3-0 decision, this time over Owasso's Tristan Herrera, and wrapped it up with a close 3-2 win over Chase Slatton of Jenks.

Rhett Peak competed in the sixth-seventh grade division at 80 pounds and finished 4-1 for third place. He lost his opening round in a 6-0 decision to Aiden Boyd (Claremore), but finished strong with a 20-10 major decision over Jaden Mathis (Pryor), then pinned his next three opponents in a cumulative 1:27. Kaleb Burns (Sallisaw) went down in 0:12, Denton Degner (Bristow) fell in 0:36, and Bradley Vanblaricom (McAlester) lost in 0:39.

Ryder Barnes competed in the sixth-seventh grade division at 98 pounds and finished 3-0 for first place. He won his opening match with a 10-5 decision over Bradley Saucedo (Broken Arrow), then pinned Rashaud Morgan (Vinita) in 3:26. His final match was a close 2-0 decision over Brock Mattioda (Broken Arrow).

Chase White competed in the sixth-seventh grade division at 113 pounds and finished 2-1 for second place. He won his opening bout with a 1:13 pin over Drake Norfleet (Broken Arrow), then defeated Carson Young (Claremore) by 5-0 decision before falling in 3:56 to Isaac Xiong (Oologah) in the finals. 

Luke Burdette competed in the sixth-seventh grade division at 126 pounds and finished 5-1 for third place. He won his opening match with an 1:21 before falling in 1:53 to Gustabo Ramirez (Bixby). He won out with a 9-3 decision over Jarahmy Blakely (Oologah) and a 2-1 decision over Connor Linam (Oologah), before pinning Jon Lane (Muskogee) in 2:41 and Daltyn Jory (Jay) in 1:21. 

Carter Young competed in the junior high division at 89 pounds and finished 3-0 for first place. He won his opening match 9-3 over Blazik Perez (Broken Arrow) then pinned Grant Edwards (Oologah) in 3:00. The final match was won with a 16-4 major decision over Garett Strickland (Collinsville).

Caden Vaughn competed in the junior high division at 113 pounds and finished 3-1 for third place. He won his opening match with a 1:16 pin of Dayton Hill (Broken Arrow) before giving up a 9-0 major decision to teammate Josh Taylor. He rebounded with a 2-0 decision over Christian Knight (Broken Arrow) and wrapped the tournament up with a 6-1 decision over Kolby Encinas (Pryor).

Josh Taylor competed in the junior high division at 113 pounds and finished 4-0 for first place. He won his opening match with a 2:57 pin of Kaelan Drake (Broken Arrow), then majored Blake Salt (Oologah) 11-1 and Caden Vaughn 9-0 before pinning Pason Dotson (Sallisaw) in 1:38. 

Tyler Rush competed in the junior high division at 126 pounds and finished 4-1 for third place. He was pinned in 2:33 in his opening match by Kohlin Garriott (Jenks), but rebounded with a 1:00 pin over Gunnar Spence (McAlester) and a 1:34 pin of teammate Jared Jenkins. From there he won a close 4-1 decision over Jared Douglas (Cascia Hall) and a 5-2 decision over Christian McIntosh (Pryor).

Caleb Phillips competed in the junior high division at 126 pounds and finished 3-0 for first place. He won his opening match with a 1:02 pin of Eric Wilson, then majored Nate Shaw (Metro Christian Academy) 11-0. In the finals he took down Garrett Weis (Jenks) 8-4.

Christopher Kirby competed in the junior high division at 140 pounds and finished 3-0 for first place. He won his opening match with an 0:31 pin of James Cothran (Bixby), then pinned Devon Vazquez (Broken Arrow) in 0:36. In the finals he majored Caleb Buzzard (Jay) 16-6.

Teagan Campbell competed in the junior high division at 175 pounds and finished 3-1 for third place. He won his opening match with an 0:28 pin of Jonathan Navarro (Broken Arrow), before giving up a 10-3 decision to Bryce Jackson (Oologah). The next two rounds were close, but Campbell prevailed 4-3 over Tyler Bachman (Bixby) and 3-0 over Matt Roach (Bristow).

Kaden Glass competed in the junior high division at 200 pounds and finished 4-0 for first place. He won his opening match in an 0:12 pin of Zach Garrison (Pryor), then won an 8-2 decision over Aaron Lytle (Sapulpa). He finished out with pins of 3:17 over Cameron Johnson (Broken Arrow) and 1:27 over Chad Tinney (Bixby). 

No. 3 Sand Springs Sandites challenge No. 4 Midwest City tonight at 7:00

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The third ranked Charles Page High School varsity football team (6-4, 4-2) will travel to Midwest City High School Friday evening for the first round of the Class 6A-II playoffs and aim to keep their season alive against the District One Champions.

While the Sandites gave up a hard loss to the No. 2 Bixby Spartans (7-3, 5-1) last week, the No. 4 Midwest City Bombers (7-3, 6-1) won a surprisingly close battle with No. 8 Stillwater (5-5, 3-4) to close the regular season with the District Once Championship. 

This game will likely be a major defensive battle as Midwest City holds the best defense in the State when it comes to points allowed, by a significant margin. They allow only 3.413 yards per play, 2.165 yards per run, and 5.278 yards per pass. Sand Springs's offense is sixth on yards per carry, and managed an impressive 4.71 yards per carry against Bixby, who normally only allows 3.94. They also ran for 3.914 against Muskogee who normally allows only 3.023. Sand Springs is eighth in passing yards per play, so if they're to overcome the two-pronged Bomber defense, they'll definitely need to get creative.

The Bombers will have an equally difficult time against Sand Springs, as they have relied almost entirely on their defense this season. Midwest City is eleventh in offensive scoring and only eighth in yards-per-play. Sand Springs is tenth in points allowed, but third in defensive points scored and wins the turnover battle more often than not. While they give up more yards-per-play than a lot of teams, they're 71% on third-down stops this season. 

The winner of this game will take on the winner of Bixby vs Putnam West. Veterans will get free entry into tonight's game.

The pick: CPHS 24, MWC 23.

Players to watch

Sandite Offense

Junior tight end Dash Fleischman has been solid both blocking and receiving this season, often opening up paths for Payton Scott along the outside. He has also hauled in 9 passes for 143 yards, though he hasn't scored a touchdown yet. 

Junior running back Payton Scott is the work horse for the Sandite offense with 267 carries for 1574 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. His career total is 2705 yards, but this is his first year as the starter. He's also a target for screen passes with 8 receptions for 142 yards this season.

Senior Kasey Bales is the all-purpose player for the Sandites. He holds 55 receptions for 792 yards and 9 touchdowns this season and sits at 1439 yards for his career. He's ran 6 times for 44 yards, mostly on laterals. He frequently handles kicking duties for the Sandites, and is 17 of 22 on extra points this season. He averages 42 yards per punt, and 21 yards per kick return.

Second-year senior quarterback Hunter Greathouse is 122 of 243 passing this season with 1833 yards and 16 touchdowns against 8 interceptions. He has already surpassed his record last season, and he's played three less games. His career total is 3668 and could easily pass the 4000 mark tonight if Midwest City shuts down the run game. He hasn't thrown a 300+ game yet, but certainly is capable of it if necessary. He's a break-even runner due to sacks, and technically has only 3 yards on 54 carries this season. But he has seven touchdowns on the ground and can be counted on to gain a few on a designed run. He also holds two punts this season for an average of 43 yards in case fourth-down conversion attempts fall apart. 

Senior Alejandro "Alex" Hernandez is the primary kicker with 13 extra points on 15 attempts and 2 field goals on 5 attempts. He averages 45 yards per kickoff, but that's deceptive. He can easily drill it inside the ten-yard line, but the Sandites haven't done too well at return coverage this season and often have him send it high and short so they have more time to reach the ball. 

Senior Dalton Morgan is in his first season on offense and has 42 runs for 247 yards and a touchdown. He also has one pass for 29 yards and a touchdown, and 9 receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns. His native spot is on defense where he has seventeen tackles over only two games this season. He also has a fumble recovery.

Senior Mack Thompson is in his first year of Sandite football and holds 19 receptions for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Senior Caleb Wash is also a first year receiver and has 17 receptions for 226 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Offensive linemen Danny Ropp, Lincoln Adams, Michael Carper, Ethan Hooper, Austin Rutledge, Caleb Mallory, and a few others don't have any stats to track, but they are crucial players and are always impressive to watch.

Sandite Defense

Sophomore Luke Bratcher has been a playmaker on the Sandite defense this year with two fumble recoveries and an interception to complement his 26 tackles.

Hayden Cramer has made an impressive debut his sophomore season with 41 tackles, five for losses, and a forced fumble. 

Junior Gage Fain is one of the leading players on defensive line with 31 tackles, including an incredible thirteen for losses totaling 59 yards. Most impressive is his 6 sacks for 32 yards. He also holds a fumble recovery.

Tre Finch holds 28 tackles this season, mostly unassisted, with four for losses totaling 24 yards, including three sacks for losses of 19 yards. He holds one forced fumble. 

Senior Tyler Delozier sits at 25 tackles this season with 2 for loss. He has hauled in two interceptions, one of which he returned for 40 yards. He also has a fumble recovery.

Senior Brett Freeman holds 27 tackles this season with 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. 

Senior Delvin Jordan, Jr. is Mr. Sandite Defense with 59 tackles this season, including 48 unassisted, 12 for losses totaling 64 yards, and 5 sacks totaling 37 yards. He has two forced fumbles this year and one recovery, which he returned for 32 yards to score. He also very nearly had a scoring fumble recovery in the last game on what appeared to be an incomplete lateral, but was ruled a forward pass after the play.

Senior Cody Motes holds 29 tackles, mostly unassisted, with 2 interceptions for 36 yards and a touchdown. He has one fumble recovery for 58 yards and a score.

Senior lineman Nathan Simonton sits at 33 tackles with 6 tackles for losses totaling 18 yards and 3 sacks for 7 yards. He also has two fumble recoveries. 

Senior Josh Taber splits time between wide receiver and defense and holds 35 tackles this season, mostly unassisted. He has four receptions for 28 yards this season, but mostly plays defense.

Senior Treyce Tolbert has 30 tackles, 2 interceptions, 5 pass breakups.

Week 11 6A-II Rankings and Playoff predictions; a look at this weekend's games

Photo: Scott Emigh.

Photo: Scott Emigh.

By: Sandite Pride Editorial Board

The regular season has come to a close with few surprises. All four of Sandite Pride's pre-season top four picks from District Two have made the playoffs. We only picked two of four post-season qualifiers from District One accurately, but with the circular losses in that district, it's not surprising. Here's our season review for those who have finished play for the year, and our picks for the post-season.

No. 4 Midwest City Bombers (Last week No. 5) vs No. 3 Sand Springs Sandites (2)

While the Sandites (6-4, 4-2) gave up a hard loss to the Spartans, the Bombers (7-3, 6-1) gave up a surprisingly close battle with Stillwater to close the regular season with the District Two Championship. 

This game will likely be a major defensive battle as Midwest City holds the best defense in the State when it comes to points allowed, by a significant margin. They allow only 3.413 yards per play, 2.165 yards per run, and 5.278 yards per pass. Sand Springs is sixth on yards per carry, and managed a surprising 4.71 yards per carry against Bixby, who normally only allows 3.94. They also ran for 3.914 against Muskogee who normally allows only 3.023. Sand Springs is eighth in passing yards per play, so if they're to overcome the two-pronged Bomber defense, they'll definitely need to get creative.

The Bombers will have an equally difficult time against Sand Springs, as they have relied almost entirely on their defense this season. Midwest City is eleventh in offensive scoring and only eighth in yards-per-play. Sand Springs is tenth in points allowed, but third in defensive points scored and wins the turnover battle more often than not. While they give up more yards-per-play than a lot of teams, they're 71% on third-down stops this season. 

The winner of this game will take on the winner of Bixby vs Putnam West.

The pick: CPHS 24, MWC 23.

No. 2 Bixby Spartans (3) vs No. 7 Putnam City West Patriots (8)

The Spartans (7-3, 5-1) upended the Sandites (6-4, 4-2) Friday night 35-19 at Spartan Stadium to secure a home playoff game and will host the Putnam West Patriots (7-3, 5-2). 

The Sandite defense performed well, holding the Spartans to their closest win of the season, giving up only five scores on twelve possessions, forcing two turnovers on downs, and three punts, as well as recovering a fumble and an interception. 

Bixby was one step better, however, giving up only three scores on twelve possessions, forcing two turnovers on downs with four punts, a fumble, and an interception. The Spartans split time between land and air as Tanner Griffin passed 24 of 33 for 254 yards and an interception. All four offensive touchdowns came at the hands of Tucker Pawley who carried 36 times for 248 yards and four scores, while Clayton Barbour added a fifth touchdown on a 95-yard kick return. 

Putnam City West pulled off an impressive 40-37 double-overtime win against Choctaw Friday, sabotaging the Yellowjackets' last ditch effort for a playoff berth. The Patriots ran 38 times for 204 yards and attempted 20 passes for 202 yards. 

The Spartans boast the number-one scoring offense in the division, while the Patriots own the number three defense in points-allowed. Bixby also holds the number-one scoring defense and the number-six defense in points-allowed. Putnam West has relied heavily on its defense this season and is only sixth in offensive scoring.

The pick: Bixby 44, PCW 22.

No. 1 Muskogee Roughers (1) vs No. 8 Stillwater Pioneers (9)

The Roughers (8-1, 5-1) finished the season with the best record in the division and the District Two Championship, thanks to the Spartan's defeat of Sand Springs. They sealed the deal with a powerful 48-0 shutout of Ponca City. 

Stillwater (5-5, 3-4) closed out the regular season with a loss and made the playoffs on head-to-head with Choctaw (5-5, 3-4). The Pioneers fell 26-17 to Midwest City in what was actually an impressive battle in spite of the loss. The Pioneers have been hit-or-miss this season majorly due to the health of starting QB Jace Brownlee. Brownlee has been recovering from a pre-season shoulder surgery, and his once stellar arm has seen little use. In spite of that loss, the Pioneers have ran miles on the turf and won games without even attempting a single pass. 

Muskogee's number-two scoring offense and number-one offense in yards-per-play will take on Stillwater's number-four defense in points allowed. The Pioneers have made it on their defense this season, holding only the number-nine offense in the State, and will have their work cut out for them against Muskogee. The Roughers are number two in the division in points-allowed as well as defensive scoring. 

The winner of this match will face the winner of Lawton vs Booker T.

The pick: Muskogee 45, Stillwater 14.

No. 6 Lawton Wolverines (6) vs No. 5 Booker T. Washington Hornets (4)

Lawton (6-4, 5-2) settled for second in their district this year, but ended the regular season with a powerful 49-0 victory over Deer Creek. The Hornets (6-4, 4-2) barely scraped together a 57-39 win over Bartlesville that wasn't decided till the final few possessions. 

Lawton QB Zach Hanna was nearly perfect against Deer Creek, completing 12 of 14 passes for 226 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. The run game was also alive and well where the Wolverines rushed 35 times for 201 yards and a pair of scores. 

Booker T. has been scrambling to figure out a success formula that doesn't include injured QB Phillip Wheatley. They were flying through their opponents before losing Wheatley and since then have barely gotten by. They should have lost 12-10 to Sand Springs but got a miraculous fumble recovery on a bad-hike at the Sandite two-yard line late in the fourth quarter to avert the loss. They suffered their first shutout in years 28-0 at the hands of Bixby, then closed the season with Bartlesville 

Booker T.'s defense is fifth in points allowed, fourth in yards-per-play, and tied for fourth in scoring. Lawton's offense is fourth in points scored, and third in yards-per-play, so if Booker T. wants to find a win, they're going to need to come up with something new on offense. Overall the Hornets are only seventh in offensive scoring and twelfth in yards-per-play, and that's including when they still had Wheatley. Without him, they'll have their work cut out for them against Lawton's defense which is eighth in points allowed and sixth in yards-per-play allowed. 

The pick: Lawton 36, BTW 24.

No. 9 Choctaw Yellowjackets (7)

The Yellowjackets finished a hit-or-miss season with a 5-5, 3-4 record and just barely missed the playoffs. High points included a 45-41 upset over Sand Springs, a 14-7 upset over Midwest City, and most impressively, a 52-26 upset over Lawton. Choctaw holds the number three offense in the State in scoring, and is fifth in yards-per-play. They struggled defensively, however, and finished ninth in points-allowed with almost every game being a shootout.

No. 10 Putnam City Pirates (10)

Putnam was just one win short of a winning season, finishing 4-6, 2-5. High points included a 16-7 win over in-town rival Putnam North and a 52-6 blowout of El Reno. They also upset Choctaw 36-32 and finished the season on a strong note with a 42-21 victory over Enid. They finished twelfth in offensive scoring and ninth in total offense and were fifth in the air. Their defense was solid at seventh in points allowed and fifth in yards-per-play.

No. 11 Enid Plainsmen (11)

Enid managed only three wins, but two were quite impressive, upsetting Choctaw 43-39 and dominating Deer Creek 45-17. They finished the season 3-7, 2-5 with a 42-21 loss to Putnam. They finished with the number ten offense and number twelve defense.

No. 12 Bartlesville Bruins (13)

The Bruins struggled off and on throughout the year, but finished strong despite three-straight losses. They gave it their all against Sand Springs and Booker T. and legitimately challenged both. They finished 3-6, 2-4 with wins of 42-20 over Ponca City and 51-28 over Sapulpa. They held the number eight offense in points scored, but were actually fourth in yards-per-play with the number two passing record in the division. Defense was their struggle and they finished fourteenth there.

No. 13 Deer Creek Antlers (12)

The Antlers had a rough start to their 6A debut season, finishing 2-8, 2-5 with wins of 21-14 over Stillwater and 20-14 over Putnam. They were shutout 49-0 in the finale at Lawton and finish with the number fourteen offense and number thirteen defense.

No. 14 Sapulpa Chieftains (14)

Sapulpa has been in a rebuilding year under new head coach Robert Borgstadt, but the Chieftains (1-9, 1-5) have shown promise. They only won a single game, 31-27 over Ponca City, but lost close ones of 24-21 to Duncan, and 52-42 to Choctaw. They finished thirteenth in running, scoring, and total offense, and fifteenth on the ground. Defensively they were fifteenth in points allowed, run coverage, and total defense, and thirteenth in pass coverage.

No. 15 Ponca City Wildcats (15)

The Wildcats finished 2-8, 0-6, but had several solid performances. They lost 42-31 to Enid, defeated Guthrie 9-0, and posted 35 points against Sand Springs. They barely lost 31-27 to Sapulpa and defeated Norman 10-6. Ponca finished the season fifteenth in total offense and eleventh in points allowed. They were tenth in points allowed, fourteenth in yards per play allowed, fifteenth in pass coverage, and tenth in ground coverage.