Wrestling: Daton Fix wins Pan American Championship in Lima, Peru

2017 Charles Page graduate and current Oklahoma State University redshirt sophomore Daton Fix added yet another title to his long list of international accolades Friday night in Peru.

Fix was one of four United States wrestlers to win their brackets in the Senior Men’s Freestyle competition in Lima. Four-time World Champion Jordan Burroughs, two-time World Champion Kyle Snyder, and defending Pan-American Champion Nick Gwiazdowski also brought home gold.

Fix outscored his three opponents 24-1 in the Freestyle competition, including two technical falls. In the quarterfinals he teched Daniel Nascimento of Brazil, then beat out 2017 Under-23 World Champion Reineri Ortega of Cuba, 4-1. In the championship match he teched 2011 Pan American Champion Juan Ramirez of the Dominican Republic 11-0.

The United States won both Men and Women’s Freestyle, and placed third in Greco Roman. Fix will also represent the Senior Men’s team at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan next month.

2019 Pan-American Champions

Women’s Gold Medalists
50 kg - Whitney Conder (USA)
53 kg - Sarah Hildebrandt (USA)
57 kg - Lissette Castillo (Columbia)
62 kg - Kayla Miracle (USA)
68 kg - Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA)
76 kg - Justina Stasio (Canada)
Men’s Greco-Roman Gold Medalists
60 kg - Andres Arroyo (Columbia)
67 kg - Ismael Molina (Cuba)
77 kg - Patrick Smith (USA)
87 kg - Luis Rojas (Venezuela)
97 kg - Gabriel Kindelan (Cuba)
130 kg - Mijain Nunez (Cuba)
Men’s Freestyle Gold Medalists
57 kg - Daton Fix (USA)
65 kg - Alejandro Tobier (Cuba)
74 kg - Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg - Yurieski Queralta (Cuba)
97 kg - Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg - Nicholas Gwiazdowski (USA)

Daton Fix Accolades

2019 Senior Freestyle Pan American Champion
2019 NCAA Runner-Up
2019 Big 12 Champion
2019 Senior Freestyle U.S. Open Champion
2018 Junior Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2017 Junior Freestyle World Champion
2017 OSSAA State Champion
2016 OSSAA State Champion
2016 Junior Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2016 Junior Freestyle UWW National Champion
2015 Cadet Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2015 OSSAA State Champion
2015 Junior Freestyle USAW National Champion
2015 Cadet Freestyle UWW National Champion
2015 Junior Freestyle UWW National Champion
2014 Cadet Freestyle USAW National Champion
2014 Cadet Folkstyle USAW National Champion
2014 OSSAA State Champion
2014 Youth Freestyle Olympic Silver Medalist
2014 Cadet Greco Pan American Champion
2014 Cadet Freestyle Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Greco Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle USAW National Champion
2013 Cadet Greco USAW National Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle UWW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Freestyle USAW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Greco USAW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Folkstyle USAW National Champion
2011 Schoolboy Greco USAW National Champion
2011 Schoolboy Freestyle USAW National Champion

Sand Springs hosts All-State wrestling, West wins both duals

Charles Page High School in Sand Springs hosted the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Duals Wednesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, and the Western squads defeated the East in both Large and Small classifications.

Sand Springs had one senior wrestler receive an All State commendation, but he was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury. Baker University-commit Scott Patton won thirty straight matches his senior year, finishing with a 31-2 record and 2nd Place medal at the State Tournament. Broken Arrow’s Diego Maturino filled in for Patton in the 160 pounds spot.

Overall, western athletes won fifteen matches, the east won nine, and two matches resulted in ties. The Large West squad coached by Duncan’s Bobby Cook won its dual 36-21 over the Eastern unit coached by Durant’s Jim Taylor.

The dual started with a 2-2 tie after a scoreless overtime period between David Boucher and Dominic Derr. Cameron Picklo got a payback win at 138 pounds with a 4-2 decision over State Champion Spencer Schickram, who he was pinned by at the State Tournament. Two-time State Champion Kobi Gomez won a 4-2 overtime decision against three-time State Finalist Gage Hight to tie the dual at 12-12.

The West won seven straight matches and Carson Savage clinched the dual with a fall at 195. The East evened things up a little bit with a decision at 220 and an upset at heavyweight. 6A State Runner-Up Caleb Orr pinned two-time 5A State Champion Josh Heindselman to wrap the night up.

The Small West company coached by Anadarko’s Craig Pruitt rolled to a 30-9 advantage before the East began to battle back. Wagoner coach Micco Charboneau rallied his boys to win their final four matches for a close 30-27 defeat.

The Small West won their first two matches and never trailed in the dual. Thaddeus Long and Logan Farrell battled to a 4-4 tie in a rematch of 4A State Finals. Wesley Scott picked up a fall for the East, then viewers were treated to yet another Finals rematch. Kobe Kizarr repeated his State Championship win with a 3-0 decision against Price Perrier to kick off a five-match win streak.

Alec McDoulett won 11-4 in a battle of State Runners-Up against Abel Perez and 3A State Runner-Up Tyler Lavey knocked off State Champion Luke Ahrberg 6-4. Nathan Ulmer kicked off the Eastern rally attempt by pinning Denver Dahlenburg. Teaguen Wilson had the chance to tie the dual with a pin in the final match, but had to settle for a 4-1 decision.

Prior to the dual, awards were presented to the coaches and wrestlers of the year in each classification.

Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Awards
Region 1 Coach of the Year - Brian Picklo (Mustang)
Region 2 Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
Region 3 Coach of the Year - Micco Charboneau (Wagoner)
Region 4 Coach of the Year - Michael Miller (Lawton MacArthur)
Region 5 Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
Region 6 Coach of the Year - Josh Cunningham (McAlester)
Region 7 Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
Region 8 Coach of the Year - J. Wesley Ruth (Del City)
3A Head Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
3A Assistant Coach of the Year - Keith Kizarr (Marlow)
4A Head Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
4A Assistant Coach of the Year - Bobby Williams (Tuttle)
5A Head Coach of the Year - Erik Ford (Piedmont)
5A Assistant Coach of the Year - Luke Brummett (Skiatook)
6A Head Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
6A Assistant Coach of the Year - Rod Jones (Broken Arrow)
Junior High Coach of the Year - Casy Rowell (Comanche)
Official of the Year - Danny Blackshear
3A Wrestler of the Year - Drake Barbee (Blackwell)
4A Wrestler of the Year - Thaddeus Long (McLain)
5A Wrestler of the Year - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)
6A Wrestler of the Year - Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
Wrestler of the Year (All Classes) - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)

Small West 30 Small East 27
113: Remington White (Walters) FALL Kaleb Harris (Sallisaw), 6-0.
120: Jaxon Miller (Comanche) 5-3 Luke Montgomery (Bristow), 9-0.
126: Logan Farrell (Tuttle) 4-4 Thaddeus Long (McLain), 12-3.
132: Wesley Scott (Pawnee) FALL Nikolas Gers (Blanchard), 12-9.
138: Kobey Kizarr (Marlow) 3-0 Price Perrier (Pawhuska), 15-9.
145: Stone Snodgrass (Kingfisher) 1-0 Alec Capehart (Sallisaw), 18-9.
152: Alec McDoulett (Little Axe) 11-4 Abel Perez (Catoosa), 21-9.
160: Tyler Lavey (Marlow) 6-4 Jacob Ahrberg (Cushing), 24-9.
170: Ethon Hamrick (Comanche) FALL Tyler Bingham (Tecumseh), 30-9.
182: Nathan Ulmer (Poteau) FALL Denver Dahlenburg (Hinton), 30-15.
195: Eriq Simpson (Cushing) FALL John Mark Holten (Anadarko), 30-21.
220: Drake Barbee (Blackwell) 7-4 Cameron Gregg (Pauls Valley), 30-24.
285: Teaguen Wilson (Perry) 4-1 Chase Merkey (Geary), 30-27.

Large West 36 Large East 21
113: David Boucher (Bartlesville) 2-2 Dominic Derr (Westmoore), 3-3.
120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville) 11-2 Jayston Cato (Carl Albert), 3-7.
126: Mitchell Lance (Piedmont) 4-0 Ty Nohelty (McAlester), 6-7.
132: Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow) TECH Kylon Burgert (Yukon), 6-12.
138: Cameron Picklo (Mustang) 4-2 Spencer Schickram (Ponca City), 9-12.
145: Kobi Gomez (Altus) 5-2 SV Gage Hight (Glenpool), 12-12.
152: Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial) FALL Ja’len Hernandez (Union), 18-12.
160: Hunter Jump (Duncan) 4-2 Diego Maturino (Broken Arrow), 21-12.
170: Zane Coleman (Choctaw) FALL Mason Seth (Muskogee), 27-12.
182: Christian Maldonado (Lawton MacArthur) DECISION Abram Arechiga (Ponca City), 30-12.
195: Carson Savage (Deer Creek) FALL Braxton Kearns (Glenpool), 36-12.
220: Tony Opichka (Choctaw) DECISION Matt Woods (Lawton MacArthur), 36-15.
285: Caleb Orr (Jenks) FALL Josh Heindselman (Piedmont), 36-21.

All-Americans Cody and Jack Karstetter to hold wrestling clinic in Sand Springs

Jack Karstetter celebrates after winning the 6A State Championship in 2017.

Jack Karstetter celebrates after winning the 6A State Championship in 2017.

“Coach Karstetter” ought to have a familiar ring to it by now. Alan Karstetter headed the Sandite wrestling team for 24 seasons, and now, two of his grandsons will be returning to their alma mater to do some coaching.

Brothers Cody and Jack Karstetter will be holding a wrestling clinic Monday, July 29th, at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. The two are CPHS alumni who have had extensive success at the high school, college, and international level in all three major styles of wrestling.

Cody Karstetter graduated CPHS in 2015 with a 117-27 career record, including 64 pins, 8 technical falls, and 12 major decisions. He won six tournament titles in his career, including the 6A-East Regional Championship. He won medals all four years at State, including second-place finishes in 2012 and 2015.

Cody has earned All-American status at the USAW National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota four times. He last competed in 2015 and took 6th place in Greco and 8th in Freestyle.

Cody owns a 38-10 college record and is entering his senior season at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was recruited out of high school by the University of North Carolina, then transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He took a medical redshirt at OU then spent at year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He placed 8th at the NJCAA National Championships in his lone season at NEO.

Jack Karstetter graduated in 2017 with a 107-16 record, including 38 falls, 10 technical falls, and 17 major decisions. He won nine tournaments in his career, including three Regional titles. He qualified for State three times, coming in second in 2016 and winning gold in 2017.

Jack is also a four-time Fargo All-American. In 2017 he placed 6th in Junior Greco and 8th in Freestyle. He also placed second in UWW Cadet Greco and earned silver at the Pan-American Championship in Lima, Peru in 2016.

Jack went 31-5 as a freshman at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before taking a year off. He won four tournaments and placed seventh at the NJCAA National Championships, helping the Golden Norsemen to a team title in 2018. He will return to the mat this winter at Labette Community College.

The three-hour Sand Springs clinic will be held Monday, July 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Charles Page High School wrestling facilities. It is open to the public at a cost of $20 per athlete.

Christian Forbes goes undefeated with Cadet Dual Team

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Charles Page High School sophomore Christian Forbes recently competed with the Oklahoma Cadet Dual team in Spokane, Washington. The Sandite went undefeated at 100 pounds, helping his state to a 15th place finish in Greco-Roman and an eighth-place finish in Freestyle.

In Freestyle Forbes defeated Montana State Champion Teegan Vasquez 9-4, Southern Plains Champion Sam Ewing 10-0, Iowa State Champion Ryder Block 20-17, and California State Champion Tyler Riley 10-0.

In Greco he defeated Texas State Champion Alec Robeson 13-2, and Utah State Champion Kaden Ercanbrack 12-2.

23 states sent 27 teams to the Freestyle tournament while 22 states sent 26 teams to compete in Greco. The top two were the same in both styles. Minnesota defeated Illinois 40-34 in Freestyle and 40-33 in Greco.

The Gopher State has made the finals three years running in Freestyle, but this was their first crown since 2010. They’ve won three out of the last four Greco tournaments. Oklahoma’s last Cadet Freestyle title came in 2008. They have yet to win in Greco Roman.

Oklahoma Freestyle Results
Oklahoma 66-7 Montana
Oklahoma 37-35 Missouri
Iowa 40-33 Oklahoma
California 51-25 Oklahoma
Illinois 48-27 Oklahoma
Georgia 47-28 Oklahoma
New Jersey 54-25 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Greco-Roman Results
Oklahoma 55-19 Texas
Illinois 66-10 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 47-29 Utah
Oklahoma 42-36 Kansas
California 47-28 Oklahoma
Indiana 45-30 Oklahoma
Michigan 45-32 Oklahoma
Minnesota 43-33 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 41-39 Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oklahoma Junior Dual Team wins Freestyle National Championship, Forbes goes 6-2

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One Sandite and one former Sandite recently competed on the Oklahoma Junior Dual teams in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. The Greco-Roman team placed fourth at the National Tournament, while the Freestyle Team won the National Title for the first time since 2015.

Christian Forbes will be a sophomore at Charles Page High School this coming year. Carter Young won State as a freshman at Sand Springs before transferring to Stillwater last season. Both are internationally-competitive athletes. In 2016 the two traveled to Medelin, Columbia to compete in the Pan-American Championship. Forbes took silver in both styles, while Young won gold in Freestyle and silver in Greco.

At this week’s Freestyle Dual tournament Forbes went 6-2 at 100 pounds, beating Arkansas State Champion Tristan Stafford 5-4, Ohio’s Zach Bellissimo 10-0, New Jersey’s John Hildebrandt 11-0, and Ohio State Champion Marlon Yarbrough 10-0. He also received two forfeits. His only losses were to Jore Volk and Daniel Sheen, who both went undefeated,

Young went undefeated 6-0 at 126 in Freestyle, beating two-time Arkansas State Champion Jacob Adams 12-0, New Jersey’s Nicholas Digiacomo 10-0, Ohio State Champion Jimmy Carmany 10-0, Minnesota State Champion Jake Svihel 14-3, and Illinois’s Brody Norman 10-0. He also received an injury forfeit from Ohio’s Camron Lacure.

Oklahoma made it to the Championship round for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. It was their fourth finals appearance of the past ten years. Illinois made it to the finals for the eighth time in the past decade. The Land of Lincoln won four-straight titles at the start of the decade, but has come up short four times since then, twice to Oklahoma.

The Okies beat Illinois 32-31, marking the second straight year that the finals have been decided by a single point. Oklahoma beat the defending Champions from Ohio and the returning Runners-Up from Minnesota en route to the Championship round.

Illinois had more fortune in Greco-Roman, where they won their third-straight title and eighth title since 2009. The dynastic program has only failed to make the finals once in the past eleven years in Greco-Roman. Oklahoma settled for fourth place after coming in Runner-Up last year.

Forbes went 4-0 in the 100-pound slot with one forfeit. He scored an 11-6 decision over Missouri’s Cael Keck and teched Yarbrough 10-0. His most notable win was a 5-2 decision over Iowa’s Brandon O’Brien, a 2016 Cadet Pan-American Champion.

Young went 1-1 in the 126-pound slot, which he shared with TJ Long. He defeated Nebraska’s Dyson Kunz 10-1, but fell 8-4 to Missouri’s Eli Rocha.

Oklahoma Junior Freestyle Results
Oklahoma Red 63-5 Arkansas
Oklahoma Red 58-11 Georgia Red
Oklahoma Red 58-8 Texas
Oklahoma Red 48-17 Ohio Blue
Oklahoma Red 44-23 New Jersey
Oklahoma Red 36-29 Ohio Red
Oklahoma Red 38-32 Minnesota Blue
Oklahoma Red 32-31 Illinois

Past Junior Freestyle Finals
2019 - Oklahoma 32-31 Illinois
2018 - Ohio 33-32 Minnesota
2017 - Minnesota 33-31 Illinois
2016 - Ohio 37-27 Illinois
2015 - Oklahoma 37-28 Illinois
2014 - Oklahoma 38-29 Minnesota
2013 - Illinois 38-24 Michigan
2012 - Illinois 36-22 Iowa
2011 - Illinois 47-12 Oklahoma
2010 - Illinois 38-24 Iowa
2009 - Ohio 35-22 New Jersey

Oklahoma Junior Greco Results
Oklahoma 52-16 Tennessee
Oklahoma 53-17 Nebraska Red
Oklahoma 45-23 Missouri
Oklahoma 42-25 Ohio
Oklahoma 42-25 Iowa
Minnesota Blue 47-21 Oklahoma
California Blue 45-25 Oklahoma

Past Junior Greco Finals
2019 - Illinois 46-21 Minnesota
2018 - Illinois 44-21 Oklahoma
2017 - Illinois 41-21 Minnesota
2016 - Minnesota 42-21 Illinois
2015 - Illinois 40-22 Minnesota
2014 - Michigan 36-29 Oklahoma
2013 - Illinois 37-28 Michigan
2012 - Illinois 32-26 Michigan
2011 - Illinois 40-17 Wisconsin
2010 - Wisconsin 34-26 Illinois
2009 - Illinois 34-27 Florida

Daton Fix punches ticket to Kazakhstan with Senior World Team

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Oklahoma State University redshirt sophomore and Charles Page High School alumnus Daton Fix is no stranger to international competition, and in September he’ll get to add one more country to his resume.

The four-time undefeated high school State Champion is coming off an impressive freshman campaign in which he won the Big 12 Championship and came in runner-up at the NCAA Tournament.

Last week he won a best-of-three series with Thomas Gilman to secure his spot on the Senior Freestyle World Team for the first time. Gilman is a Big Ten Champion from the University of Iowa and the defending World Team member with a 2017 Silver medal under his belt. He bested Fix 6-3 and 2-1 at the 2018 Final X.

Fix beat Gilman 8-4 at the U.S. Open in April to qualify for Final X. Gilman won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May to earn a Final X rematch.

The first match was a landslide for Fix as he majored Gilman 9-1, but the Hawkeye came back with a 3-2 win in the second round. Fix scored a takedown with 24 seconds left in match three for a 6-3 win.

The Senior World Championship will be held September 14-22 in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Daton Fix International Resume
Bronze - 2018 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Trnava, Slovakia
DNP - 2017 U23 World Freestyle Championship - Bydgoszcz, Poland
Gold - 2017 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Tampere, Finland
Bronze - 2016 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Macon, France
DNP - 2016 Gran Premio De Espana - Madrid, Spain
Bronze - 2015 Cadet World Freestyle Championship - Sarajevo, Bosnia
Silver - 2014 Youth Freestyle Olympic Games - Nanjing, China
DNP - 2014 Cadet World Freestyle Championship - Snina, Slovakia
Gold - 2014 Cadet Pan American Greco-Roman Championship - Recife, Brazil
Gold - 2014 Cadet Pan American Freestyle Championship - Recife, Brazil
Gold - 2013 Cadet Pan American Greco-Roman Championship - Medellin, Columbia
Gold - 2013 Cadet Pan American Freestyle Championship - Medellin, Columbia

Sand Springs wrestling club places second at OKUSA State Championship

Every great high school wrestling team depends on a solid feeder program to recruit kids, teach them the fundamentals, and keep them practiced and prepared for the day they’re old enough to try and crack the varsity lineup.

There are approximately ninety clubs registered with Oklahoma USA Wrestling. These clubs not only serve as the backbone for the 151 high school teams in the state, but they also develop the All-Americans, World Team members, and Olympians of the future.

For four months a year students participate in Folkstyle, the purely American style that high schools and colleges compete in. The rest of the year is dedicated to Freestyle and Greco-Roman, the two Olympic styles that the international community wrestles.

Sand Springs has had raging success in recent years with their Team Big wrestling club. The Sandites have crowned State, National, Pan-American, and World Champions in multiple age groups. They are frequently among the top-scoring teams in Oklahoma competitions.

In 2019 Team Big decided to rebrand under its original name from the 1980s – the Keystone Kids. The club features two former NCAA All-American coaches in Jarrod Patterson and TeDon Fleischman, as well as Chris Forbes, Kyle Waag, and a large community of volunteers with extensive wrestling experience.

The Keystone Kids placed second overall at the OKUSA Freestyle/Greco State Tournament last month with 348.5 team points, right behind Broken Arrow’s J4 Wrestling Club with 356. They placed first in Bantam Greco-Roman.

Christian Forbes, Grady Mittasch, Mason Harris, and Carter Young won Freestyle State titles, while Elijah Pagonis, Matthew Moore, and Abraham Flores won Greco-Roman titles. Gavin Wallace was the only Keystone Kid to win State in both styles, outscoring his opponents 58-0.

The next competition opportunity for the Keystone Kids is the Southern Plains Regional tournament coming up this weekend in Mulvane, Kansas.

Team State Champions
Junior Greco – J4 – 49.0
Junior Freestyle - Tiger Wrestling Club – 148.0
Cadet Greco – Matrix Grappling – 89.5
Cadet Freestyle – Threestyle Wrestling – 142.0
Schoolboy Greco – Cowboy Wrestling Club – 53.5
Schoolboy Freestyle – Cowboy Wrestling Club – 91.5
Novice Greco – Team Tulsa WC – 46.0
Novice Freestyle – Team Tulsa WC – 72.5
Intermediate Greco – Prodigy – 63.0
Intermediate Freestyle – Prodigy – 75.7
Bantam Greco – Keystone Kids – 24.0
Bantam Freestyle – Moore Lions – 42.5

Keystone Kids Season Results

C. Zayden Anderson
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 49lbs – 3rd

Mason Denison
- National Team Qualifier Intermediate FS 71lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Intermediate FS 71lbs – 2nd

Nash Denison
- National Team Qualifier Bantam FS 49lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 49lbs – 2nd
- Catoosa Bantam FS 53lbs – 3rd

Bryce Fisher
- Regional Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st

Abraham Flores
- State Schoolboy FS 130lbs – 4th
- State Schoolboy GR 130lbs – 1st
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 136lbs – 1st
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 130lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 125lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 125lbs – 2nd

Adrian Flores
- State Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 3rd
- Regional Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 3rd
- Regional Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 2nd
- Bixby Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 1st
- Bixby Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 1st

Christian Forbes
- State Cadet FS 106lbs – 1st

Kaden Glass
- State Cadet FS 182lbs – 2nd

Mason Harris
- State Schoolboy FS 250lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier FS 250lbs – 1st

Parker Ingram
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 59lbs – 4th

Chris Kirby
- Sand Springs Junior FS 170lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Junior GR 170lbs – 4th

Colton Lambert
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 43lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Bantam GR 45th – 3rd

Christian McCutcheon
- State Junior FS 170lbs – 2nd
- State Junior GR 170lbs – 4th
- Regional Junior FS 170lbs – 1st
- Regional Junior GR 170lbs – 1st

Grady Mittasch
- State Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy GR 87lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 90lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Schoolboy GR 90lbs – 2nd

Samuel Moore
- State Intermediate GR 63lbs – 3rd
- Owasso Intermediate FS 67lbs – 4th
- Owasso Intermediate GR 67lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 63lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 67lbs – 1st

Matthew Moore
- State Novice FS 78lbs – 2nd
- State Novice GR 78lbs – 1st
- Owasso Novice FS 78lbs – 4th
- Owasso Novice GR 78lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Novice FS 78lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Novice GR 78lbs – 1st

Jesse Moore
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 106lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 106lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 106lbs – 1st

Elijah Pagonis
- State Bantam FS 53lbs – 2nd
- State Bantam GR 53lbs – 1st

Jayden Pait
- Catoosa Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 2nd

Kai Shultz
- National Team Qualifier Cadet GR 113lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 120lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Cadet GR 120lbs – 2nd
- Catoosa Cadet FS 126lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet GR 132lbs – 1st

Hudson Sheppard
- State Novice FS 108lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Novice FS 108lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Novice GR 108lbs – 2nd

Tradis Sheppard
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 145lbs – 4th

Jaxon Trotter
- Bixby Schoolboy FS 110lbs – 1st
- Bixby Schoolboy GR 110lbs – 1st

Scout Trotter
- Regional Schoolboy FS 110lbs – 5th
- Regional Schoolboy GR 110lbs – 4th

Karson Waag
- State Bantam FS 43lbs –3rd
- State Bantam GR 43lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Bantam FS – 1st
- Sand Springs Bantam GR – 2nd

Gavin Wallace
- State Intermediate FS 71lbs – 1st
- State Intermediate GR 71lbs – 1st
- Regional Intermediate FS 77 lbs – 1st
- Regional Intermediate GR 71lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 71lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 77lbs – 1st
- Catoosa Intermediate FS 67lbs – 1st
- Catoosa Intermediate GR 67lbs – 3rd
- Bixby Intermediate FS 67lbs – 1st
- Bixby Intermediate GR 67lbs – 1st

Cameron White
- State Schoolboy FS 114lbs – 3rd
- State Schoolboy GR 114 lbs – 2nd
- Regional Schoolboy FS 119lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy GR 119lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 114lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 114lbs – 2nd

Ethan White
- State Cadet FS 145lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet FS 152lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet GR 152lbs – 4th

Brendon Wiseley
- Sand Springs Junior FS 126lbs – 2nd

Shane Wolf
- State Cadet FS 100lbs – 5th
- Regional Cadet FS 106lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 106lbs – 4th

Corbin Wooley
- Regional Intermediate GR 71lbs – 4th
- Owasso Intermediate FS 82lbs – 3rd
- Owasso Intermediate GR 84lbs – 3rd
- National Team Qualifier Intermediate FS 71lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 71lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 77lbs – 3rd

Carter Young
- State Junior FS 132lbs – 1st

Tournament Schedule
6/5 - Pan-American Junior Championships, Guatemala City, Guatemala
6/7 - Southern Plains Regional Championship, Mulvane, KS
6/8 - Final X Senior World Team Trials, Piscatway, NJ
6/11 - USAW 16U National Duals, Spokane, WA
6/12 - USAW 14U National Duals, Indianapolis, IN
6/15 - Final X Senior World Team Trials, Lincoln, NE
6/18 - USAW Junior National Duals, Tulsa, OK
6/20 - USAW 14U Girls National Duals, Tulsa, OK
6/27 - USAW Kids Nationals, Wisconsin Dells, WI
6/28 - Pan-American Cadet Championships, Morelia, Mexico
7/12 - USAW Junior National Championships, Fargo, ND
7/29 - Cadet World Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria
7/29 - AAU Girls Junior Olympic Games, Greensboro, NC
8/12 - Junior World Championships, Tallinn, Estonia
9/14 - Senior World Championships, Astana, Kazakhstan

Two Sandites headed to NCAA Softball Super Regionals, and other alumni updates

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The No. 13 ranked Oklahoma State University Cowgirl Softball team (42-14) won its first Regional Championship since 2011 Saturday afternoon, squeezing out a 2-1 come-from-behind Finals win over No. 25 Tulsa (37-20). The Pokes also won 3-1 against the West Coast Conference Champions from BYU (30-26) and beat Tulsa 13-10 in their first meeting of the tournament.

The Cowgirl roster includes two former Sand Springs standouts in sophomore Sydney Pennington and senior Mallory Goodman.

Pennington played third base throughout the three-game tournament, recording two put outs and eight assists. At the plate she was 2-of-10 with 2 runs and 1 RBI, hitting a solo homer in the top of the second inning in the first game against Tulsa. 

Pennington is .250 on the season with 30 runs, 42 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 10 homers, 33 RBI, a .482 slugging average, .314 on-base-percentage, and a .948 fielding average. In her career she’s .277 with 57 runs, 102 hits, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 17 homers, and 76 RBI.

Goodman hasn’t seen any action this season, but she’s .241 in her career with 17 runs, 28 hits, 5 doubles, 3 homers, a .362 slugging average, and .343 on-base-percentage.

The Pokes will return to action Thursday and Friday against the defending National Champions from No. 4 Florida State (54-8) at the Tallahassee Super Regional. Game times are 6:00 p.m. CT Thursday, 2:00 p.m. CT Friday, and 11:00 a.m. CT Saturday (if necessary). Thursday and Saturday’s games will be on ESPN and Friday’s game will be on ESPN2.

Other softball news…

Central Christian College senior Breanna Bill batted .271 this season with a .388 slugging average, 23 runs, 35 hits, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run, 11 RBI, and 8 sacrifices. The Tigers went 16-38 overall and 8-28 in the SAC.

1983 grad Randall King led the Broken Arrow High School Slow Pitch Softball team to a 23-9 record, Class 6A No. 5 ranking, and State Tournament appearance.

2011 grad Joely Rogers finished her first season as Pitching Coach at Coffeyville Community College, helping the Ravens to a 7-34 record.

Sophomore Jessica Collins batted .284 with a .327 on-base percentage, .561 slugging average, 32 runs, 42 hits, 5 doubles, 12 home runs, and 33 RBI at Connors State College as the Cowgirls went 16-31 overall and 11-22 in conference. She went 1-5 on the mound, throwing 5 strikeouts in 34 innings with a 9.34 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.

Northeastern State University went 28-27 overall and 14-12 in conference. Junior Jessica Schuler batted .297 with 29 runs, 47 hits, 33 RBI, 14 doubles, 5 homers, a .481 slugging average, .386 on-base percentage, and a .991 fielding percentage.

Junior Kennedy “Goose” Salyers finished the season .234 at the plate with 5 runs, 11 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI, a .255 slugging average, and a .250 on-base percentage at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Savage Storm went 29-28 overall and 25-19 in conference.

Baseball

Rhett Rutledge is playing NCAA Division I baseball at Florida International University in his junior year, following a two-year stent at Northern Oklahoma College. He currently owns a .250 batting average and .300 slugging average on the season with five hits, seven runs, and one RBI, with a .905 fielding percentage. The Panthers are 22-29 overall and will return to action Thursday with a three-day three-game home series against Louisiana Tech.

Sophomores Mack Thompson and Treyce Tolbert saw action on a 24-22 Rose State College baseball team, the school’s best record since 2013. Thompson ended the season with a .879 fielding percentage, .337 batting average, .413 on-base percentage, and .402 slugging average, recording 31 hits, 6 doubles, 20 runs, and 16 RBI. Tolbert finished with a .909 fielding percentage, .297 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, and .436 slugging average, with 30 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 17 runs, and 19 RBI.

Berryhill grad and native Sandite Jacob Bailey is seeing reduced duty with the Seminole State baseball team. He is 1-0 on the mound in 3.2 innings pitched with a 0.0 ERA and 6 strikeouts. Last season he was 6-1 for a 4.14 ERA. Seminole went 39-14 this season.

University of Oklahoma sophomore Jake Terry has pitched two innings this season and thrown one strikeout. His career ERA stands at 7.53. The Sooners are 31-20 overall and 9-12 in Big 12 action. They will play a three-game Red River Rivalry series this week to conclude the regular season.

CPHS Class of 1981 grad Mike Moore is Head Baseball Coach at Jay High School, and recently wrapped up the season with an 18-14 record.

Basketball

University of Central Oklahoma freshman Colt Savage scored 84 points with 25 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the Men’s Basketball team this past season, helping the Broncos to an 11-17 record. He shot 55.6% on field goals, 50% on three-pointers, and 90% on free throws.

Football

Sophomore Jacob Taber and the Fort Hays State University football team earned their second-straight MIAA Conference Title with a 9-3 overall record and 6-0 undefeated performance on their home turf. Taber played in all twelve games, recording 4 total tackles.

Jerry Lyons didn’t see any action his freshman year at Southwestern College football, but the Moundbuilders finished the season 6-5 overall and 5-5 in conference.

Payton Scott took a redshirt his freshman year at the University of Central Oklahoma, but the football team went 8-4 overall, 7-4 in conference, and won the Heart of Texas Bowl.

Golf

University of Denver golfer Carson Griggs cracked the starting lineup this season as a true freshman and helped his team to a Summit League Conference Championship with a sixth place finish out of 44 golfers. The Pioneers concluded their season Wednesday with a 12th place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional.

Griggs placed 54th out of 96 at the Ram Masters Invitational, helping his team to a 4th place finish. He was first on his team and 13th out of 100 at the William H. Tucker Invitational. He was second on his team and 31st of 84 at the Bayou City Collegiate Tournament. He placed 30th of 90 at the Ping Cougar Classic, 67th of 75 at Regionals, 68th of 72 at the Paintbrush Invitational, 84th of 112 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, and 101st of 120 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Classic. 

Rowing

University of Oklahoma senior Hannah Hammond was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team.

Soccer

1991 grad Roger Bush led the Oral Roberts University Women to an 8-12 record. Junior Brooklyn Eardley played eight games and recorded one assist.

1999 grad Ryan Bush led the Oral Roberts University Men to a 6-7-3 record.

2012 grad Tyler McIntosh led the Midwest City Boys to a 2-12 record.

2010 grad Aaron McIntosh led the Mingo Valley Boys to a Heartland Christian Athletic Association Conference Championship in his first year as Head Coach.

Junior Kayla Foster played seven games this past season at Missouri University of Science and Technology, scoring one goal and one assist. The Miners went 4-11-1 overall and 3-9-1 in conference.

Megan Deshazo (sophomore) and Emma Peak (freshman) helped the Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa) team to an 8-7-1 overall record and 7-5-1 conference performance this season. Deshazo was named Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year and made the NJCAA All-Region team, leading the team in total scoring with eight goals and three assists. Deshazo is signed to play for Southwestern Christian University next season. Peak scored one goal and two assists.

Oklahoma City University freshman Abigail Banks only got to play one game this season, due to sharing the lineup with an All-Conference goalie. The Stars went 11-3-2 overall and 6-1-1 for second in conference.

Redlands Community College and sophomore Brooklyn Turner went 9-6-2 this season. Turner saw action in twelve games.

Tennis

Assistant Coach Peter McCorkle (C/o 2005) helped the Oral Roberts men’s team to a 6-12

Track and Field

Colby Community College freshman Ian Baustert finished 27th in the 800 meter run at the NJCAA Region VI Track Championships with a time of 2:09.10 last week. Earlier this season he set 4:28.77 PR in the 1500.

Grand Canyon University sophomore Cheyenne Walden finished the season 6th in the 3K Steeplechase in 11:12.13 and 23rd in the 5K run in 18:47.24 at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Over the course of the season she set PRs of 4:45.56 in the 1500 run, 5:22.13 in the one-mile, 10:17.49 in the 3k, 17:10.40 in the 5K, and 10:54.11 in the 3K Steeple. She also won the NAU Friday Night Duals one-mile run in the season-opener, placed second in the 3K Steeple at the Aztec Invitational, and broke the school’s 5K record.

Volleyball

Kansas State sophomore Gloria Mutiri had a remarkable season this past fall, earning a multitude of accolades. She was twice named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, made the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, and was a second team All-Big 12 selection. The American Volleyball Coaches Association selected her for the All-Midwest Region First Team, named her Midwest Freshman of the Year, and gave her an All-American Honorable Mention.

Mutiri finished the season with 271 kills, 3 assists, 15 aces, 192 digs, and 67 blocks in 98 sets. The Wildcats went 15-12 overall and 5-11 in Big 12 action. They will be taking a nine-day trip to Brazil later this month to play a series of exhibition matches in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Labette freshman Kylie Taylor recorded 2 assists, 2 aces, and 44 digs in 34 sets, helping the Cardinals to an 8-22 record.

Wrestling

Oklahoma State redshirt freshman Daton Fix won the first 26 matches of his career and went 35-2 overall this season, picking up titles at the Oklahoma City Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Southern Scuffle, and the Big 12 Conference Tournament. His only losses came to All-Americans and he placed second at the NCAA Tournament.

UCO redshirt junior Cody Karstetter went 1-0 in his debut season with the Bronchos, winning an 8-3 decision in a dual with Fort Hays State.

Class of 2019 signs 23 college letters of intent

Nine more athletes from the Charles Page High School Class of 2019 signed collegiate letters of intent recently, bringing the school’s grand total to 23 thus far. Six baseball players, five softball players, four track and field athletes, three basketball players, two football players, one wrestler, one cheerleader, and one tennis player are headed to the next level.

Riley Weir signed to wrestle with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami. The community college competes in the NJCAA and owns three team National Titles. They finished last season second in the National Tournament under Head Coach Joe Renfro (174-34-3).

Weir missed the post-season of his senior year due to injury, but finished his high school career as a two-time State Champion with a 108-34 record, 49 pins, 10 technical falls, and 16 major decisions. He also holds the school record for fastest technical fall at 1:48.

Aden Baughman signed with the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and will compete at the NCAA Division I level in track and field and cross country in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons placed fourth at their recent Conference meet

Baughman holds twenty individual titles, including two 6A State Championships in the 800-meter run. He holds personal records of 49.12 in the 300 hurdles, 50.13 in the 400 dash, 1:53.16 in the 800, 4:30.42 in the 1600, and 10:48.89 in the 3200.

Mitchell Mefford signed with the Oral Roberts University Track and Field Team and will be throwing Discus and Shot Put. Mefford ended his high school career with four Discus titles, including the 6A State Championship, and a personal best mark of 159’01.00”. In Shot Put his PR is 41’10.50.”

ORU is a private university in Tulsa, competing at the NCAA Division I level in the Summit League conference. The men’s team placed fourth in this season’s Conference Meet. They are led by Joe Dial in 24th year as Head Coach.

Jacob Smith signed with Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Smith will run track and cross country with the Bees, competing in the NAIA Sun Conference. Smith holds a 3200 meter PR of 10:22.07 and a 1600 PR of 4:39.94. He holds two individual track titles.

Sara Abbet signed with the track and cross country teams at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Abbet holds personal records of 3:12.32 in the 800, 6:28.9 in the 1600, 13:49.23 in the 3200, and 23:21.6 in the 5K. SNU is led by 15th-year Head Coach Billy Miller and competes at the NCAA Division 2 level in the Great American Conference.

Ben Banker signed with the Eastern Oklahoma State College baseball team, joining teammates John Miller and Tyler Ash, who signed earlier this year. Banker finished his high school pitching career with a 2.03 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 7-2 record in 51.2 innings.

EOSC is a public community college in Wilburton competing in the NJCAA. Matt Parker (349-133) took the reigns this year after seven winning seasons at Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Mountaineers just finished the season with a 24-22 record, falling in the first round of the Region Two playoffs.

Abbie White signed with the Northern Oklahoma College Cheer team. NOC is a public community college in Tonkawa. The Mavericks are coached by Karri Morrill in her twelfth season. In February they won the Small Two-Year College Co-Ed Title at the United Spirit Association Collegiate Championships in Anaheim, California.

JT Bristow recently signed to play football at Lyon College. Lyon is a private Presbyterian college in Batesville, Arkansas, competing in the NAIA and American Midwest Conference. The Scots went 4-7 last season under first-year head coach Casey Creehan. Primarily an offensive lineman, Bristow also recorded 22 tackles and one offensive fumble recovery last season.

Logan Bateman recently signed with the Oklahoma Baptist University tennis team. Bateman is a #1 Singles State Qualifier, with a season-best performance of second place at the Bartlesville Invitational. OBU is a private NCAA Division Two university in Shawnee, competing in the Great American Conference. The Bison went 6-13 this season in duals, led by first-year head coach Jason Proctor.

SEE RELATED:
CPHS Baseball: Kyler Copeland signs with College of the Ozarks
CPHS Baseball: Cal Watkins signs with Seminole State College
CPHS Baseball: Cale Savage signs with Northern Oklahoma College
CPHS Baseball: Tyler Ash & John Miller sign with Eastern Oklahoma State College
CPHS Softball: Madelyn Blair signs with University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
CPHS Softball: Cameron Clemons signs with Northeastern State University
CPHS Softball: Elizabeth Luttrell signs with Cowley County College
CPHS Softball: Kimi Presnell signs with Rogers State University
CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber signs with Missouri State University
CPHS Basketball: Destiny Johnson signs with University of Tulsa
CPHS Basketball: Holly Kersgieter signs with University of Kansas
CPHS Basketball: Isabella Regalado signs with Northeastern State University
CPHS Football: Caden Pennington commits to Northeastern State University

OSU Wrestling: Daton Fix finishes freshman season as NCAA Finalist and All-American

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Sand Springs native Daton Fix added another pair of impressive accolades to his ever-growing resume Saturday. The Oklahoma State University redshirt freshman earned All-American status with a second-place finish at the NCAA Wrestling Tournament.

Fix was a four-time undefeated State Champion at Charles Page High School and recently won the Big 12 title at 133 pounds.

In the NCAA finals he fell 4-2 in sudden victory overtime to Nick Suriano, who he has a longstanding rivalry with.

Suriano shares a nearly identical resume with the Cowboy. Four-time undefeated New Jersey Champion, Big Ten Champion, and NCAA finalist. Both have spent time ranked first in the nation throughout high school and college, and now they have a split 2-2 record.

Fix won their first meeting in an ultimate tie-breaker at the 2014 Cadet National finals, but Suriano paid it back later that year. The Jersey wrestler scored a takedown 26 minutes into overtime for a 3-1 win at the FloWrestling Who’s Number One event. The two set the all-time record for longest high school match at 32:12.

Five years later, Fix took the lead in the series in a dual between Oklahoma State and Rutgers in January. He got the win in overtime after Suriano was penalized for hands to the face.

Saturday’s bout went the way of the first three. Each wrestler scored a single escape in regulation and went scoreless in the first sudden victory period. Fix took a 2-1 lead with a stalling point in the second tiebreaker, but Suriano got the escape in the final moments to force another overtime. Finally, Suriano scored a takedown for the win.

The match was not without controversy. Fix fans objected to a stalemate call in overtime that led to Suriano’s escape, and wanted a penalty on Suriano for contact with Fix’s headgear moments before the takedown. On the other side of the fence, Suriano backers criticized Fix’s lack of aggression, believing he should have been called for stalling on multiple occasions.

Fix started the season 21-0 with a 26-straight win streak dating back to his 2018 redshirt season, and ended with a 35-2 overall record. He had the second-best win percentage (.945) at 133 pounds, trailing only third-place finisher Stevan Micic (19-1), and the second-most total wins, trailing only DJ Fehlman (36-8).

In addition to his Big 12 title, Fix also won the Oklahoma City Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions, and the Southern Scuffle. His only loss besides Suriano was to ACC Champion Micky Phillippi (21-4), who was eliminated one round-short of All-American status. He defeated five of the eight 133-pound All-Americans this season, including Suriano, Luke Pletcher, Austin DeSanto, John Erneste, and Ethan Lizak.

Fix was the tenth Oklahoma State freshman to make it to the NCAA finals. He had the best NCAA finish for an OSU freshman since 2003, and he is the 38th All-American freshman in OSU history.

Oklahoma State placed third in team standings with 84 points, trailing Penn State (137.5) and Ohio State (96.5). Iowa finished fourth with 76. The Pokes didn’t crown any champions, but had five All-Americans in Fix (2nd), Derek White (2nd), Preston Weigel (3rd), Nick Piccininni (5th), and Dakota Greer (7th).

The Pokes went 15-0 in dual action and won their seventh-straight Big 12 Title. They will graduate three of their nine NCAA qualifiers, including Weigel and White.

Per usual, the Pokes will bring in a solid recruiting class next season, including
132 No. 4 Reece Witcraft, two-time State Champion from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
132 Colt Newton, three-time State Finalist from Choctaw, Oklahoma.
152 Chance McLane, three-time State Champion from Bozeman, Montana.
160 No. 2 Brevin Balmeceda, three-time State Champion from South Dade, Florida.
160 No. 11 Dan Manibog, three-time State Champion from Katy, Texas.
170 Cade Lindsey, State Champion from Derby, Kansas.
182 Triston Wills, two-time State Champion from Derby, Kansas.


2019 NCAA All-Americans

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1st - Spencer Lee (Iowa)
2nd - Jack Mueller (Virginia)
3rd - Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern)
4th - Vitali Arujau (Cornell)
5th - Nicholas Piccininni (Oklahoma State)
6th - Pat Glory (Princeton)
7th - RayVon Foley (Michigan State)
8th - Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State)

141
1st - Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell)
2nd - Joey McKenna (Ohio State)
3rd - Jaydin Eierman (Missouri)
4th - Dom Demas (Oklahoma)
5th - Nick Lee (Penn State)
6th - Mitch McKee (Minnesota)
7th - Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven)
8th - Chad Red (Nebraska)

157
1st - Jason Nolf (Penn State)
2nd - Tyler Berger (Nebraska)
3rd - Alec Pantaleo (Michigan)
4th - Hayden Hidlay (NC State)
5th - Kaleb Young (Iowa)
6th - Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)
7th - Christian Pagdilao (Arizona State)
8th - Larry Early (Old Dominion)

174
1st - Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
2nd - Mark Hall (Penn State)
3rd - Myles Amine (Michigan)
4th - Daniel Lewis (Missouri)
5th - David McFadden (Virginia Tech)
6th - Mikey Labriola (Nebraska)
7th - Jordan Kutler (Lehigh)
8th - Devin Skatzka (Minnesota)

197
1st - Bo Nickal (Penn State)
2nd - Kollin Moore (Ohio State)
3rd - Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State)
4th - Patrick Brucki (Princeton)
5th - Josh Hokit (Fresno State)
6th - William Miklus (Iowa State)
7th - Jacob Warner (Iowa)
8th - Benjamin Honis (Cornell)

133
1st - Nick Suriano (Rutgers)
2nd - Daton Fix (Oklahoma State)
3rd - Stevan Micic (Michigan)
4th - Luke Pletcher (Ohio State)
5th - Austin DeSanto (Iowa)
6th - John Erneste (Missouri)
7th - Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
8th - Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

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1st - Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)
2nd - Micah Jordan (Ohio State)
3rd - Austin O’Connor (North Carolina)
4th - Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
5th - Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton)
6th - Brock Mauller (Missouri)
7th - Jarrett Degen (Iowa State)
8th - Pat Lugo (Iowa)

165
1st - Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech)
2nd - Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)
3rd - Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven)
4th - Evan Wick (Wisconsin)
5th - Isaiah White (Nebraska)
6th - Joshua Shields (Arizona State)
7th - Alex Marinelli (Iowa)
8th - Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa)

184
1st - Drew Foster (Northern Iowa)
2nd - Maxwell Dean (Cornwell)
3rd - Myles Martin (Ohio State)
4th - Ryan Preisch (Lehigh)
5th - Emery Parker (Illinois)
6th - Chip Ness (North Carolina)
7th - Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)
8th - Zachary Zavatsky (Virginia Tech)

285
1st - Anthony Cassar (Penn State)
2nd - Derek White (Oklahoma State)
3rd - Gabe Steveson (Minnesota)
4th - Jordan Woods (Lehigh)
5th - Amar Dhesi (Oregon State)
6th - Youssif Hemida (Maryland)
7th - Matt Stencel (Central Michigan)
8th - Trent Hillger (Wilsconsin)

CPHS Wrestling: Scott Patton named to All-State East Team, Sand Springs to host

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Charles Page High School senior Scott Patton was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All State Wrestling Team Tuesday. He will compete on the Large East team in a dual on July 24th.

Patton went 7-2 as a freshman and placed fifth at the Jay Hancock Memorial. He didn’t compete his sophomore year but earned a starting spot and a 28-20 record as a junior. That year he placed sixth at the Perry Tournament of Champions, 20th at the Kansas City Stampede, fourth at the Bobby Lyons Invitational, and fourth at the Regional Championship.

Patton’s senior year was a dream. He had the best record on the team at 31-2 and won thirty-consecutive matches. He led the team in reversals, was second in takedowns and match points, and fourth in team points. He placed third at Perry, won the Cushing Tiger Invitational, the Jerry Billings Invitational, and the Regional Championship, and placed second at the State Tournament.

His only losses this season were to two-time Kansas State Champion Montez Robinson and two-time Oklahoma State Champion Drake Vannoy. He went 2-1 against Vannoy this season, beating him in a dual and in the Regional finals.

In his career Patton went 66-24 with 24 falls, 3 tech falls, 15 major decisions, 124 takedowns, 175 nearfall points, 61 reversals, and 622 match points.

The All State dual will be held Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Ed Dubie Field House in Sand Springs. Patton will meet Duncan’s Hunter Jump (137-15), a two-time State Champion and four-time Finalist at the 5A level.

Large East Roster
Head Coach: Jim Taylor (Durant)
113: David Boucher (Bartlesville)
120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville)
126: Ty Nohelty (McAlester)
132: Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow)
138: Spencer Schickram (Ponca City)
145: Gage Hight (Glenpool)
152: Ja’Len Hernandez (Union)
160: Scott Patton (Sand Springs)
170: Isaac Strain (Tahlequah)
182: Talon Borror (Coweta)
195: Elijah Tomlin (Union)
220: Korbin McLaughlin (Skiatook)
285: Caleb Orr (Jenks)


Large West Roster
Head Coach: Bobby Cook (Duncan)
113: Dominic Derr (Westmoore)
120: Jayston Cato (Carl Albert)
126: Mitchell Lance (Piedmont)
132: Colt Newton (Choctaw)
138: Cameron Picklo (Mustang)
145: Kobi Gomez (Altus)
152: Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial)
160: Hunter Jump (Duncan)
170: Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
182: Christian Maldonado (Lawton MacArthur)
195: Carson Savage (Deer Creek)
220: Jake McCoy (Edmond North)
285: Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)

NCAA Wrestling: Daton Fix wins Big 12 Championship, earns No. 1 seed at NCAAs

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Charles Page High School graduate and Oklahoma State University red-shirt freshman Daton Fix (30-1) is headed to the NCAA National Wrestling Championship next week in Pittsburgh, and he got a huge vote of confidence from the seeding committee on Wednesday.

Fix earned the No. 1 seed after winning the Big 12 Conference Championship last weekend in Tulsa. The Big 12 is the second-best represented conference at the tournament with 62 qualifiers.

The Sandite pinned Rylee Molitor in 6:01, and defeated No. 16 Matthew Schmitt 6-1, No. 12 Montorie Bridges 4-2, and No. 29 Gary Joint 7-3 at the Big 12 Tournament, helping the Pokes to their seventh-straight team title. He was one of six Cowboys to earn individual gold.

The NCAAs are a double-elimination tournament with 33 qualifiers per weight class. The top eight finishers will earn All-American status. The first two rounds of the tournament will be held Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals and semis on Friday, and the Championship rounds Saturday night.

In his first match, Fix will take on the winner of No. 32 Devan Turner vs. No. 33 Zack Trampe. He already has wins over eleven 133-pound NCAA Qualifiers, including the defending Champ, No. 3 Nick Suriano (24-3).

Fix’s biggest challengers are both on the opposite side of the bracket. He only beat Suriano in an overtime tie-breaker with a controversial hands-to-the-face penalty. No. 2 Stevan Micic (14-0) is undefeated and also has a 3-2 win over Suriano but is wrestling injured and defaulted his last three matches of the Big Ten Tournament.

No. 7 Austin DeSanto (18-4), No. 13 Austin Gomez (21-5), and Bridges (29-8) are all tough competitors who lost to Fix by two points or less. Gomez and Bridges are both on Fix’s side of the bracket, as is No. 4 Mickey Phillipi (19-2) who upset Fix 3-1 and Suriano 11-3.

Fix’s ranked wins include:

  • No. 3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) 3-2 TB.

  • No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) 6-1.

  • No. 7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) 2-0.

  • No. 8 John Erneste (Missouri) 9-2.

  • No. 12 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) 4-2, 3-0.

  • No. 14 Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 5-4, 6-3.

  • No. 16 Matthew Schmitt (West Virginia) 6-1, 8-2.

  • No. 17 Sean Nickel (CSU Bakersfield) 18-3, 3:56.

  • No. 18 Gary Wayne Harding (North Carolina) 10-2.

  • No. 20 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) 7-1.

  • No. 29 Gary Joint (Fresno State) 7-3.

CPHS Wrestling: 2018-2019 Season Rewind and Statistics

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In a season filled with adversity, the Sandites got a good look at the resiliency of their program. For the second straight year the Minutemen took tough losses but found ways to reload and make another solid run at the gold.

University of Oklahoma All American Jarrod Patterson took over a program that had finished top-four in the state six years running. The season didn’t end on a strong note, but it started hot and was an exciting ride with a 15-5 dual record, a District title, and a lot of wins along the way.

The Charles Page wrestlers won their first five duals of the year before falling to the eventual State Champions, nationally ranked No. 18 Broken Arrow. They rebounded with their fourth-straight District title, went 4-3 at a loaded Ram Dual Tournament, won homecoming, and made it to the Dual State Semifinals. Of the five teams they lost to, three went on to win State titles.

They finished top-four at the Perry Tournament of Champions, the Jerry Billings Invitational, and the 6A-East Regional with six individual champions along the way. They qualified six for State, four earned medals, and five will return next season.

The Minutemen had to settle for seventh place at the State Tournament due to an injury-depleted roster, but top seven out of 32 teams is still a respectable finish.

Josh Fincannon placed fourth at Cushing and Sapulpa and eighth at Kansas City. A likely State Qualifier, he was unable to compete at Regionals due to a battle with appendicitis He notched a 3-2 decision over Alabama State Champion Isaac McAdams.

Freshman Christian Forbes placed fifth at Perry and Glenpool and sixth at Cushing. He won 5-0 against Kansas State Finalist Trent Clements and pinned State Finalist Brody Gee.

Freshman Kaden Glass placed tenth at Kansas City, third at Cushing, second at Sapulpa and Regionals, and won the Junior High Allstate title. He won 7-4 against State Finalist Nico Lopez.

Freshman Blake Jones placed third at both Perry and Regionals, and won the Junior High Allstate title. He won 4-1 over State Finalist Dylan Brown.

Seth Jones placed fourth at Perry, fifth at Sapulpa, third at Regionals and fourth State. He pinned Kansas State Finalist Kael Pappan and dealt State Champion Zach Blankenship his only loss of the season.

Chris Kirby placed fourth at Perry, thirteenth at Kansas City, second at Cushing, first at Sapulpa, third at Regionals, and fourth at State. He pinned Kansas State Finalist Nolan Craine and Texas State Champion Mario Danzi, and led the team with thirty falls.

Scott Patton was the star of the season. The senior became only the fifth Sandite of the 21st century to win thirty-consecutive matches. He placed third at Perry, won Cushing, Sapulpa, and Regionals, and finished second at State. His only losses were close decisions to two-time Arkansas State Champion Montez Robinson and two-time State Champion Drake Vannoy. Patton actually defeated Vannoy twice but was battling through injury at State. He also defeated State Finalist Abel Perez and two-time State Champ Hadyn Redus.

Two-time State Champ Riley Weir had an injury-plagued senior season and was unable to defend his title. He placed sixth at KCI and third at Sapulpa, notching wins over Kansas State Finalist Zach Keal, two-time Missouri State Champion Karter Brink, and State Finalist Jared Hill.

Brendon Wiseley became the first-ever OSSAA State Qualifier with a prosthetic leg and ended the season as a State Finalist. He placed third at Perry, twelfth at KCI, third at Sapulpa, first at Glenpool, and first at Regionals. Of his twelve losses, all but three came at the hands of State Finalists. He defeated Kansas State Finalist Trent Clements at Perry, and went on a fourteen-match win streak near the end of the season.

Patton, Weir, Taylor, and Justin Smith were the only seniors, so the Sandites will be in good shape next season with a loaded roster of experienced talent.

Career Records
108-34 Riley Weir (.761)
66-24 Scott Patton (.733)
58-24 Chris Kirby (.707)
52-20 Brendon Wiseley (.722)
44-29 Seth Jones (.603)
39-34 Josh Fincannon (.534)
32-11 Kaden Glass (.744)
29-22 Dayvon Taylor (.569)
28-11 Christian Forbes (.718)
26-14 Blake Jones (.650)
21-23 Riley Magee (.477)
13-22 Preston Medlin (.371)
10-8 Brooks Dudley (.556)
10-20 Braden Dahl (.333)
8-27 Caleb Phillips (.229)
6-9 Dylan Luker (.400)
3-9 Santana Naugle (.250)
2-4 Sango Whitehorn (.333)
2-9 Joseph Mattison (.182)
2-15 Robbie Parrish (.118)
1-0 Colton Luker (1.00)
1-2 Thomas Naugle (.333)
1-4 Justin Smith (.200)

Season Records
38-12 Brendon Wiseley (.760)
36-14 Chris Kirby (.720)
32-11 Kaden Glass (.744)
31-2 Scott Patton (.939)
28-11 Christian Forbes (.718)
26-14 Blake Jones (.650)
25-17 Josh Fincannon (.595)
22-15 Seth Jones (.595)
17-7 Riley Weir (.708)
16-18 Riley Magee (.471)
13-22 Preston Medlin (.371)
10-8 Brooks Dudley (.556)
9-17 Braden Dahl (.346)
6-2 Dayvon Taylor (.750)
6-9 Dylan Luker (.400)
3-9 Santana Naugle (.250)
2-4 Sango Whitehorn (.333)
2-9 Joseph Mattison (.182)
1-0 Colton Luker (1.00)
1-2 Thomas Naugle (.333)
1-4 Justin Smith (.200)

Season Stats

Falls
30 Chris Kirby
21 Kaden Glass
19 Brendon Wiseley
13 Seth Jones
11 Scott Patton
11 Blake Jones
10 Josh Fincannon
10 Riley Magee
9 Riley Weir
8 Christian Forbes
7 Braden Dahl
6 Brooks Dudley
4 Caleb Philips
3 Dayvon Taylor
2 Preston Medlin
1 Dylan Luker
1 Santana Naugle

Tech Falls
4 Brendon Wiseley
3 Christian Forbes
2 Riley Weir
1 Seth Jones
1 Scott Patton
1 Blake Jones

Major Decisions
8 Scott Patton
5 Blake Jones
4 Seth Jones
3 Brendon Wiseley
3 Christian Forbes
2 Riley Weir
1 Kaden Glass
1 Riley Magee
1 Preston Medlin
1 Santana Naugle

Match Points
310 Chris Kirby
285 Scott Patton
282 Brendon Wiseley
231 Christian Forbes
219 Seth Jones
206 Blake Jones
171 Kaden Glass
139 Preston Medlin
125 Riley Magee
121 Riley Weir
102 Josh Fincannon
65 Brooks Dudley
58 Caleb Phillips
52 Braden Dahl
51 Dayvon Taylor
46 Dylan Luker
27 Santana Naugle
25 Joseph Mattison
12 Dakota Taylor
7 Sango Whitehorn
5 Jared Jenkins
5 Ethan Norton
3 Justin Smith
1 Robbie Parrish

Fastest Falls
0:07 Riley Weir
0:11 Kaden Glass
0:13 Kaden Glass
0:15 Kaden Glass
0:15 Chris Kirby
0:17 Kaden Glass
0:18 Kaden Glass
0:18 Chris Kirby
0:19 Riley Weir
0:20 Riley Weir

Fastest Techs
2:17 Riley Weir
2:21 Brendon Wiseley
3:00 Blake Jones
3:54 Riley Weir
3:59 Scott Patton

Takedowns
71 Christian Forbes
64 Scott Patton
54 Kaden Glass
48 Seth Jones
48 Blake Jones
47 Chris Kirby
45 Brendon Wiseley
35 Preston Medlin
27 Riley Weir
27 Josh Fincannon
22 Riley Magee
16 Brooks Dudley
15 Dayvon Taylor
11 Dylan Luker
6 Braden Dahl
4 Santana Naugle
3 Dakota Taylor
2 Joseph Mattison
2 Sango Whitehorn
2 Ethan Norton

Escapes
56 Chris Kirby
39 Seth Jones
37 Riley Magee
28 Blake Jones
25 Preston Medlin
24 Josh Fincannon
22 Christian Forbes
22 Kaden Glass
20 Scott Patton
17 Santana Naugle
14 Brendon Wiseley
13 Caleb Phillips
11 Brooks Dudley
11 Braden Dahl
10 Riley Weir
9 Joseph Mattison
6 Dylan Luker
5 Jared Jenkins
4 Dayvon Taylor
3 Sango Whitehorn
3 Justin Smith
2 Dakota Taylor
1 Ethan Norton
1 Robbie Parrish

Nearfall Points
128 Brendon Wiseley
122 Chris Kirby
83 Scott Patton
68 Seth Jones
66 Blake Jones
47 Christian Forbes
47 Riley Weir
38 Riley Magee
35 Kaden Glass
28 Preston Medlin
22 Brooks Dudley
18 Josh Fincannon
15 Dayvon Taylor
13 Braden Dahl
8 Dylan Luker
6 Joseph Mattison
3 Caleb Phillips

Reversals
27 Scott Patton
25 Brendon Wiseley
19 Chris Kirby
10 Christian Forbes
8 Seth Jones
8 Blake Jones
8 Preston Medlin
8 Braden Dahl
5 Riley Weir
5 Dylan Luker
5 Caleb Phillips
3 Riley Magee
3 Kaden Glass
3 Josh Fincannon
3 Joseph Mattison
2 Dakota Taylor
1 Dayvon Taylor
1 Santana Naugle

Perry
3rd Scott Patton
3rd Brendon Wiseley
3rd Blake Jones
3rd Dayvon Taylor
4th Chris Kirby
4th Seth Jones
5th Christian Forbes

Kansas City
6th Riley Weir
8th Josh Fincannon
10th Kaden Glass
12th Brendon Wiseley
13th Chris Kirby
22nd Preston Medlin
28th Dylan Luker
32nd Seth Jones

Cushing
1st Scott Patton
2nd Chris Kirby
3rd Kaden Glass
4th Josh Fincannon
6th Christian Forbes

Sapulpa
1st Scott Patton
1st Chris Kirby
2nd Kaden Glass
3rd Riley Weir
3rd Brendon Wiseley
4th Josh Fincannon
5th Seth Jones
6th Santana Naugle

Glenpool
1st Brendon Wiseley
5th Christian Forbes
5th Riley Magee

Regionals
1st Scott Patton
1st Brendon Wiseley
2nd Kaden Glass
3rd Chris Kirby
3rd Seth Jones
3rd Blake Jones

State
2nd Scott Patton
2nd Brendon Wiseley
4th Chris Kirby
4th Seth Jones

OSSAA Wrestling: Sandites earn four medals, Broken Arrow wins tenth team title

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The Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team finished top-seven in the State for the eighth-straight year, earning four medals in the OSSAA 6A State Tournament.

The team qualified six wrestlers for the tournament and sent two to the finals. Only one of the qualifiers will not be returning next season. Brendon Wiseley and Scott Patton came in runner-up, Seth Jones and Chris Kirby placed fourth, and freshmen Blake Jones and Kaden Glass didn’t place. Patton was the only senior.

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CPHS Wrestling: Scott Patton places second at State Championship
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CPHS Wrestling: Brendon Wiseley places second at State Tournament

Sand Springs placed top-three in the tournament for four straight years, but battled adversity this season. They lost State Champion Carter Young and State Runner-Up Kaleb Tabor to transfers, and State Champion Riley Weir and State Qualifier Dayvon Taylor were unable to finish the season due to injuries.

Nationally-ranked No. 17 Broken Arrow won their tenth State title by a wide margin with three State Champions and seven Finalists.

Of the eight returning 6A State Champions only four defended their titles. Reece Witcraft and Drake Vannoy won their second titles. Broken Arrow senior Zach Marcheselli and Choctaw senior Zane Coleman each finished their high school careers as four-timers.

The historic Perry program added to their team title national record, winning their 43rd State tournament in the 3A division. They crowned three Champions, bringing the school total to 113 individuals with 173 medals.

Nationally-ranked No. 9 Tuttle crushed the 4A competition for their sixteenth title with six champions.

Highway 20 rivals Collinsville and Skiatook split the 5A title with 137 points each. Collinsville crowned four champions and Skiatook had three. Two teams haven’t shared a title since 1932 when there was only one classification and Tulsa Central and Cushing tied.

6A Team Scores
158.0 Broken Arrow
96.0 Mustang
75.0 Choctaw
62.0 Deer Creek
52.0 Edmond Memorial
51.0 Edmond North
49.0 Sand Springs
44.0 Jenks
43.5 Owasso
36.0 Stillwater
28.0 Union
24.0 Bixby
23.0 Ponca City
19.0 Bartlesville
15.5 Norman North
14.0 Putnam City
11.0 Midwest City
9.0 Westmoore
7.0 Enid
7.0 Yukon
3.0 Muskogee
2.0 Del City
2.0 Southmoore
1.0 Moore

6A State Finals
106: Cruz Aguilar FALL Brendon Wiseley - 2:56.
113: Tucker Owens 9-0 Jackson Cockrell.
120: Zach Blankenship FALL Jared Hill - 5:12.
126: John Wiley 5-1 Carter Young.
132: Reece Witcraft 6-3 Zeke Washington.
138: Spencer Schickram 10-0 Blake Gonzalez.
145: Gabe Johnson 9-4 Micah Lugafet.
152: Drake Vannoy 5-1 Scott Patton.
160: Tate Picklo FALL Rene Martinez - 1:49.
170: Zane Coleman 1-0 Bryce Mattioda.
182: Emmanuel Skillins 5-1 Taylor Fleming.
195: Judson Rowland 11-10 Carson Savage.
220: Zach Marcheselli 10-4 Jake McCoy.
285: Marquonn Journey 3-1 Caleb Orr.

CPHS Wrestling: Chris Kirby places fourth at State Championship

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Charles Page High School junior Chris Kirby took fourth place at 160 pounds at the OSSAA 6A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday evening in Oklahoma City.

The Sandite lost his first match 14-8 to Putnam City senior Rene Martinez (28-3), but won twice in consolation before falling in the placement match. He pinned Jenks junior Killian McGrew in 1:34 and scored an 8-4 decision against Broken Arrow junior Tye Rozell (25-9) to clinch a placement match. In the consolation finals he was teched 23-8 by Owasso junior Nate Jacobson.

Kirby finished the season with a 36-14 record and his second State Tournament medal. He also placed fourth as a sophomore and holds a 58-24 career record. Kirby placed fourth at Perry, third at Regionals, second at Cushing, and first at Sapulpa. He also recorded a team-best thirty falls.

CPHS Wrestling: Scott Patton places second at State Championship

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Charles Page High School senior Scott Patton wrestled through an injury for second place in the 152-pound bracket at the OSSAA 6A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday evening in Oklahoma City.

The Sandite lost his second match of the season, then rattled off 31 consecutive victories before falling to the defending State Champion, who he had previously beaten twice this season.

Patton won 13-0 against Southmoore sophomore Joe Stover (37-10) and 6-1 over Broken Arrow senior Diego Maturino (33-14) to make his way to the finals. There he fell 5-1 to defending State Champion Drake Vannoy (35-11), a junior from Jenks.

Patton previously defeated Vannoy 6-2 in a dual, and 4-2 in the Regional Tournament, but was unable to repeat. The Trojan scored takedowns in the first and second periods and the injured Sandite could only manage an escape.

Patton finished the season 31-2 with a 66-24 career record. As a senior he placed third at Perry, first at Cushing, first at Sapulpa, and first at Regionals.

This is Vannoy’s second-straight year beating a Sandite in the finals. He won his first title 5-3 against Kaleb Tabor, who transferred to Berryhill this past summer.

CPHS Wrestling: Seth Jones places fourth at State Tournament

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Charles Page High School junior Seth Jones took fourth place at the OSSAA 6A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

He made his way to the 126-pound consolation finals with a payback pin of Broken Arrow sophomore Blazik Perez (28-11), who had previously defeated him twice this season, but lost the placement match to Deer Creek sophomore Cade Manion (37-7). Manion beat him 5-1 in the quarterfinals and 9-2 in placement.

Jones got a lucky break in the consolation quarterfinals, receiving a medical forfeit from former State Champion Laif Jones (32-5) who had previously bested him twice this season.

Jones finished the season with a 22-15 record, bringing his career total to 44-29. He also qualified for State last season but did not place. He placed fifth this season at Sapulpa, fourth at Perry, and third in the Regional Championship.

Former Sandite Carter Young (42-4), who transferred to Stillwater after winning State as a freshman, settled for second place at 126, falling 5-1 to Mustang freshman John Wiley (29-3).

CPHS Wrestling: Brendon Wiseley places second at State Tournament

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Charles Page High School junior Brendon Wiseley settled for second place in the 106-pound bracket at the OSSAA 6A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday evening in Oklahoma City.

Wiseley won a 7-0 decision over Mustang freshman Shelton Chastain (32-18) in the quarterfinals and a 6-2 decision over Owasso senior Jared Campbell (34-9) in the semifinals before falling to Edmond Memorial junior Cruz Aguilar (25-3).

Aguilar took a 10-2 lead, giving up only an escape and a penalty point before pinning the Sandite at 2:56.

Wiseley finished the season with a 38-12 record and is 52-20 in his career with one more year to compete. He ended the year with nineteen pins and four technical falls, placing third at Perry, third at Sapulpa, first at Glenpool and first at Regionals.

CPHS Wrestling: Scott Patton and Brendon Wiseley headed to State Finals

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The Charles Page High School wrestling team is sitting in fifth place after day one at the OSSAA 6A State Tournament. The Sandites sent two to the finals and have three still in contention on the back side of the bracket.

Top-ranked 106-pound junior Brendon Wiseley (38-11, 52-19) won a 6-2 decision over Owasso senior Jared Campbell (34-7) in the semifinals. Campbell scored a takedown in the second period, but Wiseley scored a takedown in the first, a reversal in the third, and a pair of escapes for the win. He will wrestle Edmond Memorial junior Cruz Aguilar (24-3) in the finals.

Top-ranked 152-pound senior Scott Patton (31-1, 66-23) won his thirtieth-straight match 6-1 over Broken Arrow senior Diego Maturino (33-13) in the semifinals. Patton scored a takedown, a reversal, and a set of nearfall points in the win. In the finals he will take on defending State Champion Drake Vannoy (35-11), a junior from Jenks. Patton has previously beaten Vannoy twice this season.

Freshman Kaden Glass (32-10) fell to top-ranked 195-pound Deer Creek senior Carson Savage (37-2) in the semifinals. Glass scored a takedown midway through the first period, but Savage worked up a 6-2 lead before pinning the Sandite. Glass will take on Union senior Elijah Tomlin (37-8) in the Consolation Semifinals. He is 3-0 against Tomlin this season.

160-pound junior Chris Kirby (35-13, 57-23) took down Jenks junior Killian McGrew in consolation. McGrew scored an early takedown, but Kirby reversed and pinned the Trojan in 1:34. He will wrestled Broken Arrow junior Tye Rozell (25-8) on Saturday. Rozell edged out the Sandite 8-7 in a regular season dual.

126-pound junior Seth Jones (21-14, 43-28) got a lucky break in the consolation quarterfinals, receiving a medical forfeit from former State Champion Laif Jones (32-4) who had previously bested him twice this season. He will wrestle Broken Arrow sophomore Blazik Perez (28-10), who has defeated him twice this season by close decisions.

Freshman Blake Jones (26-14) was eliminated from contention at 132 pounds after falling 6-3 to Deer Creek senior Bobby Robinson (26-17) in consolation.

Former Sandite and defending State Champion Carter Young (42-3, 82-4) is headed to the finals at 126. Young transferred to Stillwater after winning State as a freshman.

The consolation matches will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

6A Team Scores
121.0 Broken Arrow
68.0 Mustang
55.0 Choctaw
42.0 Deer Creek
37.0 Sand Springs
34.0 Owasso
31.0 Edmond North
30.0 Jenks
28.0 Edmond Memorial
21.0 Stillwater
18.0 Bixby
18.0 Ponca City
14.0 Putnam City
8.0 Union
7.0 Enid
6.0 Bartlesville
4.0 Norman North
4.0 Westmoore
3.0 Muskogee
2.0 Del City
2.0 Southmoore
1.0 Midwest City
1.0 Moore

Semifinals
106: Cruz Aguilar v. Brendon Wiseley.
113: Tucker Owens v. Jackson Cockrell.
120: Jared Hill v. Zach Blankenship.
126: Carter Young v. John Wiley.
132: Zeke Washington v. Reece Witcraft.
138: Blake Gonzalez v. Spencer Schickram.
145: Gabe Johnson v. Micah Lugafet.
152: Drake Vannoy v. Scott Patton.
160: Tate Picklo v. Rene Martinez.
170: Zane Coleman v. Bryce Mattioda.
182: Taylor Fleming v. Emmanuel Skillings.
195: Carson Savage v. Judson Rowland.
220: Jake McCoy v. Zach Marcheselli.
285: Marquan Journey v. Caleb Orr.