By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Despite sitting out several key starters, the Charles Page High School wrestling squad was still more than capable of finishing third at their home tournament behind the #1 teams in 6A and 5A. After upsetting the #1 Broken Arrow Tigers Thursday night, the most important thing for the Sandites to do now is remain healthy for Regionals, State, and Dual State. #8 Riley Weir, John Jiminez, #2 Trace Fleischman, #7 Lane Lettich, and Delvin Jordan all set out the tournament to rest and recover, and several backups got to see their first varsity action of the season.
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At 132 #1 Daton Fix (26-0) worked his usual magic, pinning Bartlesville's Ian Hallaway in 1:01, then accepted a forfeit from Chandler Bryant of Barnsdall. #8 Dillon Wingo may be an outstanding wrestler, but few are a match for the #3 wrestler in the nation. The Broken Arrow wrestler was teched 26-11 in only 4:15, setting up Fix for one of the toughest matches of his high school career. 3A State Champion Tanner Skidgel of Cascia Hall actually took charge at the beginning of the match--briefly. Ultimately Fix found his mojo and pulled ahead for an 11-3 major decision, but that in itself is a testament to the incredible talent of Skidgel. Of Fix's 26 matches this season, 19 were decided by either pin or tech fall.
Sage Singleton (0-2) got to see his first varsity action, wrestling unattached at 138. In his first match, he was pitted against #4 Brody Perciful of Ponca City and pinned in 1:02, then narrowly gave up a 5-4 decision to Wyatt Coffman of Oologah.