By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Two Sandites are now part of the No.1 ranked team in the National Junior College Athletics Association in their freshman year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Cody Randall (6-12) and Caleb Basma (6-10) graduated from Charles Page High School in 2015 with 38-7 and 10-8 records respectively. Both were 2015 State Qualifiers and Randall was named to the All-State team after placing third at the State Championship.
No.1 NEO (12-2) placed third at the NWCA NJCAA Dual Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana in January. Neither of the two freshmen got to participate in that event. Randall did get to wrestle two matches at the UNK Midwest Duals at the Buffalo County Expo Center in Kearney Nebraska where NEO went undefeated.
Both Randall and Basma won matches at the Maryville Kaufman Open and the Joe Parisi Open, though neither has managed to place in a collegiate tournament thus far.
Basma's younger brother, Zane, is currently 29-10 this season at CPHS and just helped his team to their first ever Dual State Championship finals appearance after going undefeated before falling 41-18 to Choctaw.