Oklahoma Wrestling: Week Eight High School 6A Individual Rankings

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief


  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.


  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.


  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. 


  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. 


  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.


  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.


  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. 


  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.


  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. 


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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. 


  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.