By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
- 6A No. 1 Sand Springs
- 3A No. 1 Perry
- KS 6A No. 1 Manhattan
- Lebanon, MO
- 6A No. 12 Claremore
- 6A No. 6 Union
- 5A No. 4 Collinsville
- 3A No. 4 Comanche
- Pittsburg, KS
- 6A No. 9 Mustang
- 5A No. 10 Deer Creek
- Har-Ber High
- Bentonville, AR
- 3A No. 5 Vian
- Springdale, AR
- Midwest City
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Dylan Avery (Perry)
The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School wrestling team (15-0) won their second-straight dual over another No. 1 ranked team to clinch the 2nd Annual Ram Duals title Saturday afternoon in Owasso. After topping Kansas No. 1 Manhattan 53-24 in the semifinals, they rolled to an equally impressive 48-18 victory over 3A No. 1 Perry (14-2). Sand Springs won ten of fourteen matches and never trailed.
Noah Almy (17-15) made his mark on the Maroons, handily outscoring State Qualifier Kort Davis 18-2 for a technical fall in 4:23. Zane Basma (18-2 season, 80-27 career) pinned Zack Lowry half a second before the first buzzer, then Hayden Cramer (7-7) narrowly avoided a fall and was saved by the buzzer against State Qualifier Kohl Owens. He picked up a takedown of his own early in the second period, but couldn't escape the pin the next time he went down and fell in 3:18.
The Maroons scored another victory at 195 with a back-and-forth 8-6 decision by State Qualifier Robert Spiekers over Gage Fain (23-11, 36-33), but Delvin Jordan (33-2, 64-14) made up for it by pinning Teaguen Wilson in 0:57. The Sandites forfeited heavyweight, but got bonus points at 106 as Riley Weir (30-6, 51-18) majored State Runner-Up Alex Valencia 12-0.
Tanner Ward (25-9, 101-21) lost an 8-4 decision to freshman Dylan Avery, but Michael Ritchey (28-8, 57-32) scored a big win at 120 with a 4-0 victory against State Champion Cale Betchan.
The Maroons' last big shot to get back into contention fell with State Runner-Up Brycen Justus who was defeated 8-2 by Blake Sargent (28-8, 90-22). Perry forfeited to Daton Fix (35-0, 153-0) and Jack Karstetter (21-1, 94-16) topped State Qualifier Riley Cinnamon 8-5 to clinch the dual at 36-18 with two matches left.
Beau Bratcher (34-6, 125-29) pinned Logan Patton in 1:29 and Payton Scott finished things up with a pin of State Qualifier Jace Burdick in 1:33.
The Sandites will return to action Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. when they host 5A No. 4 Collinsville () at Clyde Boyd Middle School.
ROUND ONE: No. 1 Sandite Wrestling dominates Midwest City 69-9 at Ram Duals
ROUND TWO: No. 1 Sandite Wrestling shuts out No. 5 Vian 66-0
ROUND THREE: No. 1 Sandite Wrestling wins fifth shutout of the season, 80-0 over Springdale
ROUND FOUR: No. 1 Sandite Wrestling thrashes No. 12 Claremore 65-12
QUARTERFINALS: Tanner Ward picks up 100th win in 59-12 victory over 3A No. 4 Comanche
SEMIFINALS: No. 1 Sand Springs tops Kansas No. 1 Manhattan 53-24 with ten match wins