Carter Young wins third-straight Junior High State Championship, three Sandites place second

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Top 25 Team Scores:

  1. Choctaw (440.5)
  2. Tuttle (249.5)
  3. Collinsville (246)
  4. Owasso (193)
  5. Deer Creek (186.5)
  6. RAW (173)
  7. Sperry (170)
  8. OWA (168.5)
  9. Ponca City (158)
  10. Westmoore (150.5)
  11. Mustang (147.5)
  12. NEO (145.5)
  13. Indian (140)
  14. Duncan (138)
  15. Sand Springs (138)
  16. Vian (128.5)
  17. Cushing (127)
  18. Piedmont (118.5)
  19. Wagoner (113.5)
  20. Claremore (109)
  21. Durant (107)
  22. Berryhill (104)
  23. LawtonMac (103)
  24. Yukon (101
  25. Broken Arrow (100.5)

The No. 1 ranked Charles Page High School varsity wrestling team (17-0) will be graduating seven wrestlers this season, but if this weekend's Junior High Allstate results are any indicator, the Sandites are still in good shape for the years to come. 

The Allstate Wrestling tournament was held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City this weekend, and the Sandites entered nineteen wrestlers. Eight placed, twelve had winning records, four made the finals, and Carter Young took first place for the third-straight year. 

More than a hundred teams competed in the tournament, which doesn't separate by school size. The Sandites placed fifteenth overall, and were seventh among 6A schools. 

Young (26-2) competed in the junior high division at 94 pounds and took first place. He pinned Daylen Sauls (El Reno) in 1:04 and Jose Becerill (Highlander) in 1:44 then teched Suan Sang (Jenks) 24-7 and Caleb Hight (Catoosa) 22-6. In the semifinals he topped Blazik Perez (Broken Arrow) 7-4, then pinned Eli Griffin (Cascia Hall) in 3:30 in the finals.

Brett Black (14-4) competed in the junior high division at 128 pounds and took second place. He pinned Traylon Jackson (Del City) in 3:23, teched Michael Reza (GWZOO) 16-0, majored Tristan Bradley (Berryhill) 10-1, then topped Roarke Simpson (Southmoore) 5-3. In the semifinals he defeated Timothy Trigg (Deer Creek) 9-3, but fell 6-2 to Kolby Depron (Bridge Creek) in the finals.

Christian Forbes (12-8) competed in the sixth/seventh grade division at 76 pounds and took second place. He pinned Cade Carter (Choctaw) in 1:17, majored Jaedan Ellis (Lawton) 23-13, teched Jaxon Klaassen (Weatherford) 22-7, and majored Josey Jernegan (Skiatook) 17-5 before falling in 4:20 to Christian Kaiser (Bixby).

Blake Jones (18-6) competed in the sixth/seventh grade division at 96 pounds and took second place. He pinned Zane Campbell (Okmulgee) in 0:31, majored Gannon Allen (Heritage Hall) 10-2 and Brock Mattioda (Broken Arrow) 15-2, then topped Shaun Muse (Choctaw) 7-0 before falling 12-2 to Jordan Cullors (Collinsville).

Seth Jones (21-2) competed in the junior high division at 108 pounds and took third place. He pinned Joey Hardbarger (Sequoyah) in 0:47 and Luke Young (Sapulpa) in 0:49, then majored Tyson Stevens (Warrior Wrestling) 13-1 and Logan Smith (Perry) 11-0 before falling 4-3 to Jaylon Otero (Catoosa). In the consolations he pinned Stevens in 1:00, Levi Buckridge (Prodigy) in 0:12, Gabe Valencia (Perry) in 1:45, then got payback on Otero with a 4-3 decision in the finals. Jones previously won State in 2015

Brooks Dudley (7-4) competed in the sixth/seventh grade division at 161 pounds and took fourth place. He pinned Nash Hill (Weatherford) in 1:15 and Jakobe Sanders (Stillwater) in 1:12, but fell in 4:09 to Anthony Smiddy (Duncan). In the consolations he pinned Bryson Cook (Weatherford) in 1:06, topped Joseph Rooker (Bethel) 3-1, and pinned Adam Brown (Stilwell) in 3:23 before falling in 3:41 to Thad Hicks (Geary).

CJ Kirby (11-3) competed in the junior high division at 138 pounds and took fifth place. He majored Christian McCoy (Bristow) 18-6, pinned Miguel Ortiz (Edmond Santa Fe) in 0:25, teched Jose Cervantes (Shawnee) 19-4, and edged out Landis Scoon (Yukon) 13-10 before falling in 3:12 to Cougar Andersen (Skiatook). In the consolation semifinals he was majored 10-2 by Nathan Adamson, but he pinned Brier Smith (Salina) in 2:24 in the placement round.

Kaden Glass (20-3) competed in the junior high division at 200 pounds and took eighth place. He pinned Tag Butler (Cascia Hall) in 0:49, and edged out Micah Walker (Union) 2-1, but fell 6-1 to Cooper Webb (Davis). In the consolations he pinned Adam Denham (Eisenhower) in 1:09, won a 5-3 tie-breaker over Nico Lopez (Berryhill), and pinned Jeremiah Thomas (Del City) in 3:19 before falling in 3:38 to Cabe Dickerson (Worx).