Three Sand Springs wrestlers win gold at Southern Plains Regional Championship

Several members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling club competed at the Southern Plains Regional Championships in Dodge City, Kansas this weekend. The Sandites brought home four gold and three silver medals from United Wireless Arena.

Charles Page High School Class of 2017 graduate Jack Karstetter (4-0 FS, 4-5 GR) took first place in junior freestyle. He pinned Bryson Krohn in 47 seconds, teched Rocky Sisco and Garrett Miller, then won a 13-10 decision over Ponca City’s Dylan Schickram. He also competed in Greco but was eliminated one round short of placement.

Clayton Giddens (21-0 FS) continued his undefeated season with four-straight 10-0 tech falls. He handily took first place in Novice freestyle at 65 pounds without giving up a single point.

Kaden Glass (11-0 FS, 8-1 GR) competed in both styles at 190 pounds and drew only one competitor in Schoolboy. In freestyle he dealt Ethan Kremer a pin and a decision in a best-of-three series for first place. He has yet to lose a freestyle match this season. Kremer won a 10-4 decision in Greco, but Glass won the next two matches for first place.

Nation Johnson (11-9 FS, 11-10 GR) came in Runner-Up in both styles at 80 pounds in Intermediate. In freestyle he teched Ashtyn Meeks 10-0 and won an 18-17 decision over Cooper Reves before falling 11-0 to Joseph Jeter in the finals. In Greco he teched Meeks 12-0 and pinned Brodie Bedford in 1:09 before falling to Jake Miller in the finals.

Abraham Flores (13-7 FS, 14-4 GR) placed second in Novice Greco and fourth in freestyle at 100 pounds. In Greco he won two tech falls and defeated Isaac Barchicha 4-3 before falling to Xerarch Tungjaroenkul in the finals. In freestyle he lost his first match, won two tech falls, and was defeated by Tungjaroenkul in the consolation finals.

Cole Brooks (15-4 FS, 10-5 GR) took fourth in Schoolboy freestyle at 91 pounds. He fell to Carson Laughery in the second round, but picked up three-straight tech falls in the consolation bracket and topped Laughery 14-12 before falling to Brady Hankin in the finals. He also competed in Greco but was eliminated one round short of placement.

Braden Anderson (13-10 FS, 7-10 GR) placed fourth in Schoolboy freestyle at 112 pounds. He lost his opening match, but won three-straight in consolation before falling to Collin Creach in the finals. He also competed in Greco but was defeated one round short of placement.