CPHS Wrestling: Riley Weir makes debut on National rankings

Riley Weir shows off for the crowd after winning his first State Championship. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Riley Weir shows off for the crowd after winning his first State Championship. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Charles Page High School has been represented in FloWrestling's national rankings for the past four years thanks to undefeated four-time State Champion Daton Fix. Fix is now at Oklahoma State University, but another Sandite has now made his way into the rankings.

Junior State Champion Riley Weir made his way into the No. 18 spot at 113 pounds in the first rankings of the new school year. 

Following a 41-6 sophomore season and 6A State Championship win, Weir has gone 13-2 in freestyle competition this summer. He placed sixth at the U.S. Open Freestyle Nationals and went undefeated on the Oklahoma USA Wrestling Freestyle Dual team. He is expected to compete this weekend at the prestigious USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.

During dual nationals last month Weir pinned No. 16 ranked Ben Kamali in 1:13 and teched No. 5 Anthony Clark 10-0. Clark dropped to No. 19 after the loss, but Kamali moved up to No. 11.

Two other Sandites have a good shot at entering the rankings if they live up to the performances they gave last season.

Senior Payton Scott went 40-3 last season with tournament wins at Geary, Kansas City, and the 6A State Championship. Geary and KCI are both nationally-acclaimed tournaments, and Scott already defeated 152 No. 18 Dustin Plott of Tuttle, Oklahoma. 

Last year Scott scored wins against Kansas State Champion Jalin Harper, three-time State Champion Elijah Tanner, three-time Kansas State Champion Kameron Frame, and three-time New Mexico State Champion Ryan Rochford.

Freshman Carter Young has won three-straight Junior High Allstate Championships and three-straight USAW Freestyle National Championships and went undefeated on the Oklahoma Schoolboy Dual teams for both Freestyle and Greco Roman last summer. He will compete at the USAW Cadet Nationals this weekend.

Class of 2017 graduates Michael Ritchey and Daton Fix are also expected to make appearances in Fargo.

Other nationally-ranked Oklahomans are:

  • 152 No. 18 Dustin Plott (Tuttle)
  • 170 No. 8 Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
  • 182 No. 20 Gavin Potter (Broken Arrow)
  • 195 No. 15 Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow)
  • 220 No. 15 Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)
  • 220 No. 20 Cabe Dickerson (Altus)
  • 285 No. 11 Montana Phillips (Lawton MacArthur)