Central Ninth Grade Center freshman Carter Young recently took first place at the Westmoore Open, a preseason folkstyle tournament in Moore. The defending Junior High State Champion competed at 106 pounds and breezed through the competition. In the first round he pinned Michael Vincent in 3:00, then won a 21-5 tech fall against Westmoore’s Cooper Evans before majoring Blanchard’s Braeden Williams 14-5 in the finals.
At the Joe Zamora / Skyler Holman Open in Owasso, four Sandites won junior high gold.
Sophomore Brendon Wiseley (4-1) took third at 106 pounds in the high school division. He pinned Sian Suan in 2:40 and won a 6-0 decision against Thai Ta before falling 4-4 to Broken Arrow’s Blazik Perez in an ultimate tie-breaker. In the consolation bracket he defeated David Boucher 4-0 and won a 6-5 rematch with Ta in the finals.
Braylon Flores (3-0) breezed through the junior high division at 113 pounds, pinning all three of his foes. He took down Kaleb Pendergraft in 1:26, Braden Hurst in 3:40, and Preston Baker in 1:59.
Rhett Peak (6-3) was equally dominant at 80 pounds, majoring Mason Duke 13-0 in the first round and pinning his next three opponents. He took down Riley Kuder in 1:11, Xavier Wolfe in 1:26, and Ethan Rodriguez in 2:15.
The pin record for the day went to Mitchell Smith (8-1) who won all four of his matches by fall. He pinned Rowty Redburn in 1:01, John Tyler Dunbar in 0:40, Evan Rodriguez in 2:00, and Mac O’Brien in 0:44.
Christian Forbes (5-2) won his division with a 5-2 decision against Pacen Crittenden, a 19-3 tech fall against teammate Colton Luker, and a 6-4 decision against Parker Witcraft.
Caden Vaughn (3-1) came in runner-up at 120 pounds. He pinned Grant Bunten in 1:05 and CJ Clifton in 2:45 and majored Brock Mattioda 9-1 but fell 9-2 to Ty Moose in the finals.
Santana Naugle (3-2) took fourth place at 162 pounds. He pinned Zach Powell in 19 seconds and scored three-point decisions over Caden Osborne and Connor DiCarlo, but was pinned by Gage Hamm and Jordan Hanna.