CPHS Wrestling: Young, Weir win Bobby Lyons Invitational, Sandites place second

The defending State Champions from Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School hosted the 53rd Annual Bobby Lyons Invitational Friday and placed second in their home tournament with two champions and five total finalists.

Standout freshman Carter Young (22-1) breezed through his opponents at 106 pounds, scoring a 21-5 technical fall against Martezz Carnes (Ponca City) in only 3:03, majoring Garrett Strickland (Collinsville) 17-4, and pinning Jared Hill (Broken Arrow) in only 31 seconds.

Defending State Champion Riley Weir (11-6 season, 73-24 career) cut to 113 pounds for the first time after spending most of the season at 120, and it paid off. After receiving a bye in the opening round, he scored a 7-0 decision over State Qualifier Corwin Strachan (Bartlesville) and won a 4-2 sudden victory decision over State Qualifier Rocky Stephens (Collinsville) in the finals.

Seth Jones (13-10, 15-13) made it to the tournament finals with a 9-7 sudden victory decision over Caron Watson (Union) but fell 5-0 to State Qualifier Laif Jones (Bartlesville). In the quarterfinals he pinned Chase Linder (Ponca City) in only 44 seconds.

Kaleb Tabor (11-7) was runner-up at 152 pounds, pinning Jake Weller (Cascia Hall) in 1:25 and winning a 4-2 sudden victory decision over State Qualifier Bailey Clampitt (Sperry) before falling 11-6 to Tony Connor (Collinsville).

Dayvon Taylor (13-11) pinned Hayden Knight (Collinsville) in 4:23 and Joey Cook (Sperry) in 2:37 before falling 9-1 to Bryce Mattioda (Broken Arrow) in the 170-pound finals.

Blake Sargent (8-3, 97-28) suffered a 7-4 defeat at the hands of State Runner-Up Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow) but did well in consolation, defeating Cooper Park (Sperry) 5-2 and State Qualifier Brayden Strachan (Bartlesville) 2-0 in sudden victory for third place.  

Chris Kirby (8-3) pinned Nathan Waldrop (Sapulpa) in 3:44 but fell 14-3 to Blake Ramos (Union), whom he had just defeated in a dual the night before. The Sandite bounced back in consolation, pinning Kailieb Ruff (Ponca City) in 3:16 and Hunter Skaggs (Sapulpa) in 2:09 for third place at 145 pounds. Preston Medlin took fifth place on the junior varsity squad, pinning Waldrop and Ryan Primicias (Broken Arrow).

Irwin Portillo (16-13, 22-18) won a 3-1 decision over Tanner Frew (Sapulpa) to avenge a 9-6 dual meet defeat just three days prior. He was pinned by tournament champion State Qualifier Dylan Schickram (Ponca City) in the semifinals, but won a 6-4 sudden victory decision over Verdell Schoats (Union) in the consolation semis before forfeiting the placement match due to injury and settling for fourth place.

Scott Patton (14-14, 21-16) majored Diego Maturino (Broken Arrow) 12-4 before falling 5-2 to State Runner-Up Xavear Cullors (Collinsville) in the semifinals. In consolation he defeated junior varsity teammate Colby Heckenkamp 10-4 before falling 5-4 to Jalen Hernandez (Union) in the finals. Heckenkamp placed sixth.

Jasanee Harjo (3-3) lost his first 160-pound match 6-5 to Grayson White (Ponca City). From there he pinned Bryce Burdick (Union) in 1:29 and won a 4-3 decision over Laken Clowdus (Bartlesville) before meeting White once again in the consolation finals and falling 5-2 for fourth place.

Riley Magee (4-4) fell 5-1 to State Qualifier DJ Boone (Union) in the opening round at 182, pinned Dylan Thompson (Sperry) in 37 seconds, fell 3-1 to Grant Baber (Cascia Hall), then majored Blake Buoy (Bartlesville) 11-1 for fifth place.

Nationally ranked No. 24 Broken Arrow, first in Oklahoma Class 6A, took first place with 285 points, nine finalists, and four champions. The Sandites’ five finalists and two champions were enough for 210.5 points and second place. 5A No. 2 Collinsville came in third with 189 points and 6A No. 7 Ponca City had 161.5 points. The Sandite junior varsity placed tenth.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday when they host Broken Arrow in their toughest dual of the season. The Sandites are 5-0 this season with a 25-straight winning streak dating back to 2016. Broken Arrow is 5-1 with their lone loss coming 33-27 at the hands of Park Hill, Missouri.