Youth Wrestling: Six Sandites win First Place at Pryor Tournament

Six members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling club won their brackets at the recent Gage Underwood Memorial Tournament in Pryor. 

Division 5

Owen Martin (7-1) won his third tournament of the season. He drew only one competitor at 76 pounds and won a best-of-three series with a 15-0 technical fall and a 12-2 major decision against Bradley Vanblaricom (McAlester).

Wyatt Meredith (4-1) drew only one competitor at 84 pounds. He pinned Keynon Encinas (Pryor) in 3:49 and 1:26 for his first tournament championship of the season.

Division 4

Abraham Flores (9-1) won his third-straight tournament at 110 pounds. He drew only two competitors and pinned Joseph Robbins (Pryor) in 3:46 and scored a 16-0 technical fall against Alex Enfield (South Central).

Division 3

Matthew Moore (9-2) won his first tournament of the season at 64 pounds with three pins and a technical fall. He took down Joseph Ketcher (Pryor) in 1:24, Elijah Wilson (Claremore) in 1:04, and Bodie Elam (Pryor) in 2:01. He also scored a dominant 16-0 tech fall against Aiden Machado (16-0).

Division 2

Jayden Bussell (8-4) won his second tournament of the season at 64 pounds. He pinned Hagen McHenry (Catoosa) in 2:29 and won a 6-0 decision against Kolby Wickham (Jay) to make his way to the finals. In the first place match he pinned Luis Flores (Sapulpa) in 2:05.

Novice 3

Connor Beals (10-4) won his fourth tournament of the season at 76 pounds. He pinned Braxton Snow (Bentonville) in 1:57, won a 10-5 decision against Braxton Cook (Coweta), then pinned Drake Blue (Sperry) in 2:19 in the finals.

Novice 2

Brayden Grimes (2-1) placed second at 61 pounds, pinning Zachariah Dooley (Del City) in seventeen seconds, and Shelby Correa (Cushing) in 2:21 before falling to Carter Williams in the finals.

Novice 1

Spencer Grimes (1-1) placed second at 37 pounds, winning a 5-3 decision over Aubrey Holman (Sand Springs), but falling to Hutch Landrum (Broken Arrow).

Cooper Ellenburg (10-4) placed third at 52 pounds. He lost his opening match to Eli Phillips (Jay), but pinned his next three foes and received one forfeit. He took down Max Brown (Claremore) in 0:34, Madden Richenberger (Bentonville) in 2:41, and Hudson Williams (Pryor) in 0:54.