CPHS Wrestling: Sandites win fifth-straight, 41-25 over Owasso


The defending tournament champions and the tournament hosts put on a down-to-the-wire bout at the Third Annual Ram Duals, and Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School (10-1) pulled ahead in the final two matches for a 41-25 victory over No. 11 Owasso (5-7) for their fifth-straight dual win.

The Rams jumped out to an early lead as Zele Washington defeated Seth Jones (17-12 season, 19-15 career) 9-8 and Tristan Herrera won a 14-6 major decision over Colten Roberts (3-5).

Irwin Portillo (21-14, 27-19) got the Sandites on the board at 132 with a 2-1 decision over Mark Turner, but Baylor Smith won an 8-3 decision over Scott Patton (19-15, 26-17) in the next match.

Chris Kirby (14-3) came up strong for the Sandites by pinning Bryce Williams in 47 seconds and Kaleb Tabor (16-8) gave Sand Springs a 15-10 lead by pinning Nolan Miller in 5:09.

The Rams reclaimed the lead when Richie Lee pinned Braydon Dahl (0-1) in 4:42

Dayvon Taylor (15-13) trailed for most of the match but scored a takedown and a pair of back points at the end of the second to cut it 6-5, then tied it up with a third period escape. A takedown for back points gave him an 11-6 advantage, then he pinned the Ram in 5:53 to make it 21-16.

Noah Almy (3-3, 27-23) scored first on Kaleb Mertz but the Ram escaped in the first period and reversed in the second for a 3-2 lead. Almy got a takedown, Mertz escaped to tie it and the two went into sudden victory overtime. Mertz came up with a takedown for back points and a 9-4 decision.

Owasso took a 25-21 lead with a forfeit at 195, but Josh Fincannon (8-10) won a 7-1 decision over Devin Harris, and Gage Fain (13-6, 52-44) received a forfeit to make it 30-25 with two matches left.

Carter Young (27-1) clinched the dual with a 15-0 tech fall over Leyton Warne and State Champion Riley Weir (17-6, 79-24) wrapped things up with a nineteen second pin of Killian McGrew.

The Sandites will take on Lebanon, Missouri in the final round of pool play, while the Rams will wrestle the defending Arkansas State Champions from Bentonville High School.