Thirteen members of the Sand Springs Team Big wrestling club won first place medals at the recent Berryhill youth tournament in Tulsa.
Wyatt Meredith (6-3) won the 92-pound bracket by pinning Ethan Smith (Berryhill) in 27 seconds and winning a 13-3 major decision against Kyler Tabor (Berryhill).
Sammy Naugle (2-2) lost his first two matches to Hunter Waits (Berryhill) and Elijah Hynes (Broken Arrow), but pinned Cameron Pritchard (Bristow) in 3:21 and won a 6-3 decision over Destiny Smith (Sperry) for third place at 113 pounds.
Zander Grigsby (5-4) won the 67-pound bracket and barely even spent a minute on the mat. He pinned Colton Ganaway (Jenks) in nineteen seconds and Beau Canfield (Bristow) in 54.
Abraham Flores (13-3) won his fourth tournament of the year at 110 pounds. He pinned Colton Hainzinger (Collinsville) in 1:30 and received a forfeit from teammate Adrian Flores (3-9). Adrian defeated Hainzinger 4-3 for second place.
Balance Johnson (5-0) won the 140-pound bracket with a pair of falls. He pinned Micco Jones (Sapulpa) in 4:20 and Blake Postoak (Berryhill) in 1:20.
Mitchell Smith (8-3) placed second at eighty pounds. He pinned Ryan Cantrell (Cleveland) in 2:34 and Carson Leach (Collinsville) in 2:33 before falling 7-0 to Hudson Henslick (Collinsville).
Matthew Moore (13-2) won his second-straight tournament at 64 pounds. He majored Joey Bish (Berryhill) 9-0 and won 8-2 and 11-4 decisions against teammate Tanner Copeland and Aydin Machado (Cushing) respectively.
Ayreson Reiss (4-0) won the 67-pound bracket, majoring Luke Shaffer (Collinsville) 10-1 and teammate Colt Cothran (6-15) 11-2, pinning Mason Lapham (Owasso) in 1:49, and scoring a 6-2 decision over teammate Brody Wilson (2-5). Wilson placed second, pinning Shaffer in 0:42 and defeating Cothran 6-4. Cothran came in third, pinning Lapham in 2:46 and defeating Shaffer 9-6.
David Ritchey (6-2) drew only one competitor at 73 pounds, and won the best-of-three series against Mason Moore (Owasso) for his second-straight tournament title. He majored Moore 12-4 and pinned him in 2:34.
Kaden Pope (8-2) had the most impressive run of the tournament, winning the 61-pound bracket entirely by fall. He pinned Matteo Carrasco (Collinsville) in 51 seconds, Connor Cox (Ponca City) in 43 seconds, and Isaiah Carrasco (Collinsville) in 32 seconds.
Jaxon Trotter (13-4 Division 3, 4-3 Division 4) won the 100-pound bracket, defeating Aiden Petitt (Broken Arrow) 15-0, Kole Lamont (Broken Arrow) 8-6, and Zachary Fischer (Jenks) 17-1. He also placed second in Division Four, pinning Gage Smith (Berryhill) in 3:34.
Jaxon Grigsby (10-3) came in second at 55 pounds, pinning Conner Krajicek (Owasso) in 1:13 and Tucker Alberty (Sapulpa) in 1:26 before falling 4-0 to Mason Burnham (Catoosa) in the finals.
Kasen McAffrey (9-0) won his fourth-straight tournament at seventy pounds. He defeated Max Harland (Berryhill) 5-2 and pinned Payson Robinson (Sapulpa) in 2:56.
Promised Johnson (5-1) placed second at 75 pounds. He pinned Eli Montgomery (Berryhill) in 48 seconds and won a 22-7 tech fall over Caiden Estrada (Sperry) but fell 6-4 to Carter Wood (Berryhill) in sudden victory overtime.
Ramone Sparks (9-1) placed second at 92 pounds, defeating Gunner Boulware (Broken Arrow) 9-6 and pinning Konnor Kaul (Jenks) in 2:47 before falling 7-1 to Seth Friday (Jenks).
Isaac Sensintaffar (3-0) took first place at 76 pounds, pinning teammate Connor Beals (12-7) in twenty seconds and winning a 14-2 major decision over Mavrick Aunko (Collinsville). Beals placed second, defeating Aunko 9-6.
Tanner Copeland (2-2 Open, 3-0 Novice) won the 64-pound bracket handily, pinning Blayton Collins (Sand Springs) in 1:41 and Jake Patterson (Catoosa) in 0:52, and majoring Landon Dodd (Sperry) 10-2. He also placed third in Open, pinning Joey Bish (Berryhill) in 22 seconds. Lane Bailey (9-1) placed third. He pinned Carter Meloy (Cushing) in thirteen seconds before falling 12-2 to Dodd. In consolation he majored Collins 12-1 and won a rematch with Meloy 13-6.
Griffin Sensintaffar (3-0) took first in the 55-pound bracket. He majored Daxton Iten (Broken Arrow) 10-2, defeated Trey Burk (Cleveland) 12-9, then defeated Jett Richards (Inola) 8-7 in an overtime tie-breaker.
Blayton Collins (15-10) placed second at 64 pounds. He received a forfeit in the opening round, then pinned Nathan Rickers (Woodward) in 2:43 before falling 7-1 to Kyler Walters (Kingfisher) in the finals.
Legend Johnson (2-1) placed second at 61 pounds, pinning Isabella Perea (Sapulpa) in 37 seconds and Brayden Grimes (Sand Springs) in 24 seconds before falling 6-3 to Keller Byrum (Jenks).
Tyler Feigenbaum (13-4) came in runner-up at 67 pounds. He majored Austin Halley (Bristow) 14-0 and topped Corbyn Smith (Broken Arrow) 9-5 in sudden victory overtime before falling to Erblin Morina (Bartlesville) in the finals.
Zayden Anderson (3-1) came in runner-up at 43 pounds, pinning Wyatt Bruce (Bartlesville) in sixteen seconds and winning a 15-7 major decision against Zane Robinson (Collinsville) before falling to Jerren Scott (Collinsville) in the finals.
Spencer Grimes (3-2) came in runner-up at 37 pounds. He pinned Tristan Gardland (Berryhill) in 0:49 and Dominic Campbell (Inola) in 1:41 before falling to Hutch Landrum (Broken Arrow) in the finals. Aubrey Holman (4-5) placed third. He was pinned in the opening round by Dillan Cantrell (Inola), but rebounded in consolation by pinning Dallas Williams (Bartlesville) in 0:56 and Campbell in 1:16. In the finals he won a rematch with Cantrell and prevailed 15-13 in sudden victory overtime.