Several members of the Sand Springs wrestling team competed in the Union/Pryor IceFighter Open this weekend in Tulsa. The Sandites sent nine to the finals across three age divisions and four brought home gold medals.
Brendon Wiseley won the 113-pound bracket, pinning John Goodyear in 51 seconds, defeated Grant Edwards 3-2 and State Qualifier David Boucher 3-0.
Hayli Jeffries drew only one opponent in the girls’ 113-pound division and pinned Warner’s Merci Swimmer in 0:48 and 2:00 in a best-of-three series for first place.
Defending two-time State Champion Riley Weir came in runner-up at 126 pounds. He pinned Shayden Trant in 2:58, teched Bronner Bessette 21-4, and defeated Kaden Stanley 6-1 before falling 9-2 to Bartlesville State Champion Laif Jones in the finals.
Caleb Phillips placed second at 138 pounds. He pinned Sam Harris in 4:24 and Brayden Strachan in 3:44 and majored Jared Davis 13-0 before falling 4-2 to Enid’s Hunter McGee in sudden victory overtime.
Christian Forbes placed third at 106 pounds. He defeated Christian Patrick-Leal 6-0 in the quarterfinals before falling 1-0 to Bartlesville’s Colby Strachan. In consolation he defeated Suan Sang 7-3 and repeated his 6-0 win over Patrick-Leal in the finals.
Returning State Qualifier Scott Patton placed third at 152. He pinned Jakob Hammock in 3:07 but fell to Union State Qualifier Ja’len Hernandez in the quarterfinals. In consolation he pinned Chris Cox in 0:26 and majored Cody Peters 12-2.
State Qualifier Chris Kirby placed third at 160 with an 18-2 technical fall against Vincent Christy and a 42-second pin of Robert Dora before falling 9-0 to Cushing State QualifierState Jacob Ahrberg. In consolation he pinned Johnny Villa in 1:07.
State Qualifier Dayvon Taylor placed third at 182, pinning Tyler Holland in 0:46 and majoring Brett San Miguel 14-0 before falling 2-1 to Vinita State Qualifier Zach Wattenbarger. In consolation he defeated State Qualifier Landon Brown 3-0 and Jacob Wood 11-4.
Mitchell Smith breezed through the 89-pound bracket with four falls. He took down Matthew Kara in 0:39, Ryan Fortney in 0:17, Tucker Collinsworth in 0:30, and Bradly Vanblaricom in 2:46.
Chase White came in runner-up at 140 pounds. He pinned Andrew Henson in 1:50 and Jacob Diacon in 1:21, then defeated Trey Thomas 8-3 and Nick Schultz 11-9 before falling to Ponca City’s Rayden Agee in the finals.
Ethan Norton placed third at 113 pounds. He pinned Colin Young in 1:08 and majored Evan Gunter 9-1 before falling to Ponca City’s Ryker Agee in the semifinals. In consolation he majored Alden Garriott 14-0 and Andrew Lollis 10-0.
Carter Goodman placed third at 120, rattling off five-straight wins after falling 1-0 to Broken Arrow’s Preston Baker in the opening round. He pinned Jordan Hiser in 0:40, Chase Byam in 1:34 and Isaac Xiong in 2:18, defeated Eric Olenberger 2-0, and teched Bryson Sisco 16-0.
6th & 7th Grade
Mason Harris won the heavyweight bracket and spent only thirty seconds on the mat. He pinned Kasey Minakhom in seventeen seconds and pinned Andrew Terrell in thirteen.
Eli Buxton placed second at 126 pounds, falling to Broken Arrow’s Keshawn Guillory, but pinning Adan Ayala in 45 seconds.
Malachi Wilson came in Runner Up at 162 pounds, pinning Kane Neill in 34 seconds, but falling to Oologah’s Ryan Wells in the finals.