Sand Springs sent a depleted roster to a loaded tournament this weekend, but still managed a seventh place finish out of 29 teams at the Cushing Tiger Invitational. Scott Patton won his first high school tournament title, Chris Kirby came in runner-up, and Kaden Glass won the consolation bracket.
The storied program from 3A No. 1 Perry put five in the finals and won their second team title of the season with 209 points despite not crowning any champions. 5A No. 1 Collinsville placed second with three finalists, two champions, and 170 points.
Patton (12-1, 47-23) dominated the first three rounds of competition at 152 pounds and outscored his foes 49-15. He scored a 19-3 technical fall against Blanchard State Qualifier Dillon Berry, pinned Trey Hudgens in 4:40, and majored Wagoner State Qualifier Kane Bowman 15-4.
In the finals Patton won a 9-7 shootout with defending Perry State Champion Hadyn Redus. Redus scored a takedown midway through the first period, but Patton reversed for back points to take a 4-2 lead into the second and never trailed. He led by as much as 9-4 before Redus scored a last second takedown, but the Sandite held on for the two-point decision.
Kirby (13-6, 35-16) drew a first round bye at 160 pounds. He pinned Keedin Crockett in 3:30 and Brody Harbour in 2:23, but fell 21-6 to two-time Missouri State Champion Andrew Gamble in the finals.
Freshman standout Kaden Glass (11-5) placed third at 195 with four first-period falls. He pinned Daxx Arnold in 0:26 and Karson Austin in 1:03 before falling 4-2 to Cushing State Qualifier Eriq Simpson. In consolation he set the Sand Springs 195-pound pin record, defeating Zack Bosse in only thirteen seconds, then felled Robert Woltkamp in 0:56 in the finals.
Josh Fincannon (11-9, 25-26) placed fourth at 220 pounds. He pinned Shawn Graham in 1:31 and defeated Missouri State Qualifier Keegan Bradley 7-2 before falling 6-0 to Salina State Qualifier Bobby Goins. In consolation he defeated Grove State Qualifier Dawson Tanner 5-1 but fell 5-0 to Perry State Qualifier Brandon Speikers.
Freshman Christian Forbes (10-5) placed sixth at 106 pounds with three wins and three losses, all decisions. He defeated Antonio Rizzi 9-6, Aiden O’Dell 11-4, and Braven Bowman 6-3. In the placement round he fell 1-0 to Stilwell’s Cutter Sheets, giving up a second period escape.
The 6A No. 5 Charles Page High School team voided 120, 170, and 285 and was without starters Brendon Wiseley (10-7, 24-15), Riley Weir (7-4, 98-31), Seth Jones (7-4, 29-18), and Dayvon Taylor (6-2, 29-22). They finished with 109.5 points in their first ever trip to the tournament.
Blake Jones (9-7) went 2-2 at 132 but failed to place. His only losses were to Perry State Champion Dylan Avery and Miami State Qualifier Cooper Stone. In the first round he scored a 4-1 decision over Cleveland State Qualifier Dylan Brown and in consolation he defeated Dathan Leach 9-4.
Brooks Dudley (3-2) also failed to place despite picking up two wins at 195. He pinned Cameron Haling in 2:00 and scored a 7-3 decision over Grant Baber.
Ethan Norton (0-2) and Chase White (0-2) made their varsity debuts at 113 and 138, respectively.
Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday on the road at 7:00 p.m. in Sapulpa (0-4). The Sandites have won their last three dual meetings with their Highway 97 rivals.
209.0 3A No. 1 Perry
170.0 5A No. 1 Collinsville
149.0 4A No. 3 Wagoner
141.0 MO No. 10 Belton
137.5 4A No. 2 Cushing
120.5 3A No. 4 Bridge Creek
109.5 6A No. 5 Sand Springs
90.5 4A No. 8 Blanchard
89.5 3A No. 9 Blackwell
87.0 4A No. 4 Bristow
82.5 4A No. 13 Ft. Gibson
81.0 3A No. 15 Salina
80.0 5A No. 15 Grove
62.0 4A No. 11 Cascia Hall
54.0 4A No. 5 Catoosa
48.0 3A No. 6 Sperry
27.0 4A No. 7 Heritage Hall
106 - Eli Griffin (Cascia Hall)
113 - Jordan Williams (Collinsville)
120 - Brayden Bradley (Belton)
126 - Thaddeus Long (McLain)
132 - Caleb Tanner (Collinsville)
138 - Price Perrier (Pawhuska)
145 - Kolby DePron (Bridge Creek)
152 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs)
160 - Andrew Gamble (Belton)
170 - Robert Weber (Belton)
182 - Gage Hockett (Cushing)
195 - Eriq Simpson (Cushing)
220 - Luke Fortney (Bristow)
285 - Ryder Wiese (Blanchard)