CPHS Wrestling: Kirby and Patton win Sapulpa Tournament, Sandites place fourth

Chris Kirby became the second Sandite of the season to win a tournament title.

Chris Kirby became the second Sandite of the season to win a tournament title.

The Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School wrestling team placed fourth out of fourteen teams this weekend at the Jerry Billings Invitational in Sapulpa. They finished with eight placers, three finalists, and two champions in Scott Patton and Chris Kirby.

Nationally ranked No. 18 Broken Arrow won the tournament with 329 points, ten finalists, and seven champions. 5A No. 1 Collinsville came in runner-up with 202 points, four finalists, and one champion. 3A No. 2 Comanche placed third with 176 points, five finalists, and one champion. Sand Springs scored 158 points.

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Scott Patton (18-1, 53-23) recorded two pins and a decision en route to the 152 pound finals, where he knocked off previously undefeated Comanche State Qualifier Gage Miller (13-1) with a 2-1 decision. This is his second-straight tournament title.

Chris Kirby (18-6, 40-16) pinned his way to the 160 title, taking down undefeated Comanche State Qualifier Ethon Hamrick (13-1) for his first gold medal of the season.

Kaden Glass (15-6) earned his spot in the 195 finals with two first-period falls and a 6-1 decision over Union State Qualifier Elijah Tomlin 6-1. In the finals he managed to score an early takedown against two-time Broken Arrow State Champion Gavin Potter before the Tiger rolled him for a fall at 4:15.

Brendon Wiseley (16-8, 30-16) placed third at 106 pounds. He recorded a pin and a tech fall on day one before falling to Collinsville freshman standout Cameron Steed (20-3) in the semifinals. He pinned Ethan Kemble in 1:45 in consolation, then majored Bartlesville’s Colby Strachan 9-0. He scored a takedown for nearfall points in the first period, and notched reversals in the second and third.

Defending tournament champion Riley Weir (13-5, 104-32) had to settle for third after dropping a semifinal loss to undefeated Bixby freshman Zach Blankenship (24-0). He recorded two first-period pins on day one, including a seven-second school record for fastest fall at 113 pounds. In consolation he scored a 6-0 decision over Broken Arrow’s Jared Hill and a 6-2 decision over Bartlesville’s Corwin Strachan.

Seth Jones (11-6, 33-20) lost a 6-3 decision to Broken Arrow State Qualifier Blazik Perez in the 126 quarterfinals, majored Ponca City State Qualifier Kristopher Humble 12-2 in consolation, then fell 10-7 to Collinsville’s Eli Benham. He won the fifth-place match by pinning Comanche State Qualifier Jaxon Miller in 2:35.

Josh Fincannon (15-10, 29-27) recorded a pair of falls at 220 before falling 13-1 to three-time Broken Arrow State Champion, nationally-ranked No. 9 Zach Marcheselli. In consolation he pinned Bryce Drummond in 0:35 but fell to Union State Qualifier Micah Walker and settled for fourth place.

Santana Naugle (4-7) went 1-1 on day one with a fall at 182. On Saturday he earned a placement match with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Gabe Lyons, but lost 5-2 to Union Jake Rogers. He settled for sixth place after getting pinned by Comanche’s Broedy Jessen.

Caleb Phillips (3-7, 5-14) was eliminated one round short of placement at 138. He recorded two first-period falls and was only defeated by a pair of State Qualifiers.

Kaden Clark (0-2), Hayli Jeffries (0-2), and Thomas Naugle (1-2) went winless. Braden Dahl (3-3, 4-6), Sango Whitehorn (1-3), and Riley Magee (6-5, 11-10) earned one win apiece. The Sandites voided 132, 145, and 285.

The undefeated dual team will return to action Tuesday with a road battle against No. 1 Broken Arrow (5-1).

Finals Matches:
106: Jackson Cockrell (BAHS) 3-2 Cameron Steed (Collinsville)
113: Jordan Williams (Collinsville) 23-5 (3:50) Kaleb Harris (Sallisaw)
120: Zach Blankenship (Bixby) fall (1:43) Rocky Stephens (Collinsville)
126: Blazik Perez (BAHS) 1-0 Laif Jones (Bartlesville)
132: Reece Witcraft (BAHS) 3-2 Caleb Tanner (Collinsville)
138: Spencer Schickram (Ponca City) 11-3 Blake Gonzales (BAHS)
145: Jalen Hernandez (Union) 10-1 Chris Moores (BAHS)
152: Scott Patton (CPHS) 2-1 Gage Miller (Comanche)
160: Chris Kirby (CPHS) fall (2:25) Ethon Hamrick (Comanche)
170: Bryce Mattioda (BAHS) 5-3 Cade Cook (Comanche)
182: Emmanul Skillings (BAHS) 21-10 Abram Arechiga (Ponca City)
195: Gavin Potter (BAHS) fall (4:15) Kaden Glass (CPHS)
220: Konner Doucet (Comanche) 4-3 UTB Zach Marcheselli (BAHS)
285: Noah Cortes (BAHS) fall (0:44) Ethan Bacon (Comanche)

Team Scores
329.0 6A No. 1 Broken Arrow
202.0 5A No. 1 Collinsville
176.0 3A No. 2 Comanche
158.0 6A No. 5 Sand Springs
133.0 6A No. 13 Union
123.0 6A No. 14 Bartlesville
111.0 Bixby
93.5 6A No. 11 Ponca City
76.0 3A No. 6 Sperry
71.5 Muskogee
70.0 Pawhuska
22.0 Sallisaw
15.0 Ft. Smith Southside
12.0 Sapulpa