, Muskogee, OK

January 27, 2013

Muskogee comes close in Stillwater; Wagoner claims Maverick title

Pair curious after denial of schools wanting out


— The Muskogee High wrestlers made a solid run but fell eight points short of Perry to finish second at the Stillwater 4x4 tournament on Saturday.

The Roughers, No. 3 in the Class 6A tournament poll, finished with a total of 137 points while Perry totaled 145. Stillwater, Ponca City and Altus rounded out the top five.

Three Roughers won their respective weight championships while two others  finished as runner-up. Xavier Taylor won by injury default over John Stevens of Blackwell at 126 pounds, Dawaylon Barnes captured the title at 145 with a 7-2 decision over Claremore’s Caleb Harris and Jacobe Smith won by major decision, 12-4, over Altus’ Grant Loving.

Stillwater’s Corey Lane won by fall at 4:56 over Muskogee’s Micah Foster at 138 while Altus’ Kellen Torres decisioned MHS’s J.T. Andrews 3-0 at 160.

In the consolation round, Chase Soper grabbed a major decision over Ponca City’s Cole Burns at 120, Matt Acee decisioned Bryan James of Perry at 132, Cori Andrews won by fall over Ponca City’s Dave Kimbrell while Tristan Watson lost a 6-4 overtime decision to Claremore’s Chase Freeman at 285.

Wagoner wins Maverick tournament

The Wagoner Bulldogs had five wrestlers capture individual champions to take the Maverick Conference tournament in Stilwell on Saturday.

The Bulldogs, No. 5 in the Class 4A poll, finished with 198.5 points, 27.5 points clear of 3A No. 4 Vian while Jay, Sallisaw and Poteau rounded out the top five. Webbers Fall came in seventh with 57.5 points while Hulbert (55) finished eighth, Fort Gibson (47) 10th, Sequoyah (17) 13th and Keys (13) 14th.

Travis Greer of Wagoner decisioned Vian’s Anthony Crew 15-1 at 106 pounds, Brad Boswell earned a fall at the 3:25 mark over Jay’s Brian Deleon at 145, Roman Rodruguez decisioned Rowdy Simon ov Vian 5-2 at 182 and Derek Marshall grabbed a fall over Stilwell’s Mickey Brown at 2:31 at 220.

Three Wolverines earned individual titles led by Landon Decker with a major decision over Fischer Medlin of Wagoner 11-3 at 160, Caleb Mays decisioned Hulbert’s Bryson McGowan 3-2 at 195 and Tre Locust earned a fall over Webbers Falls’ R.J. Wofford at 3:58 in the heavyweight division.

Tyson Hume of Webbers Falls captured the championship at 113 with a 10-4 decision over Trestin January of Jay.