High school wrestling notebook: Collinsville takes second at Mid-America
BY JOSH HALEY World Correspondent
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12/12/12 at 4:37 AM
Christian Moody (106 pounds), Davion Jefferies (113), Gary Wayne Harding (138) and Dylan Helm (145) were crowned tournament champions to lead Collinsville to a runner-up finish in last weekend's Mid-America Nationals held at Union.
"Our kids were tired of beating up on each other in practice and they were ready to wrestle someone else," said Collinsville coach Weston Harding. "Overall I couldn't be more pleased with the way they wrestled." The Cardinals were edged out by Edmond North for the team title by one point. Ryan Heiden (126) and Will Steltzen (132) claimed runner-up honors and Collinsville had six wrestlers in championship matches, the most by any team in the 27-team field.
Broken Arrow wins prestigious triangular: Thursday night was royalty night in Broken Arrow, or so it seemed, as Broken Arrow hosted Tuttle and Allen, Texas.
All three schools are defending state champions in some fashion, creating a unique experience for wrestlers and fans. Broken Arrow defended their home mat well by defeating Allen 38-21 and Tuttle 36-22.
"They (Tuttle and Allen) are both great programs and I'm very proud that our team has responded to the big challenges we've thrown at them early on," said Broken Arrow coach Shawn Jones.
Bishop Kelley gets early victory: The Comets racked up an impressive six pins to easily defeat Webster 66-18 in their first dual of the season.
Todd Fernandez (113), Gable Krebsbach (120), Spencer Zellar (126), Alex Hinkle (145), Michael Spencer (160) and Lota Ezenwa (285) all registered falls for Bishop Kelley.
"We have a lot of young kids on our team and it was good to get that first win," said Bishop Kelley coach Zac Livingston.
Another early season boost for the Comets was Brice Inbody's fifth-place finish in the 21-wrestler field at 182 pounds at last weekend's Mid-America Nationals.