High school wrestling notebook: Collinsville adds another tournament title
BY JOSH HALEY World Correspondent
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12/19/12 at 3:20 AM
Collinsville continued its tournament dominance by winning the prestigious Kansas City Stampede with a team score of 460.5 points.
"Our kids didn't know what to expect because it was such a big tournament," said Collinsville coach Weston Harding. "They were wrestling for their lives every match, and they did a great job."
Christian Moody went 7-0 to win the 106-pound weight class, while Will Steltzlen (132) recorded a runner-up finish. Davion Jeffries (113), Gary Wayne Harding (138) and Kennan Priddy (220) all finished third for the Cardinals with Jacob Findley (120), Ryan Heiden (126), Jake Barton (160) and Zach Abkemeier (170) recording top-10 finishes to help contribute to the win.
Collinsville also learned Tuesday that it has been named champion of the Mid-America Nationals tournament held Dec. 7-8 at Union. Collinsville originally placed second, one point behind Edmond North. The corrected score, however, showed Collinsville as a six-point winner.
Sand Springs wins another tournament: After splitting the Chuck West Invitational tournament win with Vinita in Bristow on Dec. 8, Sand Springs earned another win last weekend at the Norman tournament.
"It was a good overall performance," said Sand Springs coach Kelly Smith. "There are some great teams out there, and we will just continue to prepare."
Dylan Kinser (113), Cody Karstetter (120), Payton Ayers (195) and Nick Bearshed (220) picked up tournament crowns for the Sandites, while Ethan Reeder (160) recorded a solid runner-up finish.
Berryhill edges Cushing: Class 3A No. 2 Berryhill got a big boost when it topped 4A No. 2 Cushing 35-33 on Thursday.
"We try to wrestle the toughest competition around," said Berryhill coach D.J. McGrew. "That's a measuring stick for us to see where we're at."
Trey Jimenez (126), Ryan Travelletti (132), Jonce Blaylock (138), Justin Dunn (145) and Tommy York (182) picked up wins for the Chiefs.