Class 6A wrestling: Edmond North primed to end Broken Arrow's title run
BY MIKE MOGUIN World Correspondent
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2/23/13 at 4:15 AM
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Broken Arrow's hopes to win a fourth straight state championship are in trouble as Edmond North carries a 34-point lead going into Saturday at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament at State Fair Arena.
The Huskies, highlighted by the Dixon triplets, stand in first-place with 90.5 points, while the Tigers are in second with 56.5 points and three wrestlers in the finals.
Broken Arrow was also down after the first night of last year's state tourney.
"We've made pretty good comebacks the last three years," Broken Arrow coach Shawn Jones said. "Tomorrow we have some guys who are coming back who we think can place and that's all we can do. "It's got to be a good day tomorrow. We've got to win all our consolation matches and all three of our final matches."
One Broken Arrow contender in the finals is heavyweight Carlos Taylor, a 5-2 winner over Jenks' Que Overton. Taylor won a regional title last week.
Taylor faces Midwest City's Carlos Freeman in the final.
Before Taylor's match, the Huskies won matches at 182, 195 and 220 from triplets Lance, Joel and Andrew Dixon. That included an 11-0 major decision by Lance Dixon over Broken Arrow's Steve Allen at 182.
Also in the finals for the Tigers are Markus Simmons at 120 and Tanner Bailey at 145.
Simmons was dominant in a 7-2 decision against Southmoore's Zac Damico. Bailey pinned Enid's Anthony Gonzalez at 1:35.
Edmond North’s Lance Dixon wrestles Broken Arrow’s Steve Allen in the 6A 182-pound semifinal match during the state wrestling
tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City on Friday. SARAH PHIPPS/The Oklahoman
Union's Luke Wolfenberger (bottom) wrestles Westmoore's Keaton Randall during 6A semifinal 126-pound match in the state wrestling tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City on Friday. SARAH PHIPPS/The Oklahoman