Mustang advanced five wrestlers to the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament this past weekend and four-out-of-five of those wrestlers placed.
Bronco sophomore Cameron Picklo took third-place in the 113-pound weight bracket. Junior Joe Lupton finished in third-place in the 120-pound weight class. Senior Gage McBride placed third in the 170-pound weight class and senior Trey Edwards took fourth-place in the 132-pound weight bracket.
Mustang junior Cooper Meadows was the fifth wrestler to compete in the 6A state tournament for the Broncos and Meadows went 0-2 in the 160-pound weight class.
With their impressive performance in the consolation bracket on day two of the state tournament, Mustang vaulted itself up the team standings and took sixth-place overall in the final team standings for 6A wrestling.
At 113 pounds, Picklo had a record of 3-1. The MHS sophomore started the tournament off with a loss to Tanner Ward of Sand Springs by a score of 16-5. Picklo rebounded with a win in the consolation bracket over Ponca City’s Karson Bellmard with a first-period fall. In the consolation semifinals, Picklo took on Sapulpa’s Brandon Blose and made a late charge to take a 12-9 victory. In the consolation finals to determine third and fourth-place, Picklo took on Ward again and this time it was Picklo who came out on top with the 5-3 victory.
At 120 pounds, Lupton had a 3-1 record. The Bronco junior started the tournament with a loss to Bartlesville’s Laif Jones 6-4. Lupton rebounded in the consolation bracket with a 9-2 victory over Yukon’s Noah Hanscom. In the consolation semifinals, Lupton defeated Sand Springs’ Michael Ritchey 4-2 and in the consolation finals to determine third and fourth-place, he matched up with Jones again and like Picklo, Lupton came out on top the second time around with a second-period fall.
At 170 pounds, McBride finished with a 3-1 record at state. The Mustang senior won his first match with a second-period fall over Union’s Darius Boone. McBride lost his semifinal round match to Stillwater’s Christian Bahl in a tight 4-3 match. In the consolation semifinals, McBride took on Ponca City’s Lane Newlin and scratched out a 3-2 victory. In the consolation finals to determine third and fourth-place, McBride came back to defeat Sam Hensley of Edmond Memorial by a 9-7 score.
At 132 pounds, Edwards had a record of 2-2 in the state tournament. The MHS senior started the tournament off with a loss to Ponca City’s Dylan Schickram with a second-period fall. In the consolation bracket, Edwards defeated Midwest City’s Marquez Edwards 10-2. In the consolation semifinals, Edwards defeated Norman North’s Sam Avant 4-1 and in the consolation finals to determine third and fourth-place, Edwards took on Schickram again and fell 9-4.
At 160 pounds, Meadows took on Broken Arrow’s Caleb Wise in the first round and was pinned in the second period. In his first consolation match, Meadows was defeated by Stillwater’s Connor Wilcoxen 7-3.
Here’s how the rest of the team standings look for Class 6A:
Sand Springs took first-place, Broken Arrow finished in second-place, Choctaw placed third, Edmond North took fourth-place, Stillwater finished in fifth-place, Owasso placed seventh, Yukon, Ponca City and Westmoore tied for eighth-place, Midwest City took 11th place, Norman North finished in 12th place, Edmond Memorial placed 13th, Putnam City took 14th place, Deer Creek finished in 15th place, Enid placed 16th, Sapulpa took 17th place, Union finished in 18th place, Bartlesville placed 19th, Bixby took 20th place, Edmond Santa Fe finished in 21st place, Moore placed 22nd, Norman took 23rd place and Muskogee and Putnam City North tied for 24th place.