Mustang Wrestling

MHS grapplers get pin happy, dominate regional

Mustang High School’s wrestling team put on a powerful display over the weekend on its way to winning the Class 6A West Regional at Westmoore High School. However, coach Brian Picklo thinks Mustang, which amassed 26 pins, can perform even better at this weekend’s state tournament. “We played it safe. We didn’t wrestle near as…

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MHS mat men take second at Dual State

Mustang High School’s wrestling team qualified for the finals at Dual State for the first time, and its battles with Choctaw and Broken Arrow each went down to the wire Saturday. The No. 2-seeded Broncos snapped a semifinal tie with No. 3-seeded Choctaw when 106-pounder Shelton Chastain’s decision catapulted MHS to a 31-28 victory at…

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Wiley, MHS to face Stillwater at Dual State

When Mustang High wrestles Stillwater on Friday in Class 6A Dual State, the Broncos’ John Wiley will be the healthiest he’s been since preseason. Wiley, the team’s nationally-ranked 145-pounder, has missed large chunks of the season due to two surgeries related to removal of an infected bursa sac behind his right knee. Second-seeded MHS (14-3)…

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Mustang grapplers dominate at district duals

Led by junior Keegan Luton’s three victories, Mustang’s wrestling team vanquished three opponents last Thurs-day in the District 2 Duals. No. 2-ranked Mustang (then 9-1) routed No. 9 Southmoore, 69-6, in the last of its three duals at the Mustang High School Event Center. The Broncos thus became one of eight Class 6A teams to…

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Picklo continues to thrive for Mustang wrestling

Pound for pound, there may not be a better high school wrestler in Oklahoma than Mustang High School’s Tate Picklo. And the scary thing, if you are an opponent, is that Picklo keeps evolving and perfecting his skills. Picklo is undefeated this season (29-0), having most recently won the title at the conference tournament and…

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Lineup change sparks MHS wrestlers

  Mustang High School wrestling coach Brian Picklo experimented with his lineup in Tuesday night’s dual against Edmond North, and the changes gave No. 2-ranked Mustang a decisive spark. Five Broncos wrestled up a weight class and each won in their 42-18 thumping of fourth-ranked Edmond North at the Mustang High School Event Center. Did…

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Broken Arrow wrestlers overwhelm Broncos

Broken Arrow, the defending state wrestling champion in Class 6A, showed last Thursday why it is top ranked in Oklahoma’s largest class. The Tigers took down second-ranked Mustang in 10 of 14 matches, three by falls, in their 40-20 dual triumph at the Mustang High School Event Center. Bronco coach Brian Picklo was envious of…

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Cornerstone Classic lures top teams

Mustang’s basketball teams, with many of their key players underclassmen, have been growing up the difficult way: through the school of hard knocks. In recent games, Mustang’s boys and girls have shown improvement despite setbacks against highly ranked opponents. Mustang’s quintets will embrace yet another chance to gain invaluable experience when they host the second…

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Bronco wrestlers outduel Piedmont in home opener

Mustang’s wrestling team opened its home dual season with a methodical 44-17 dismantling of the Piedmont Wildcats last Thursday before about 400 fans. Among the Broncos triumphing at the Mustang High School Event Center was Jojo Sylvester 2.0, the new mentally-tougher version of last year’s state qualifier. Sylvester and his Mustang teammates (3-0 in duals),…

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Bedlam renewed: Bronco wrestlers pin Yukon

YUKON — Mustang High wrestling coach Brian Picklo described it as fierce combat. His Yukon counterpart, Joe Schneider, said it was like Mixed Martial Arts SmackDown. That’s Canadian County’s version of the Bedlam Rivalry in wrestling. The two high schools renewed their intense series last Friday night as nationally ranked Mustang used six falls to…

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