Mustang Wrestling

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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Picklo wins title, named top wrestler at event

Mustang’s Tate Picklo was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler and won a championship, headlining a group of seven other Broncos who placed last weekend in the prestigious Kansas City Stampede. The nationally No. 8-ranked Picklo remained undefeated, dominating eight opponents at 182 pounds to run his record to 20-0 this season. Picklo won in…

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Mustang wrestlers begin bid for title

Brian Picklo, Mustang High’s head wrestling coach, has been working the past four years to change the culture of his team. This season, Picklo feels he has the type of team he can take into battle with Oklahoma’s Class 6A powers and challenge for the championship. Mustang began grappling with that mission Saturday, winning seven…

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State sports hall of fame enshrines Cross

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang native Kendall Cross has been inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Cross was a national champion wrestler at Oklahoma State University in 1989 and captured an Olympic gold medal in 1996. He also placed sixth during the 1992 Olympics. Cross was enshrined in the state sports hall of…

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Mustang junior grapples for success

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang’s Tate Picklo’s busy summer came to an end with a competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. “It was awesome. I loved it,” Picklo said. The soon-to-be junior flew to Bulgaria to compete for Team USA in the 2019 Cadet World Championships in Greco Wrestling. The competition didn’t go as Picklo hoped, but…

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