Mustang Wrestling

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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Mustang’s Wiley earns second national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Last week was a breakout week for Mustang’s John Wiley in Fargo, North Dakota. Last year heading into his freshman season Wiley was a national runner-up in Fargo, but this season when walking into the Fargo Dome the soon-to-be sophomore wasn’t being mentioned as a contender. But after a great week…

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Mustang grappler earns national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang had never had a national champion before last year, but now the Broncos have two in as many years. “I feel like a broken record sometimes. But it is indicative of the work that these kids have put in and where they want to go and compete at the next…

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Mustang Athletics reveals Hall of Fame inductees

In its second year, Mustang Athletic Department announced four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame. Charles Carpenter, Toby Daugherty, James Garner, Shane Hamman, and the 1984 girls’ volleyball team will go up in the hall of fame Aug. 24 at the Mustang Event Center. Toby Rowland will…

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking into the Jim Norick Arena on the last weekend of February brings a sight of wrestling mats covering the arena floor. Mustang wrestling entered the arena with 10 individuals Friday looking for a state title and walked away Saturday with an historic finish. “I knew it would be like this. Everyone…

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Broncos qualify 10 for state en route to regional title

MOORE – Another milestone was reached by the Mustang Broncos’ wrestling team over the weekend. Mustang took first at the OSSAA 6A West Regional tournament with a team total of 222 points edging out the Edmond Memorial Bulldogs by three points. The first-place finish is the first regional championship for the Broncos in at least…

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