Yukon Wrestling

Fast start not enough for Yukon wrestling at Piedmont

  PIEDMONT — Yukon got off to a strong start in the season-opening dual Thursday at Piedmont. The Millers won four-of-six matches to open the contest and carried an 18-9 lead into the 145-pound match. From that point, it was all Wildcats. Piedmont went on to win six-consecutive matches and seven-of-the-last-eight to beat Yukon 39-24.…

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White defeats Red in annual Red/White dual

Several Millers retired helmets for singlets and made their debut on the wrestling mat Thursday night. Yukon hosted its annual red and white inter-squad match in preparation for the start of the regular season.  For many former football players this was their first time to see competition in the preseason. “(I really liked) getting those…

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Yukon grapplers hit the mat in Edmond

By Hayden Tucker, staff writer Over the weekend, Yukon wrestling traveled to Edmond North for the Colton Schneider Memorial Open. This was the first time in the new season the Millers were able to see competition. “It was very good to get out of the practice room and get to see live competition from somebody…

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A DIVISION OF THEIR OWN: 2018 Yukon Open set to have girls’ division

Yukon is about to make history Nov. 10. For the first time in the long, rich history of wrestling in Oklahoma, there will be a girls’ division in an Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association-sanctioned wrestling tournament, and that tournament will be the Yukon Open. “It’s been a long time coming,” Yukon head wrestling coach, Joe…

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Gilmore, Morris compete at All-State

Yukon High School 2018 graduates Jaxen Gilmore and Studd Morris competed Wednesday in the 2018 All-State Games for the Large-School West All-State Wrestling Team at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Gilmore wrestled at 145 pounds for the West team, while Morris grappled at 113 pounds. Gilmore won the 6A 145-pound state…

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Yukon wrestlers impress at OSU Team Camp

The Yukon wrestling team took their talents to Stillwater last week and competed in the Oklahoma State University Team Camp. Miller coach Joe Schneider said he was pleased with his team’s efforts. “It was a great learning experience,” Schneider said. “We had very good competition from many different schools. The guys battled in some tough…

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Gilmore, Morris named All-State wrestlers

Yukon seniors Jaxen Gilmore and Studd Morris were named to the West Large School All-State Wrestling Team. Gilmore won the 145-pound 6A state championship and Morris took second-place in the 105-pound 6A weight class. The Miller duo will compete in the 2018 All-State Games in July.

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Lewallen wins Big 12 title

Oklahoma State wrestler Boo Lewallen won the 149-pound Big 12 Conference championship Sunday in Tulsa with a 9-3 victory over Northern Iowa’s Max Thomsen. The Yukon High School graduate earned a takedown and near fall in the final 20 seconds of the second period to break a 3-3 tie. Lewallen then added another takedown and…

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Millers take seventh at state tournament

Yukon wrestling closed the 2017-2018 season with six individual wrestlers advancing to the 6A state wrestling tournament last Friday and Saturday at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. The highlight of the weekend for the Miller wrestling program was 145-pound grappler Jaxen Gilmore winning his second 6A state championship to cap his four-year career…

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Leaving his legacy: Yukon’s Jaxen Gilmore wins 145 pound state title in dominating fashion

Yukon senior Jaxen Gilmore capped off his career with the Miller wrestling program by capturing his second state championship in four years. Gilmore defeated Mustang’s Tate Picklo in a 16-3 major decision Saturday evening in the 145-pound 6A state championship match at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. “It feels great,” Gilmore said. “I…

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