Yukon Wrestling

Wrestlers capture MatMania title in final prep for regional tournament

Yukon wrestling coach Joe Schneider sent numerous grapplers, including several varsity starters to the Capitol Hill MatMania Wrestling Tournament last weekend. The Millers came away with the tournament title with five individuals winning their weight classes and Wallace Tilley earning the Outstanding Wrestler award of the tournament with his performance in the 138-pound weight division.…

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Millers fall 39-27 to Deer Creek

  In Yukon’s first dual since Dec. 17, the Millers fell to No. 6 Deer Creek. The dual, highlighted for Yukon by Ryan Snodgrass and Chance Bailey’s back-to-back falls, was dropped by the Millers 39-27. Coming off two straight tournaments, they felt they should have learned. “We’ve got work to do,” coach Joe Schneider said.…

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Yukon wrestlers take fourth at Jenks, Aldridge wins HWT

  Yukon grapplers enjoyed their third straight successful outing at the Larry Wilkey Invitational last weekend. The Millers took fourth place overall at Jenks High School. Weeks before, they took second at a Fayetteville tournament. Before that, they defeated Bethel 84-0. Most would think Yukon is feeling elated by the recent success, but they aren’t.…

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GRAPPLERS GETTING ON TRACK

Yukon wrestling wrapped up their second straight successful outing, taking runners-up at the Fayetteville Tournament. Coming off an 84-0 demolition of Bethel, the Millers took to Arkansas in attempt to prove what they were worth. Though it was in the neighboring state, several Oklahoma teams such as Ft. Gibson, Enid, and Talequah made the trip.…

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Plenty of work ahead for Miller wrestling

Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats and more than a thousand fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man, there are a lot of people here,’” said Mustang’s coach…

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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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