Multiple teams from Oklahoma traveled to Missouri to compete in the Kansas City Stampede Saturday at Bartle Hall.
The tournament, which was run by growrestling.com, featured some of the best teams from the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and even a few teams from the Eastern Time Zone.
Tuttle was able to hold their own against some great competition. The team had the best finish of any team from Oklahoma, placing fourth with 127.5 points. Liberty (Mo.) won the tournament with 213.5 points.
- Brianna Harris, Tulsa Union (145)
- Flynn Brandrup, Mustang (132)
- J.D. Mccleary, Blackwell (285)
- Christopher Kiser, Ponca City (113)
- Taylor Ellis, Edmond North (125)
- William Heger, El Reno (138)
- Ethan Teague, Tuttle (157)
- KJ Evans, Heritage Hall (150)
Tuttle had one wrestler take first, one finish fifth and two finish eighth.
There were a few Oklahoma boys wrestlers who took home Kansas City Stampede belt buckles, the prize for placing in the top three in their bracket. Below is a summary of Oklahoma’s top finisher’s results in each weight class. Only weight divisions in which at least one Oklahoma wrestler made the top eight are included:
113: Ponca City’s Christopher Kiser was the No. 1 seed going into his bracket and he proved why he was as the defending state champion went 6-0 and pinned all his opponents, including Tennessee’s Jacob Bond in 5:15 in the finals to take first place.
“I was getting to my shots,” Kiser said. I would get a hold of their wrist and get the turn for the pin. In that last match, I was just waiting for him to do something dumb and took advantage of.