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Little Axe Looks to Get a Few Wrestlers on the State Tournament Podium for the 2021-22 Season

Robert Gray is in his third year as the head coach at Little Axe and the staff and community are excited about what their team brings to the table.

Elizabeth Mullendore is ranked #19 nationally and arguably the favorite to win the state title at 145. The girls’ team also has 120 lb freshman Ainsley Jennings, who the staff has very high expectations for as well.

On the boys’ side, they haven’t had a state champion since 2011, but have high expectations for Chad Kriz. Kriz was a state qualifier this past season and returns to the 220-pound weight class with a lot of motivation to make the podium this season. Robbie Hughes and Lane Gourley are two that have dealt with some injuries previously, but if they can remain healthy could also make some noise at the state tournament.

The team is in a tough district with defending champion Marlow, but are hard workers with a supportive staff and community that believe they can do some big things this year.

Roster

Boys

106 Kaden Hughes FR

113 Jarret Thomas FR

126 Ayden Wells SO

132 Maddux Woods JR

138 David Ramos JR

145 Jesus Kirkes JR

152 Jay Cox JR

160 Robbie Hughes JR

170 Mikey Sliek

182 Kam Farris SR

195 Lane Gourley SO

220 Chadd Kriz JR  State Qualifier

HWT Chase Gentry JR

Girls:

120 Ainsley Jennings FR

145 Elizabeth Mullendore SR State Qualifier, Ranked #19 Nationally

2021-22 Little Axe Indians Wrestling Schedule

  • Nov 30 vs Durant-Home
  • Dec 3-4 Blanchard Tournament
  • Dec 9 vs Tecumseh-Home
  • Dec 14 vs Harrah-Away
  • Jan 7-8 Cushing Tournament
  • Jan 11 District Duals 3A District 2
    • Community Christian
    • Lexington
    • Pauls Valley
    • WIlburton
    • Star Spencer
    • Bethel
    • Marlow
  • Jan 13 vs Noble-Home
  • Jan 14-15 Weathorford Tournament
  • Jan 17 vs Mcloud-Home
  • Jan 21-22 Red River Classic-Vernon, Texas
  • Jan 25 vs Bethel-Home
  • Jan 28-29 Midwestern Conference
  • Feb 11-12 Dual State
  • Feb 14-15 Girls Regionals
  • Feb 18-19 Boys Regionals
  • Feb 25-26 State

Coaches:

Head Coach Robert Gray 3rd year at Little Axe. Originally from Kansas-2 x State Placer. 15 years of coaching experience

Assistant coach Brody Hughes 3rd year at Little Axe-Fargo Qualifier and former Marine. Previously coached at Del City Middle School(Kerr)

Girls Head Coach Brandon Smith 1st year

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