Mat Moments: Week of Nov 29

The 2022-23 wrestling season is officially here!  Following an active preseason where several wrestlers performed well in national competition and a large number of wrestlers competed in numerous Oklahoma preseason tournaments, many teams open their season this week.  

Listed below are a few of the top duals and tournaments for the week.  One highlight will be Edmond North’s home opener on Thursday when they will recognize their 2013 State Championship team.  Class 6A state champion Stillwater opens the season Thursday at Broken Arrow.  Girl’s state champion Union travels to Bixby.  5A champion Collinsville, 4A champion Tuttle and 3A champion Marlow don’t open the season until next week. 


  • Nov. 29 – Edmond North at Deer Creek
  • Nov. 29 – Jay at Springdale Har-Ber
  • Dec. 1 – Stillwater at Broken Arrow
  • Dec. 1 – Union at Bixby 
  • Dec. 1 – Ponca City at Edmond North 
  • Dec. 1 – Perry at El Reno
  • Dec. 1 – Enid at Blackwell 


  • Dec. 2, Glenpool Girls Warrior Classic
  • Dec. 2-3, Blanchard Invitational (boys and girls)
  • Dec. 2-3 Jay Border Wars Tournament (girls)
  • Dec. 2-3, Gary McKee Bulldog Classic at Okmulgee (boys)

Edmond North’s Talon McCollom, a junior that has committed to the Air Force Academy turned in an impressive performance recently, earning a 4th place finish in a 42 man bracket at a college open tournament.  Wrestling at 174 lbs. at the Younes Hospitality Open in Kearney, NE., McCollom advanced to the semifinals before dropping a match to the eventual champion.  Due to the six-match limit, McCollom, who went 5-1 on the day with two falls and a major decision, couldn’t wrestle his consolation finals match.  

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