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December 27, 2013

Marlow impresses under new coach

MARLOW — Marlow wrestling is off to a fast start with the most recent of its triumphs being a fifth-place finish at the Anadarko tournament this past weekend.

Surging under first-year head coach Kelly Henderson, the Outlaws are 3-0 so far. Already Henderson has started to decide who his regulars are going to be, and the wrestlers he is going to lean on most.

“I’m down to my group of guys who are willing to work as hard as it takes,” Henderson said. “I’m pretty happy with the group I have.”

One of those wrestlers is Nick Yates, who has dropped from the 152 weight class to 145. Henderson sees an exceptional season in the works already blossoming from the hard-working team member.

“I don’t want to say it’s a surprise, it’s just a good relief to see him doing well at the weight class he needs to be at,” Henderson said.

106-pounder Rylan Cochran also impressed his coach by coming up with a third-place finish at Anadarko as a freshman. He combines with freshman Brandon Green to provide a young but talented duo at the lower weight groups. Green still has room to grow, as he wrestles at 138 but is below that weight at the moment.

“Once he gets big enough, he can take anybody,” Henderson said.

If Green can achieve that goal, the Outlaws could become a pretty fearsome opponent. Logan Knox is on the rebound after winning his class at the Anadarko tournament. This followed a not-so-great finish at the Bristow tournament the week before.

“It was a good bounce-back for him,” Henderson said. “He kind of redeemed himself by coming out and winning that tournament. So he feels a lot better.”

Seth Scarbrough also experienced some early troubles. He was hoping to win his class at Anadarko, but instead finished as the runner-up for the second straight tournament.

“He just had a tough match,” Henderson said. “I guess he had been going back and forth with this kid for the past year. He just didn’t come out on top this time. He has been working hard to get better. He’ll get his first tournament win. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

Scarbrough will get his next opportunity on Jan. 4, when Marlow will journey to the Cushing tournament for the weekend.

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