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December 17, 2011

Wrestlers converge on Duncan for SOI

DUNCAN — Duncan was poised to make a run at the team title of the Southern Oklahoma Invitational wrestling tournament, while several individuals were positioned to pick up top places, going into the finals round on Saturday night.

Following a day and a half of grappling, the Demons were in first place and Comanche was making a run at a top four team finish, as the SOI made the turn to the matches for first, third and fifth places.

At the 106 pound divisions, Comanche’s Corey Williams had made the finals. Duncan’s lone representative Richard Johnson lost in the consolation-quarterfinals. The Demons’ “B” team representative at 106, Jacob Dayhoff, was pinned in the first round.

There was more success for Stephens County in the 113 division. DHS’ Jett Gray advanced to the championship round, after defeating Marlow’s Chris Davis in a 9-0 decision. Davis was scheduled to face off with Comanche’s Shayne Revels for third place, following Revels receiving a forfeit in the consolation semifinals.

In a 120 winner’s bracket semifinal, Bradley Brown of Duncan got the better of Ricky Kelly from Comanche, winning an 11-8 decision. Meanwhile, Kelly came back and had advanced to the consolation bracket final.

Duncan had another matman make the championship round, as Andrew Brew had  picked up wins at the 126.

Marlow’s Kagan Blackburn won his first match against Noble’s Colton Blakeley, but was pinned by O’Connor in the second round. Blackburn then won a 9-6 decision over Comanche’s Riley Johnson, before being pinned in the consolation quarter-finals.

At 132, Comanche’s JonWayne Townsend getting the best of Duncan’s Taylor Atchley via a major decision 15-1 in the semifinals to advance to the championship round. Townsend was set to face Shawnee’s Matt Daniel in the finals.

Meanwhile, Marlow’s Seth Scarbrough enjoyed some success in the first round, before falling in the winner’s bracket second round. Scarbrough rebounded to win his first two matches in the consolation bracket before falling to Atchley in the semi-final round. Atchley made the consolation finals, while Scarbrough was to wrestle for fifth place.

Marlow and Duncan each had entries advance to the finals in the 138 bracket. DHS was represented by Colton Jump, where he will meet the Outlaws’ Cody Scroggins. Marlow’s Tony Aguilera won two matches before falling in the consolation quarter-finals. CHS’ David Turner was scheduled to wrestle for the fifth-place trophy against James Allen from Lawton MacArthur.

Duncan’s Kendal Carnahan fell in the winner’s bracket semifinals at 145. He was scheduled to wrestle Marlow’s Cody Crowe in the consolation semifinals. Jonathan Robinson of Comanche also made the consolation semifinals.

At the 145 “B” level, Austin Drake of Duncan and Comanche’s Skyler Stengel fell in the winner’s bracket semifinals and found themselves pitted against one another in the consolation semis.

The 152 bracket featured DHS’ Connor Kelly using a fall to reach the winner’s bracket semifinals. After a loss, Kelly was scheduled to compete in the consolation semifinals. In that bracket, Comanche’s Josh Hodges fell in the consolation quarter-finals.

Duncan’s Christian Carnahan experienced early success in the 160 division, advancing to the championship round. Brice Shephard from Marlow and Josh Jacobson from Waurika each made the consolation semifinals.

Garrison McCauley of Comanche made the championship round in the 170 division. Although two DHS entries, Malachi Petriello and Hugo Rodriguez, fell in the consolation bracket.

At 182, the Indians Johnny Heath reached the finals. Duncan’s Cody Merrill made the consolation semifinals in that bracket, Marlow’s Zach White fell in the second consolation round.

Cameron McGill of Duncan made the finals in the 195 division, while John Jones of Duncan and Quentin Maxfield of Marlow each made the consolation semifinals of that division.

At 220, Duncan’s Ben Copeland made the consolation semifinals, while Marlow’s Matt Lopez fell in the consolation quarter-finals.

Duncan’s Jeff Bear reached the consolation semifinals in the 285 bracket, while Comanche’s Brady Mann fell in the consolation quarter-finals.

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