Connor Riddles

Duncan’s Connor Riddles was one of two champions in the final regular season wrestling tournaments held in Chickasha.

Two of the three area wrestling teams were in Chickasha to finish their regular season and the Duncan Demons finished third as a team and Comanche finished fifth with several wrestlers getting top finishes.

Duncan had 188 points with 11 top six finishes while Comanche had 177 points and seven top six finishes with both teams getting a champion in one weight classification each.

Both teams had two wrestlers apiece that competed in a championship match with the Demons having Connor Riddles win a single title and Comanche’s Konner Doucet won a tournament title.

Riddles went a perfect 4-0 in the tournament as he got fall victories in three of his four matches winning against Westmoore, Piedmont and Elgin to get to the championship match.

Facing off against Kody Hoffman from El Reno, he had a lead when in the second period he scored a fall victory to take home the 132 title.

As a senior, the Indians 220 division wrestler Doucet also went 4-0 with all of his victories coming via fall and had wins against Eisenhower, Duncan and Carl Albert to get to the title match.

Doucet faced off against Kaylon Wolf from Elgin and with the second period almost expiring, he was able to get Wolf down on the mat and score the fall victory with one second left to spare to win the title.

Blayton Montgomery got to the championship match up in the 138 division after getting a fall victory against Piedmont in the first round and then winning against Guthrie in the quarterfinals.

Facing off against Comanche’s Trevor Cusumano, Montgomery scored the fall in the third period to head to the championship matchup against Southmoore’s Jacob Wright.

Wright was able to get a major decision 10-2 victory over Montgomery to send him to a second place finish for the Demons wrestling team.

Senior Jordan Duncan from Comanche finished second in the 152 division winning matches against Midwest City and Putnam City North with fall victories.

In the Semi-Finals, Duncan got a 9-1 major decision victory to move on to the championship matchup where he faced off against Piedmont’s Landis Scoon.

Scoon was able to get the tech fall winning 24-9 in the championship match and Duncan got 25 points for Comanche in the team standings.

The Demons had one third place finish, Tyson Walker, who was able to go 4-1 in the tournament after a loss in the semi-finals against Nathan Atwood from MacArthur.

In the consolation semi-finals, Walker got the 6-3 devision victory to move to the third place match where he came up against Austin Long from Norman North.

Long and Walker battled for three periods to a tough matchup with Walker edging out Long with a 3-2 decision victory and finished the tournament third for the Demons.

The Indians Cusumano, after losing to Duncan’s Montgomery in the semi-finals, went for third place and was able to secure it by winning a 14-7 decision to go into the third place match.

Facing off against Josue Meza from Santa Fe South, Cusumano got a fall victory at the 3:15 mark of the match to secure 20 team points and a third place finish.

The final third place finisher for the tournament out of Stephens County was Comanche’s Gage Miller who had a 4-1 record over the weekend.

Miller got to the semi-finals with two fall victories and went against Piedmont’s Austin Cooley who got the 10-1 major decision victory to send Comanche’s Miller to the consolation side of the bracket.

Being able to rebound in the consolation semi-finals against Guthrie, Miller faced off against Issiah Wolf and 28 seconds into the third period got the fall victory to place third at the tournament.

With the regular season now over, the Indians and the Demons will now wait for the Dual State brackets to release to start post season play with the chance for a state title.

Pairings for Dual State will be released next Monday. Dual State begins Fri. Feb. 14 in Enid with the first round on Friday and the semi-finals and championship is Feb. 15 in Enid.

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