Indians Wrestling team

Comanche’s wrestling team just recently won their district title and will be heading to their fifth straight Dual State in Enid in February to try and win a Dual State Title.

Comanche Indians wrestling has made it five years straight punching their ticket to Dual State by winning their final district matchup against Davis 69-12 to clinch the district title.

Instead of having all the district duals on one day, the Indians district elected to spread them throughout the season and went a perfect 6-0 during the regular season.

Winning against Lexington, Sulphur, Plainview, Wilburton, Hobart and finally Davis, the Indians last match up against the Wolves saw several wrestlers with big victories.

Jaxon Miller and Gunnor Yates won the first two matches by forfeit victories and the first true match of the night came from Tucker Oliver who won by decision.

Lake Epperson got a forfeit victory and Alex Til Romero lost by fall before Trevor Cusumano got a fall victory to put the Indians back in the win column.

Kooper Doucet and Jordan Duncan won by forfeits and the next six matches were decided by fall victories to secure the victory over Davis.

Kasen Vanbuskirk, Cade Cook, Owen Bigford, Gage Miller and Konner Doucet got pin victories while Ethan Bacon lost a tough matchup by pin with Comanche still winning the district title.

Indians wrestling coach Jason Miller said it is their goal to make it to Dual State every year but this time they are going to try and make it past the semi-finals, something they have struggled to do in years past.

“We want to go there, that is the goal is to go there and be in the finals to make it to the last day. Our goal is to get all three matches and we want to win them all,” Miller said. “The district thing we kind of teach them at the first of the year that we expect that from the kids and we expect to go there and once we get there we got to work on the mental part of it.”

Miller added that his lighter weights have some work to do and the upper weights is what usually carries them for the victory and is hoping that they will help each other to get the extra points when needed.

For most of the season, Comanche Wrestling has been ranked number one in Class 3A and will most likely be the No. 1 seed in the Dual State bracket released next week.

Miller said that the rankings can be a double edge sword and has been making sure to tell his kids that even though on paper they might be number one he would like to see them prove it at Dual State.

“We just keep telling them that you are not number one until you come home with a first place trophy,” Miller said. “It is an honor and we like going and that is one of our goals each year is we are one of the extra teams that get the extra duals in the postseason when other teams that don’t get to do that. We are getting more mat time.”

Comanche wrestling has one final tournament starting today in Chickasha and Miller hopes that the wrestlers will continue to do what they have done all season and that is to get better and ready for the post season.

“For the most part I want the last tournament to be more mat time. It is the last part of the year to see how our conditioning is in and if we have made improvements where we are our weak,” Miller said. “We do want the tournament because some of the younger kids we got to get them that competition and let them see if we can keep improving.”

The Chickasha Tournament will begin at 12 p.m. with first and second round matches and the first and second round of consolation will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chickasha High School.

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