Pawhuska High School finished second last weekend in the annual Carman Classic wrestling tournament, held at PHS. The Huskies had three champions among the varsity wrestlers who participated.
Those taking first-place honors included Jesse Carr, who competed at 170 pounds. Carr won by decision over Ty Fixin of Sequoyah Tahlequah High School. The decision was 9-8.
Other first-place finishers for Pawhuska included Landon McCartney at 118 pounds and Marion McCartney at 112 pounds. Landon won by fall over Brooklyn Rowan of Vinita High School (Fall 1:04). Marion won by fall over Jenny Girty of Sequoyah Tahlequah High School (Fall 0:43).
Other PHS varsity placers at the Carman Classic included Bryce Drummond at 195 pounds, who was a runner-up; Tristian McCartney, who took a third place; and Lane Cosby at 120 pounds, Jaymison Gibbs at 170 pounds and Hagen McGuire at 195 pounds, who all won fourth-place medals.
Landon McCartney also received the Mikey Lynn Award for the fastest fall of the tournament, at 11 seconds in the first round over Jacy Elizondo of Sequoyah Tahlequah High School.
Among Pawhuska’s junior high school wrestlers, Traven Richardson scored a first-place finish at 106 pounds, and Deacon Hendren finished third at 132 pounds.
Richardson won by fall over Kasen O’Dell of Blackwell Junior High (Fall 1:02).
Hendren won by decision over Sawyer Richardson of Vinita Junior High (Decision 13-11).
Coming into this week, the OSSAA showed the Pawhuska varsity with a dual record of 8 wins and 5 losses, and a No. 17 ranking in 3A.
“I thought the team wrestled good,” Coach Austin Legg said. “We didn’t have our full team out, but I thought it was a good confidence builder for the team.”
The Pawhuska varsity is next scheduled to see action Jan. 30 at No. 5 Vinita.