By Derek Brown, CNHI News Service
STILLWATER, Okla. —
No. 2 ranked Stillwater downed Enid 62-10 in a wrestling dual Friday night in Stillwater.
“(Stillwater) has earned it. They’ve got guys that wrestle year-round,” said Enid coach Corey Clayton. “To be successful at this sport in Oklahoma on a 6A level, it’s a full-time commitment.”
Stillwater had seven pins on the night and a technical fall.
SHS’ Andrew Nieman defeated Enid’s Keanu Quinn by pin in the first period with 0:23 remaining.
Stillwater’s Tyler Dieringer won the 113-pound weight class by forfeit.
Pioneer Jacob Fontanez pinned Austin Loza in 0:30.
Stillwater’s Kaid Brock also earned a pin on Troy Gray in 1:16 to claim the 132-pound weight class.
Tristan Moran, Stillwater, and Enid’s Billy Grothe went almost a full three periods. Moran won by technical fall 16-1.
“Billy Grothe is a good wrestler. And that gave Tristan a good match,” said Stillwater coach Doug Chesbro.
Stillwater’s Chase Lane beat Anthony Gonzalez 9-2.
At 152 pounds, Joe Smith beat John Choi by fall in with 0:12 left in the first frame.
Enid’s Keegan Clayton defeated Pete Pickens by decision 3-1.
The 170-pound weight class saw Chandler Rogers pin Plainsman Isaac Barron with a nifty move.
Jordan Dieringer, Stillwater, pinned Andy Reyes with 0:59 to go in the first period.
Enid’s Caleb Harris beat CJ Citizen with a 13-5 major decision.
Plainsmen Zac Overbeck won the 220-pound class over Cyntrell Carden in a tight matchup, 3-2.
Stillwater heavyweight James Brower pinned Mason Dillard in 0:59.
Enid has faced some incredibly tough opponents so far this season. The competition has shown the Plainsmen what level the team needs to get to. Enid will go to the Geary Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
“It may inspire a few to go and get after it,” Clayton said.
“These guys have not had much besides this high-caliber competition. I think they’re ready to see what they can do against the cream of the crop.”