High school wrestling: Choctaw, Mustang finish top 3 at Geary Invitational
Oklahoma City-area wrestling teams packed Geary High School's gymnasium this weekend for one of the most historic wrestling tournaments in the country.
The 76th annual Geary Invitational concluded Saturday, with Broken Arrow taking the team title, earning 139.5 points. Choctaw placed second with 106.5 points while Mustang came in third, tallying 104.5 points. Tuttle and Stillwater rounded out the top five.
Defending champion Blair Academy (New Jersey) didn't attend the tournament this year.
The Geary Invitational is unique because there aren't any seeds when making the brackets. They are created by blind draw the day before it begins.
Broken Arrow had two individual champions, with Bryce Mattioda winning at 170 pounds while Emmanuel Skillings was victorious at 195 pounds.
Choctaw's Gabe Johnson, a UCO signee, won at 152 pounds in a 6-2 decision against Stillwater's Tanner Robinson. Mustang had three individual champions, the most of any teams. Tucker Owens (120), John Wiley (145) and Tate Picklo (182) each won at their respective weight.
Edmond Memorial's Cruz Aguilar and Tuttle's Ryder Ramsey picked up the only falls during the championship rounds. Aguilar pinned Tuttle's Ashton Ground in 3:46 at 113 pounds, and Ramsey pinned Broken Arrow's Jared Hill in 7:58.
Stillwater also had two champions, with Cael Hughes winning at 106 pounds and Carter Young winning at 132.