High school wrestling regionals notebook: Mustang's Tate Picklo remains undefeated
The high school wrestling regional tournaments were held Friday and Saturday throughout the state. Here are some takeaways.
Picklo, Aguilar still undefeated
Mustang junior Tate Picklo and Edmond Memorial senior Cruz Aguilar remain perfect on the season.
Picklo, an OU commit, improved to 44-0 as he won the 182-pound title at the Class 6A West Regional at Westmoore.
Mustang had four other wrestlers place first, including Shelton Chastain (106), Tucker Owens (120), Jack Kitchingham (195) and Judson Rowland (220).
Aguilar, who competes at 113 pounds, won at the same regional. Three of his teammates – Matt Garcia (126), Bam West (138) and Jackson Oplotnik (145) – also placed first.
Roberts first OCS wrestler to advance
John Roberts became the first Oklahoma Christian School wrestler to advance to the state tournament.
Roberts, a freshman, placed fourth at 170 pounds at the Class 3A West Regional in Geary.
Roberts, who is 26-9 this season, lost to Newkirk’s Ryan Locke via pin in the third-place match.
A pair of Bridge Creek wrestlers won at the regional. Kaden Smith won the 113-pound championship, and Kolby DePron won at 152 pounds.
Broken Arrow makes history
All of Broken Arrow’s 14 wrestlers advanced to the state tournament.
Broken Arrow, which hosted the Class 6A East Regional, is the first Class 6A team in state history to qualify 14 wrestlers.
Parker Witcraft (113), Bryce Mattioda (170) and Emmanuel Skillings (195) each placed first in their weight class for the Tigers, who won the state tournament last year. Broken Arrow also won the 2019 and 2020 dual state tournaments.
The state tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. The girls state tournament will be held on the same days. Individual championships will be awarded to girls for the first time in state history. There will not be team titles for girls.