With Logan Grinstead and Christian Bailey, Murray County represented big-time at the Class 3A Kingfisher regional.

With Logan Grinstead and Christian Bailey, Murray County represented big-time at the Class 3A Kingfisher regional.

At the Class 4A Clinton regional, Madill’s Zane Howell and Brad Avery made some noise of their own.

Sulphur’s Grinstead won the heavyweight championship by fall over Johnny Pittman of Kingfisher in the second round Saturday night, finishing a 3-0 run through two days of the tournament. Grinstead was second in the region and second in the state last year.

Davis’ Bailey won the 112-pound title in the Class 3A Kingfisher regional, defeating a Perry wrestler. A result was not available.

Avery beat defending state champion Ethan Simpson of Cushing 6-4 in overtime and Howell at 112 defeated Shawn Peoples 9-0, helping Madill to a ninth-place team finish.

In Edmond, Ardmore had two runner-up wrestlers at the Class 5A Deer Creek regional:

Heavyweight Michael Reed at 285 pounds and Jimmy Langford at 103. Defending state champion Bryan Sullivan of El Reno topped Reed 5-3 in the final, and Langford ran into Altus’ Jesse Shettler 5-3 in his title bout.

Class 3A
Sulphur was sixth with 107 points. Perry won the championship with Kingfisher, Marlow, Blanchard and Little Axe rounding out the top five.

Grinstead went 3-0 in the tournament. Tanner Rowe at 140 beat Hobart’s Chase Lankford 6-0 to secure third place. Zac Swartz at 145 also advanced to state with a fourth-place finish, falling 4-2 to Clayton Cowan of Watonga, and Chris Turrobiartes was fourth at 130 after a 6-0 loss to Curtis Smith of Little Axe.

“I thought they wrestled real well,” Sulphur coach Zach Cartmell said. “We had some seniors make it. We worked hard all year. We deserved to have four (make it to state). The underclassmen wrestled real well.”

Tony Colungo made it to the semifinal in his division, but he didn’t finish due to a collarbone injury. He placed sixth as a result.

Logan Webb at 215 pounds also placed for Davis, but his result was unavailable. Davis coach Jayson Bailey, Christian’s father, could not be reached.

Wes Davis, fourth in the state a year ago, took third at 152 pounds, pinning a Perry wrestler for third. Tyler Winnard (285) and Lane Davis (171) were fifth in their weight classes, both winning their last matches.

Team places for Plainview and Davis were not available.

Class 4A
Four Madill wrestlers placed, with Avery and Howell advancing to next week’s state tournament at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Howell avenged a loss to Peoples in the Midwestern Conference Tournament at Ardmore.

“They both wrestled outstanding all weekend, especially in finals,” Madill coach Baker McHatton said. “That put us in a spot where we want to be for next week.”

Madill had 79 points, ninth to champion Tuttle (203).

Levi Shelby at 103 and Isaac Green at 171 were fifth in their weight classes.

Class 5A
Reed will have one last shot at an elusive state championship after finishing second two years ago and third last year. Reed, however, got to Saturday’s finale by beating state runner-up Gabe McGee of Duncan 3-1 in the semifinal.

Ardmore coach Richard Dabbs said there’s a very good possibility Reed will finally be No. 1 in the state and his team will have three state placers.

“He feels like the hard work he put in and the hard work in practice this week will benefit him,” Dabbs said of Reed. Last year, Dabbs coached Grinstead to his state final.

Langford pinned Jonathan Mondragon of MacArthur 23 seconds into their semifinal.

Shawn Smith is Ardmore’s other state qualifier. The 215-pounder was fourth after losing to El Reno’s Cody Dawson in the semifinals and Shelton Cunningham of Deer Creek in the third-place contest, both by fall.

“It’s good to have three guys go to state, but we should have seven to eight guys going,” Dabbs said. “We’ve seen all the teams that were there except for El Reno. We knew there were some guys we should have beaten.”

Ardmore had 69.5 points. Deer Creek won the regional.