Ardmore wrapped up a busy three days of wrestling Saturday and the Tigers came out of the McAlester Tournament feeling pretty good about their performance on the mat.
Especially Quintarius Horton.
Horton avenged a previous loss in round-robin action to earn first place at 145 pounds.
“Q had to defeat a tough kid who had beat him in the pool matches for first place,” Ardmore coach Kevin Gill said. “He was confident going into that he would win the match.”
Horton was one of six Tigers who placed in McAlester.
Michael Case wrestled to a runner-up finish at 106 pounds to finish the two-day tournament with a 6-2 record. His only two losses came to the tournament champion.
Max Benson came close to leaving McAlester with a title. He placed second at 285 pounds. His only loss was a one-point setback to the tournament champion.
Overall, he went 5-1.
Derek Goff was fourth at 138 pounds. Timmy Cummings took fifth at 160. Endeavor Riley placed sixth at 138.
Gill said some wrestlers had as many as nine bouts over the two days of action.
“I was pleased with our determination and the attitude of our kids,” he said.
Ardmore will host McAlester in a dual Tuesday that will start at 6 p.m. at Ardmore Middle School.