No. 26 Sand Springs over No. 19 Choctaw at Perry TOC, Fix earns fourth title

The top two teams in Oklahoma's big-school division, Class 6A, put on a show at this weekend's Perry Tournament of Champions. No. 19 Choctaw and No. 26 Sand Springs each placed wrestlers in eleven weight classes. However, the champion Sandites had all of those wrestlers appear in the championship or consolation final, with those competitors going 8-3 in the medal round.

Daton Fix
A trio of champions anchored the effort for Sand Springs on the way to 238 points. Most notably, No. 1 Daton Fix struck gold at 132 pounds to become just the sixth wrestler to be a four-time champion at this tournament. He joins a list of wrestlers that includes Michael Lightner, Chris Perry, and Kaid Brock. Additional champions were Beau Bratcher (145) and Delvin Jordan (220).

Runners-up for the Sandites were Michael Ritchey (120) and Zane Bosma (170), while winning consolation finals matches were Riley Weir (106), Tanner Ward (113), Jack Karstetter (138), Payton Scott (160), and Gage Fain (285).

Tournament runner-up Choctaw also had three champions on the way to 211 points. Those ascending to the top of the podium were Colt Newton (113), Jaryn Curry (160), and Easton Rendleman (182); Zach Austin (285) finished as a runner-up; while Coner Holman (126) and Zane Coleman (170) finished third. Additional medalists were a pair in fourth, with single wrestlers taking fifth and sixth.

Three other teams had a pair of champions: Lawton MacArthur, Perry, and Arkansas City (Kansas). Winning for Lawton MacArthur were Wyatt Adams (106) and Dakota Phillips (152), Cale Betcham (120) and Robert Speikers (195) won titles for Perry, with Marcus Robinson (126) and Jake Beeson (138) striking gold for Arkansas City.

Rounding out the weight class champions were Austin Short (Claremore) and Dayne Thomason (Blackwell) at 170 and 285 pounds respectively.


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