Wrestlers finish third at OSU Camp

Yukon’s high school wrestling team participated in a team camp at Oklahoma State University. The team finished 12-2 and third overall in the team competition. The team holds a singlet trophy of former YHS standout Boo Lewallen, who won the Big 12 title at 148-pounds and placed eighth in the NCAA Tournament. Wrestlers include, in the front row from left: Ryan Sigler, Bryan Hawk, Cooper Mahaffey, Toby Gilbert, Steven Cook, Chance Bailey, Jimmy Knight and Kyler Chaparro. In the back row are: assistant coach Bryan jarvis, head coach Joe Schneider, Brandon Shane, Braden Cosby, Austin Billy, Wallace Tilley, ashton Aldridge, Beau Batcheller, junior high coach Brandon Cromwell, Kylon Burgert, Daxton Schulte, Ronny Kern, Lane Parks, Connor Columbus and Lewallen. (Submitted Photo).

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
STILLWATER – Yukon’s Miller wrestling team had a strong showing at the Oklahoma State University team camp.
The Millers finished the competition portion of camp with a 12-2 dual record and finished third overall.
“It was a great learning experience,” Miller head coach Joe Schneider said. “We saw some very good competition from many different schools and states. The guys battled in some tough situations.
“I was proud of our younger guys for stepping up and rising to the occasion,” he added. “Chance Bailey (13-2 record) had some great matches that really helped our team earn the success we received.”
The Millers went 11-1 in the competition round to reach the final four. The team lost to Moorcreek 48-17 in one semifinal, then bounced back to beat Monett, Mo., 36-33 to take third place.
The Millers won their first three duals of the competition rounds, beating Stienbrener 50-15, Putnam City 43-24 and Buena Vista 48-18. The team’s only loss in the competition round came to Chanutte-Monette 39-19. YHS came back to beat Rosehill Jesuit 49-24, Wintrest 64-15, Jackson 36-25, Kingfisher 51-12, Newcastle 45-28, J.J. Pearce 60-12, Lincoln Pius 42-19 and Durant 43-21.
Millers who had solid performances included: Ashton Aldridge (14-2), Kylon Burgert (16-3), Wallace Tilley (17-4), and Noah Hanscom (6-1) (before he had to leave the camp for a family vacation).
“I was very excited for our younger guys coming up and the determination they showed this week. They are going to do some great things for us.”
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