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December 20, 2013

Norman comes back to nip Bulldog grapplers

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial wrestling team strolled to a 30-25 advantage over Norman Thursday night in the initial six matches.

But the dual came down to the final two duels, where the Tigers posted a decision and a major decision to pull out an exciting 32-30 conquest of the Bulldogs at Edmond Memorial High School.

Edmond popped out to the early lead with decisions from Seth Graves and LaDaryn Lockett. Backing up the pair, teammates Jeremy Morgan, Ryley West, Grayson Boker and Carson Viviani all pinned Tigers.

“We had our freshmen guys battle hard and come through for us,” Bulldog skipper Darren Huff stated. “Carson Viviani replaced an injured Connor Shanks and really wrestled well, pinning his opponent in 2:36.”

Graves and Boker, also freshmen, added wins for the maroon and gray. Boker stuck his adversary in 3:27.

“We were in position to win the dual and some of our weights just gave them the win,” Huff added. “We have to fight harder than we did, especially when the dual win is on the line. We still need to adjust our lineup somewhat so we can have a better chance of winning duals.

“It was a great teaching experience, if, our guys learned from it.”

On Tuesday at Westmoore High School, Memorial’s Bryton Cunningham and Jake Mammen each won individual matches in auxiliary periods but in the end, Westmoore notched a 45-24 triumph over the Bulldogs.

Memorial surrendered a pair of forfeits at 106 and 120 pounds and following Westmoore’s 7-2 decision at 113, the ‘Dogs had spotted the Jaguars a 15-point cushion. Edmond Memorial also gave up six more points with a forfeit at 195 due to an injury and a couple of grapplers failing to make weight.

Cunningham used two overtimes to win 2-1 at 126 and Mammen remained undefeated on the season with a 4-2 decision in OT.

“We had great effort out of some our guys, but overall they (Westmoore) outwrestled us at a lot of weights,” said Huff. “Our guys that fought hard and won picked up some bonus points for us, which is always good.

“We just didn’t have enough of them to make up for the three forfeits we gave them.”

Bulldogs Lockett (152, in 1:13) Seth Richards (138, in 5:43) and West (heavyweight, in 3:40) all recorded falls.

“Those three have been really working hard and it paid off for them,” Huff lauded.

 

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