Special to The Sun
Edmond North wrestling kicked off the regular season Tuesday night with a 73-6 pounding of the Putnam City West Patriots.
The Huskies started the match off fast with three falls from returning state placers Lance Dixon, Joel Dixon and Andrew Dixon at 182, 195 and 220 pounds to take an 18-0 lead.
North suffered a minor hiccup at 285 with Jacob Hancock of PC West getting the fall over Nolan Malloy to cut the lead to 12.
But that was as close as the Patriots could get to the second-ranked Huskies.
Freshman Jordan Prince made his high school debut with a fall for North, followed by two forfeits for 113-pounder Cy Trindle and 120-pounder Jordan Armstrong.
At 126 pounds for North was Josh Breece. Breece had an outstanding preseason by placing fifth at USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals on Nov. 3. He recorded a first period fall over the Patriots’ Jordan Sparks.
The Huskies’ Austin Cunningham won an 8-2 decision at 132 pounds, followed by another pin for North’s Trevor Pettyjohn at 138 pounds.
Reggie Dunn recorded the only major decision of the night at 145 pounds with a 12-3 win over PC West’s Adrian Strickland.
Brian Creel and Duncan Connelly each recorded pins in the first period at 152 and 160 pounds, and Ethan Strange capped off a successful night for Edmond North with a 57-second fall against Garrett Jacobs of PC West.
The Huskies are back in action again Thursday against Mustang, and at Mid-America Nationals Friday and Saturday in Tulsa.