The Edmond Sun

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February 12, 2014

Powerful Huskies rolling into Dual State

EDMOND — The Edmond North Husky grapplers barrelled over Choctaw 59-13 Tuesday night at North High School. Despite the lopsided score, several key factors went into the triumph.

The Huskies finished the regular season with an untarnished 9-0 mark; it was the concluding home match for the most successful group of seniors to ever step on the mat for North; the win secured the Huskies’ fifth consecutive Metro Conference title; dropping the Yellowjackets gave North its fifth successive undefeated regular season under head coach Andy Schneider and the blue and gray will head into Saturday’s Dual State tournament at Yukon as the No. 1 seed. The Huskies face Muskogee at noon with the semifinals slated for 2 p.m. and the finals at 6:30. If North wins in round one, the Huskies take on the Broken Arrow/Southmoore winner in the semis.

Seniors going out with wins at home included Derek White; Zach Lobb; Joel, Lance and Andrew Dixon; Reggie Dunn, Zach Walton and Josh Nunley. Andrew Dixon (2:36), Walton (1:53) and Reggie Dunn (5:22) all recorded falls in their final competition in North’s gymnasium.

Regionals for traditional state will take place Feb. 21-22. For Class 6A, North, Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond Memorial will compete at Southmoore. In 5A, Deer Creek will trek to Tahlequah. Traditional state takes place at State Fair Arena Feb. 28-March 1. The championship finals on March 1 begin at 5:45 p.m. following opening ceremonies.

“Even though several seniors will be gone next year, the future at North still looks bright thanks to some very talented underclassmen who also posted impressive wins,” Schneider said.

Brandon Bright, Brock Appiah and Clayton Peterson, all freshmen, tallied bonus-point wins as Peterson chalked up a fall in just under a minute.

For the sophomore class, Blake Fuller, Don Carmen and Hunter Walsh came up victorious and juniors Alex Leasau, Nolan Malloy and Cy Trindle came out on top. Trindle, competing at 132 pounds, pinned his Yellowjacket adversary in 3:18.

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