The Edmond Sun

December 16, 2013

Mammen mauls Perry competition

The Edmond Sun

PERRY — Edmond Memorial’s Jake Mammen plowed through the Perry Tournament over the weekend to win the 220-pound individual title.

Mammen won all four matches and kicked things off by knocking off the No. 1 seed Kyle Childers of Sand Springs, who finished as last season’s state runner-up.

“Jake really had an awesome tournament,” said Memorial head coach Darren Huff after the tournament. The Bulldogs placed  12th with 83 points as the champion was Stillwater ensued by host Perry.

“He had to get tough in that match and did.”

Mammen went on to stick his next two opponents en route to the title tilt Saturday. The finals weren’t easy, as the Bulldog skimmed by an Arkansas City, Kan. state placer with a 4-3 decision.

“He (Mammen) really had to suck it up to win this tournament,” Huff lauded. “Especially since he’s been out of wrestling the past two years due to football injuries. We are pleased with his performance and are really proud of his effort.”

Other solid individual performances by Edmond Memorial were Seth Graves (126 pounds, 3-2) in fourth and fifth-placers Connor Shanks (106) and Jeremy Morgan (195).

“Seth, Connor and Jeremy wrestled really well getting into the medal rounds,” Huff said. “Each of them placed their seeds for the tournament. They wrestled well in the medal rounds.”

Graves just missed pinning the eventual 126-pound champion in the semifinals.

The Bulldogs will compete at Westmoore Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a dual and then will host Norman Thursday at the same time.