The Edmond Sun
The Santa Fe Wolves’ Senior Night home dual against the Norman Tigers on Thursday went down to the last match before the Wolves secured the 36-29 victory.
The Wolves recognized seniors Alvin Bazely, Brett Dunning, Curtis Eldridge, Greg Hendrickson, Caleb Parham, Chance Sampley and Jett Sturges.
Going into the last match, Sturges came on the mat at 120 pounds with the Wolves leading 30-29 in the dual meet. Sturges scored a late takedown in a hard-fought first period to go up 2-0 on Lucas Stanfield of Norman. In the second period Stanfield escaped and Sturges came on the attack and took him down to his back for the fall in 3:14 which sealed the win for the Wolves.
“Being our last home dual and Senior Night, I thought our guys wrestled hard and with some emotion,” Santa Fe coach Tim Draper said. “Jett wrestled a great match and is wrestling good at the right time of year. I saw Jett was fired up going out that first period. He is a very strong young man at 120, and he came to take care of business tonight.
“I saw some good things by our guys and it was a total team effort. I’m really excited how well Brett Dunning is wrestling. Brett had probably their best kid and beat him for a second time this year. Brett being a three-time state qualifier and state placer has set the bar for our program. He does a good job of leading our team.”
Dunning picked up his 33rd win of the season on Thursday and is also Santa Fe’s career win leader with 121 total wins going into the 6A West Regional next Friday and Saturday at Midwest City High School.
Santa Fe winners Thursday night included, along with win/loss record: Blake Merrifield 16-8, Mason Stowers 28-6 ,Leland Anderson 14-8, David Hannah 12-12, and Jon Wynn 31-8.
The Wolves ended their dual season finishing 11-6 on the year also winning the Deer Creek Tournament and Arkansas Wildcat Duals this season.
Santa Fe 36, Norman 29
106 - Nigel Jolliffe - Nor. vs FORFEIT
113- Dereck Ross-Nor. maj. dec. 10-2 vs Andrew Lemoine- SF
120- Jett Sturges Fall 3:14 vs Lucas Stanfield-Nor.
126- Daniel Mbainayel -Nor. Fall 4:42 vs Greg Hendrickson- SF
132- Sam Richison- Nor. maj. dec. 11-2 vs Slater Fondren -SF
138- Brett Dunning-SF dec. 2-1 OT vs Colin Pasque- Nor.
145- Blake Merrifield- SF maj. dec. 9-1 vs Zach Jenson- Nor.
152- Mason Stowers -SF vs FORFEIT
160- Leland Anderson- SF Tech. Fall 18-3 vs Austin Bowles- Nor.
170- David Hannah- SF Fall 3:47 vs Lane Stephen -Nor.
182- Alvin Bazely- SF dec. 4-0 vs Collin Kappel- Norman
195- Cale Stumpff- Norman vs FORFEIT
220- Nick Webb-Nor. dec. 5-3 vs Anthony Robinson- SF
285- Jon Wynn-SF dec. 6-1 OT vs Jake Stinson- Nor.