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February 23, 2013

Huskies take commanding lead on Day 1 of state wrestling tournament

Edmond North sends five to finals, Antlers advance three to 5A finals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Edmond North already earned its first-ever dual state title. Now the Huskies are on the verge of their first state championship.

On the first day of the Class 6A state tournament, North advanced five wrestlers to the finals and opened a cushy lead over Broken Arrow in the team race.

Jordan Prince (106), Derek White (170), Lance Dixon (182), Joel Dixon (195) and Andrew Dixon (220) each punched their ticket to the finals.

Cy Trindle (113), Jordan Armstrong (120) and Josh Breece (126) are still alive in the consolation bracket.

The Huskies opened a commanding lead in the team race with 90.5 points. Broken Arrow is a distant second with 56.5, followed by Norman North with 44 team points.

Head coach Andy Schneider was ecstatic with his team’s strong start and believes they’ll have another big day Saturday.

“In the past, a lot of our guys were just happy to qualify for state, but this year I could see it in their eyes,” Schneider said. “When they qualified last week at regionals it was just like the next step. In the past we’d celebrate that we made it to state, but these guys were not at all satisfied.”

The team’s last individual state champion was in 2007.

North built its lead with plenty of bonus points. They picked up five falls on day one, including two by Andrew Dixon. Prince also won by fall in his semifinal match against Garrett Rowe of Choctaw.

The Deer Creek wrestlers were also smiling Friday night. The Antlers sent three of their four wrestlers to the 5A finals.

Chad Draper (160), Cole Pacheco (170) and Tyler Follis (285) each won their two matches Friday.

“We knew that we had a chance to get all four, but with three in there we had a good day,” Deer Creek coach Andy Howington said. “And we all have tough matchups tomorrow.”

Draper won by major decision against Cory Richardson of Chickasha, and topped Lawton MacArthur’s Dillon White, 8-3, in the semifinals.

Pacheco headed back to the finals with two big wins. He earned a fall in the first round and picked up a major decision against Clayton Atwood of Ardmore.

Follis pulled out a pair of decisions against John Cardenas of Northwest Classen (5-1) and Western Heights’ Cory Barnett (5-0).

Austin Loomis is still alive in the consolation bracket at 220 pounds.

Santa Fe has one wrestler still competing. John Wynn lost his first match, but stayed alive with a 5-0 decision against Tulsa Union’s Josh Evans.

The consolation semifinals begin at 10:30 a.m. The consolation finals start at 12:45 p.m. with the finals kicking off at 5:45 p.m.

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