The Edmond Sun

December 21, 2012

Memorial-Norman wrestling dual goes down to final match

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial wrestling team traveled to Norman Thursday night and dropped a tight match to the Tigers, 37-33.

Seniors Jonah Moore at 145 pounds and Alec Warren at 152 pounds along with 160-pound junior Alton Pettit got the Bulldogs off to a rolling start with a pin each. Following them two matches later with wins by fall were juniors Tristan McBee and Jeremy Morgan.

Memorial was ahead after the first six matches 30-6. Norman then began scoring with a win at 220, a forfeit at heavyweight and a fall at 106. Mark Delay put three more points on the board for the ’Dogs with a 9-3 win at 113 pounds. Then Norman won the next five matches, three by decision, one by fall and one by major decision. The ’Dogs were tied 33-33 with one match remaining. Norman’s Colin Pasque won the final match by major decision, giving the Tigers the 33-37 victory.

“We had some guys battle hard and had close matches, but failed to win in the end,” Memorial coach Darren Huff said. “Giving up a forfeit didn’t help us, but we were in position to win the dual and our last weights just gave them the win. We have to fight harder than we did, especially when the dual win is on the line. Our last guys just made some mistakes that really cost us and we came up short on the board. It was a great teaching experience if our guys learned from it.”

Dylan Vana, Sam Rolle and Seth Richards got wins for Memorial’s junior varsity

The Bulldogs are next in action at Geary and the El Reno JV tournament, Jan. 4-5.