Special to The Sun
The Edmond North Huskies moved to 2-0 on the season with a 55-15 win over the Mustang Broncos Thursday night.
The match started out in the Huskies’ favor when they received two forfeit wins at the 106- and 113-pound weight classes.
Jordan Armstrong followed that up with a crazy first-period fall after being put on his back in the opening seconds of the match. The bout of the night was at 126 pounds, where North’s Josh Breece battled Mustang’s Chase Ramos. Breece jumped out to an early lead and was looking to cruise to an easy win but then suffered a nose bleed that made the match last almost 20 minutes.
Ramos and Breece got into a bit of a scuffle that almost erupted into a fight during the second period. During the third period, coaches and trainers worked to keep Breece’s nose plugs in to stop the bleeding and allow the match to continue. Breece ended up winning by a 17-6 major decision.
“Things got pretty heated there in the second period. I think the nosebleed actually provided a little break for both wrestlers to cool down and avoid a major altercation,” North coach Andy Schneider said.
Mustang’s Gareth Ballard finally put the Broncos on the board with a tight 8-6 decision over Austin Cunningham. North’s Trevor Pettyjohn jumped out to a 7-2 lead but couldn’t hold on as Mustang’s Jordan Kalmeyer battled back to win 15-11.
North stormed back with wins in the next three weight classes. Reggie Dunn won by a 7-4 decision, Bryan Creel posted a first-period fall, and Dakota Zickefoose received a forfeit. Lance Dixon, Joel Dixon and Andrew Dixon also posted falls to finish out the scoring for the Huskies’ 55-15 win.
North is in action this weekend at the Tulsa Union Tournament.