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Wrestlers find success at all levels over the weekend

Bryce Henry tries to flip his opponent onto his back during the Weatherford Invitational.

Piedmont made the trip to Weatherford last weekend, placing second in a field that included five schools ranked in the top 15 of classes 4A and 5A. Piedmont finished with 218 points while champion Weatherford had 222.

“If any of one of our duals swung our way, we could have won this tournament,” Coach Erik Ford said.
The Wildcats saw 11 varsity wrestlers place across all weight divisions. Aaron Hane (125 pounds) and Hunter Winkle (189 lbs.) both took home first place.
Bryce Henry (130 lbs.) took second. David Snelgrove (135 lbs.) took third.  Reece Henry (103 lbs.), Coulton Parker (112 lbs.), Shelby Miller (140 lbs.), Ryan Pyle (145 lbs.), and AJ Walker (152 lbs.) all took fourth. Brandon Gaines (119 lbs.) and Darryl Burns (160 lbs.) rounded out the Piedmont placers with both taking home sixth place finishes.
“We wrestled really well,” Ford said. “We won a lot of matches that could have swung either way. Now, we have to build on this. We’re right where we need to be.”
Piedmont beat Class 4A’s No. 6 Locus Grove by 12.5 points. While Piedmont is ranked No. 12 in Class 4A, as of press time, coaches expect them to climb once other coaches start to notice the improvements the Piedmont wrestling program has made so far this year.
Middle school wrestlers take home 20 medals at NW Classen
Piedmont’s junior high wrestlers attended the NW Classen Invitation last weekend. Six wrestlers placed first in their weight class.
Michael Lopez , Hayden Glasgow, and Thomas Cohrs finished one, two, three in the 102 pound division. Brian Jackson placed third at 78 lbs. Wyatt Lewis and Brandon Brus placed third and fourth in the 86 lbs division. Foster Davis placed fourth at 94 lbs.
Alex Cardenas took home first at 110 lbs. Jacob Tyler and Austin Campbell captured first and second in the 134 lbs. weight class. Fransisco Lopez and Jesse Coleman brought home second and third at 142 lbs.
Marshall Lybarger finished  first in the 152 lbs. class, while Brent Kerby took home third. Dryden Abla captured first at 165 lbs. Juan Guerrero took home second in the heavy weight division.
High School wrestlers who placed were Chase Biggs, second; Joey Haley, second; Brett Adams, first; and Bennett Hall, second.

Piedmont made the trip to Weatherford last weekend, placing second in a field that included five schools ranked in the top 15 of classes 4A and 5A. Piedmont finished with 218 points while champion Weatherford had 222.“If any of one of our duals swung our way, we could have won this tournament,” Coach Erik Ford said.The Wildcats saw 11 varsity wrestlers place across all weight divisions. Aaron Hane (125 pounds) and Hunter Winkle (189 lbs.) both took home first place.Bryce Henry (130 lbs.) took second. David Snelgrove (135 lbs.) took third.  Reece Henry (103 lbs.), Coulton Parker (112 lbs.), Shelby Miller (140 lbs.), Ryan Pyle (145 lbs.), and AJ Walker (152 lbs.) all took fourth. Brandon Gaines (119 lbs.) and Darryl Burns (160 lbs.) rounded out the Piedmont placers with both taking home sixth place finishes.“We wrestled really well,” Ford said. “We won a lot of matches that could have swung either way. Now, we have to build on this. We’re right where we need to be.”Piedmont beat Class 4A’s No. 6 Locus Grove by 12.5 points. While Piedmont is ranked No. 12 in Class 4A, as of press time, coaches expect them to climb once other coaches start to notice the improvements the Piedmont wrestling program has made so far this year.

Middle school wrestlers take home 20 medals at NW ClassenPiedmont’s junior high wrestlers attended the NW Classen Invitation last weekend. Six wrestlers placed first in their weight class.Michael Lopez , Hayden Glasgow, and Thomas Cohrs finished one, two, three in the 102 pound division. Brian Jackson placed third at 78 lbs. Wyatt Lewis and Brandon Brus placed third and fourth in the 86 lbs division. Foster Davis placed fourth at 94 lbs.Alex Cardenas took home first at 110 lbs. Jacob Tyler and Austin Campbell captured first and second in the 134 lbs. weight class. Fransisco Lopez and Jesse Coleman brought home second and third at 142 lbs. Marshall Lybarger finished  first in the 152 lbs. class, while Brent Kerby took home third. Dryden Abla captured first at 165 lbs. Juan Guerrero took home second in the heavy weight division.High School wrestlers who placed were Chase Biggs, second; Joey Haley, second; Brett Adams, first; and Bennett Hall, second.

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