GEARY, Okla. — Junior Trig Tennant came home with a third-place medal and two other Arkansas City High School grapplers earned top-six medals Saturday at the two-day 76th annual Geary Invitational.
The prestigious tourney, dubbed the oldest wrestling tournament in the nation, drew 23 teams from five states.
Tennant, ranked third in Kansas 5A, captured the third-place medal at 145 pounds, bouncing back from an 8-2 loss to two-time national champion John Wiley of Mustang, Okla., Tennant reeled off six consecutive victories to secure the bronze medal.
Senior Gavin Lough also had an opportunity to come home with a third-place medal, but fell to Austin Cooley of Piedmont, Okla., in the 182-pound third-place bout. Lough, ranked fourth in 5A, finished fourth with a 4-2 record.
Senior Nicholas Bahm earned the medal for sixth place at 170, compiling a 2-3 record.
Ranked fifth in 5A, Bahm advanced to the championship quarterfinals, but a 4-0 loss to Zeke Coleman of Choctaw, Okla., sent him to the backside. Coleman captured the 170-pound title Dec. 14 at the Perry Tournament of Champions.
Junior heavyweight Maximus Shannon just missed the medal round, finishing 2-2.
Shannon, ranked third in 5A, dropped a 6-2 decision to Marquonn Journey of Choctaw in the medal match. Journey captured the title Dec. 22 at the Kansas City Stampede.
Junior Kael Pappan also was one victory from standing on the medal podium, going 2-2 at 120.
Ranked fourth in 5A, Pappan dropped a 3-0 decision to Nate Becker of Edmond North, Okla., in the medal match.
Senior Deston Miller, ranked third at 195, was unable to compete due to injury.
“Deston tweaked his knee a little bit at Thursday’s dual with Derby, and this is not a good tournament to test an injury,” ACHS coach Greg Buckbee said.
Derby meet canceled
The Winfield Vikings were set to compete Saturday at the Derby Invitational, but that event was canceled due to inclement weather.
76th annual Geary Invitational
Friday and Saturday
Team Scores — 1. Broken Arrow (OK) 139.5; 2. Choctaw (OK) 106.5; 3. Mustang (OK) 104.5; 4. Tuttle (OK) 102.5; 5. Stillwater (OK) 78; 6. Goddard (KS) 71; 7. Edmond-Memorial (OK) 70.5; 8. Piedmont (OK) 70; 9. Edmond North (OK) 58; 10. Arlington-Martin (TX) 57; 11. Whitfield (MO) 54; 12. Arkansas City (KS) 44; 13. Randall (TX) 40; 14. Comanche (OK) 34; 15. Duncan (OK) 32; 16. Rio Rancho (NM) 25.5; 17. Tulson-Union (OK) 24; 18. Altus (OK) 19.5; 19. Del City (OK) 16.5; 20. Lawton-MacArthur (OK) 11; 21. Geary (OK) 10; 22. Lawrence Free State (KS) 6; 23. Norman North (OK) 5.5.
106 — (none).
113 — Sammy Dickey, DNP (1-2): lost by pin Cruz Aguilar (EM), 0:27; won by pin DJ Cruz (Alt), 2:44; lost by dec. Gabe Valles (RR), 9-7.
120 — Kael Pappan, DNP (2-2): won by dec. Cameron Johnson (Stil), 6-3; lost by dec. Tucker Owens (Must), 5-1; won by dec. Cameron Johnson (Stil), 10-3; lost by dec. Nate Becker (EN), 3-0.
125 — Traven Hutton, DNP (0-2): lost by pin Jesse Perea (Rand), 1:48; consolation bye; lost by pin Brock Harris (EM), 1:24.
132 — Wyatt Biddle, DNP (1-2): won by pin Savien Rodriguez (Rand), 4:42; lost by pin Connor McAteer (Whit), 0:49; lost by pin Connor Riddles (Dun), 0:45.
138 — Wyatt Bahm, DNP (1-2): won by dec. Trevor Cusumano (Cch), 6-5; lost by dec. Gabe Keith (RR), 3-2; lost by dec. Isaiah Holmes (Gd), 12-7.
145 — Trig Tennant, third place (6-1): won by tech. fall Chase Epperson (Alt), 19-3; lost by dec. John Wiley (Must), 8-2; consolation bye; won by pin Venture Velasquez (RR), 1:54; won by pin Cade Ballard (EN), 4:05; won by dec. Traylon Jackson (DCel), 3-2; won by dec. Bryce Dauphin (Tut), 5-2; won by dec. Tabor McClure (Pied), 5-0.
152 — Daigen Moulton, DNP (0-2): lost by pin Jarrod Gallegos (Ran), 3:42; consolation bye; lost by major dec. Chris Harpole (Del), 14-5.
160 — Rhett Lathers, DNP (0-2): lost by pin Michael Pollock (Dunc), 4:47; consolation bye; lost by pin Kasen VanBuskirk (Cmc), 2:55.
170 — Nicholas Bahm, sixth place (2-3): won by tech. fall Gavin Koehler (TU), 3:41; won by major dec. Tyson Walker (Dun), 12-1; lost by dec. Zeke Coleman (Choc), 4-0; lost by dec. Bo Hardy (Pied), 5-1; lost by dec. Landon Holt (Gear), 10-9.
182 — Gavin Lough, fourth place (4-2): lost by dec. Trevor Dopps (Gd), 4-0; consolation bye; won by pin Tristan Wolfer (TU), 0:52; won by pin Tyrone Denton (Del), 2:37; won by pin Zeno Marcheselli (BA), 0:34; won by dec. Trey Bowman (EN), 6-4; lost by pin Austin Cooley (Pied), 1:23.
195 — Deston Miller, DNP (0-2): lost by forfeit Jack Kitchingham (Must); consolation bye; lost by default Cory Monroe (Choc).
220 — Isaac Stevens, DNP (1-2): won by pin Olen Learned (EM), 3:56; lost by pin Konner Doucet (Cmc), 1:54; lost by pin Colin Naney (Tut), 3:48.
285 — Maximus Shannon, DNP (2-2): won by dec. Jaykob Mills (Rand), 5-2; lost by dec. Marlon Welty (BA), 4-2; won by dec. Korben Graham (Tut), 5-4; lost by dec. Marquonn Journey (Choc), 6-2.