POTEAU—Five Poteau wrestlers qualified for the 4A state wrestling tournament, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Pirates finished third at the regional tournament at Catoosa.
In the 160-pound class, the Pirates’ Ross Johnson (34-2) finished first. He will go against Dyson Sorter (21-9) of Clinton at the state meet.
The Pirates had three wrestlers finish second in the regional meet while Seth Ford (27-11) was fourth to qualify for the state meet. Jarrett Lilley (35-5), Race Williams (25-10) and Jarrod Vineyard (34-9) all were second at the regionals.
At state, Lilley will wrestle in the 138 class against Hunter Palacios of Newcastle (40-4). Williams wrestles in the 145-pound class and will go against Jaxon Stratton of Blanchard (22-7).
In the 220 division, Ford takes on Zach Acosta (27-10) while Vineyard battles Alton Johnson (26-11) at 285.
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