Heavener wrestlers place 6th
Heavener wrestlers place 6th in a tournament at Hilldale High School Friday.
The Wolves were in the running for runner-up until late in the day. Heavener eventually finished sixth overall. The only school in the Wolves’ class that finished ahead was Sequoyah-Tahlequah. The other schools competed in Class 4A-6A.
Jerami Casteel pinned his way into the finals at heavyweight before taking second place. He was 3-1 on the day.
Jaxon Armstrong also made the finals and was ahead on points before getting caught, was pinned and took second place. He was 2-1 on the day and increased his season record to 7-3, which leads the high school team.
Jorge Lira picked up his first two wins of the season and finished third in his weight, going 2-2 on the day.
Kevin Bretado went 4-1 and finished strong with a third-place finish. Emelio Garcia finished fourth, going 2-2.
Several other Wolves wrestled really tough, according to Coach Jack Armstrong, but came up a little short of the podium.
“These guys are working hard and getting better every day,” Armstrong said.
Heavener goes to Mena, Arkansas Monday for a tri-meet before going to Gore Tuesday.