El Reno matmen place three at Carl Albert

El Reno’s Murdoch Marcum tries to score reversal points during a recent match. (Photo by Glen Miller).

By Glen Miller

El Reno High School’s wrestling team wrapped up its second tournament appearance of the season with a 10th-place finish out of 23 teams at the 2013 Malcolm Wade Invitational – hosted by Carl Albert.

The Indians placed three grapplers and amassed 58 points to close tied with Noble. El Reno finished ahead of the host school as well as Del City, Putnam City West and Durant to round out the top 15.

Senior Jon Grube was one of the three placers at 138 pounds, taking fourth place after a 3-0 loss to Edmond Santa Fe’s Brett Dunning in the third-place match.

Grube went 5-2 with both losses coming to Dunning. He defeated by fall Southeast’s Ryan Dunbar (:52), McAlester’s Dakota Morris (:47), Noble’s Kalin Winkler (:46) and Durant’s Jared Woods (4:45) to reach the third-place match.

Elisha Leonard was fifth at 160 pounds, losing in the consolation semifinals by fall to Shawnee’s Daylan Stuteville in 3:55. Leonard dropped a second-round bout by fall (4:47) to Lawton MacArthur’s Ricky McCarty.

Elisha Leonard was one of three EHS placers at the Carl Albert tourney. (Photo by Glen Miller)

Leonard wrestled back with a forfeit and falls over PC West’s Johnny Guerero (1:39), Santa Fe’s Blaine Harris (2:31) and a 10-3 decision over Duncan’s James Edwards. He pinned Ada’s Garrett Bacon in 1:38 in the fifth-place match.

Murdoch Marcum dropped his fifth-place match at 182 pounds  to Western Heights’ Harley Stanley, 11-3. Marcum lost by fall (1:26) to Chickasha’s Josh Latham in the consolation semifinals.

Marcum went 4-3 with falls over Noble’s Shawn Hasselbring (3:23), Durant’s Gunnar Springfield (1:14) and an 8-6 decision over Guthrie’s Andrew Tonry.

El Reno’s Brady Lippoldt went 3-2 at 113 pounds, posting a 4:08 fall over Luke Johnston of Ada and a 4:58 pin of Noble’s A.J. Draper and a forfeit decision.

Harrison Fairchild went 2-2 at 126 pounds, followed by a 3-2 mark from Levi Jones at 132 pounds. Jones defeated Carl Albert’s Nikko Bernard, 6-2, and pinned Ada’s Giovanni Gutierrez (1:58), with one forfeit.

Preston Golden went 2-2 at 145 pounds as did Brandon Card at 152 pounds. Kyler Samples posted a 3-2 record at 195 pounds and Isaiah Majka went 2-2 at 220 pounds.



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