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Wrestling begins season with convincing win
The Guthrie BlueJay wrestling team hit the mat for the first time in the 2011-2012 season in Kingfisher and came away with a convincing win.
Timothy O'Connor started his season on the right path with a fall in Kingfisher.
The Jays took advantage of five forfeits and four falls in the 62-18 win over the Jackets Thursday evening. The Junior High got in the win column as well with a 41-36 win.
Guthrie enters the season ranked third in the 5A coaches poll tournament rankings and fourth in the dual coaches rankings. A season ago, Guthrie tied for fourth in the state tournament at the OKC fair grounds.
Jumping out to 1-0 starts with falls were Timothy O’Connor, Jared Ball, Tyler Mahan and Conner Howard. Bryan Dutton and Devin Bilyeu each started with the season with technical falls while Andrew Toney went the distance with a 12-10 decision.
Landry Chappell, who recently signed with Oklahoma State, and John Davison did not suit out for the season opener.
Head Coach Jack O’Connor’s BlueJays will be back on the mat Friday in the Putnam City Tournament and will begin their home season (high school and Junior High) Thursday, December 15 when they host Perkins. Mat time is set for 6:00. The Junior High travels to Shawnee today for a dual tournament.
Guthrie vs Kingfisher – December 8, 2011
106 lbs Hunter Betchen Guthrie received a forfeit
113 Alex Nelson Guthrie received a forfeit
120 Forrest Stegner Guthrie received a forfeit
126 Gray Kingfisher Fall over Dylan Marshall 1:26
132 Timothy O’Connor Fall Over Raden Kingfisher 2:45
138 Justin Ball Guthrie Received a Forfeit (Wrestled exhibition and gained a fall in 1:56 over S.Inoe Kinfisher)
145 Jared Ball Guthrie Fall Z.Inoe Kingfisher 2:54
152 Tyler Mahan Guthrie Fall Stewart Kingfisher 1:18
160 Devin Bilyeu Guthrie T.Fall Patterson Kingfisher 16-1
170 Bryan Dutton Guthrie T.Fall Smith Kingfisher 19-4
182 Andrew Toney Guthrie Dec. Ryan Kingfisher 12-10
195 Guthrie Forfeit
220 Conner Howard Guthrie Fall Thompson Kingfisher 1:45
285 Hartfield Kingfisher Fall over Blake Finley Guthrie 1:16
Total 62-18 Guthrie