ELGIN — Elgin’s Hunter Jackson defeated one of the state’s top wrestlers last Saturday as he won the 113-pound title at the Cushing Invitational.
Jackson also has won tournament titles at Blanchard and Weatherford.
He defeated Louden Wolfe 3-0 in the finals of the Cushing tournament. Wolfe is the No. 1 ranked wrestler in Class 3A. Jackson has a 17-0 record following the Cushing tourney.
In addition, Elgin’s Jack Angelly finished second at 150 pounds while Ritson Meyer (190) and Colyn Donnelly (215) each finished third. As a team, Elgin took home the bronze medal.
“I think that’s the most placers we’ve ever had at that tournament,” Elgin head coach Cody Rowell said. “We finished ahead of some really good teams. It was important to get through the past weekend and be healthy going into the dual.”
Elgin, which is No. 2 in Class 5A’s dual rankings, was scheduled to wrestle No. 1 ranked El Reno Thursday night. Results were not available at press time. Elgin was 5-0 heading into the dual with El Reno.
Rowell believes the Owls are making progress with each dual and tournament.
“We’re getting there,” he said. “We’re where we want to be right now.”
Elgin also posted a 57-16 dual win against Newcastle on Jan. 5. The girls mat team notched a 30-0 win over Newcastle.
The Owls will compete in the Carl Albert Tournament this weekend before participating in district duals Jan. 19 against El Reno, Woodward and Oklahoma City’s Southeast High School.