Tahlequah Daily Press

March 17, 2014

Oklahoma tops Pennsylvania wrestlers at Dapper Dan

Wins by Muskogee's Jacobe Smith, Locust Grove's Cub Yeager and Edmond North trio lead Oklahoma wrestlers to big win in Pennsylvania

From Staff reports

— PITTSBURGH — Wins by wrestlers from Muskogee and Locust Grove helped propel a team of Oklahoma All-Stars to a 37-10 win over Pennsylvania wrestlers on Sunday afternoon.

Both Locust Grove's Cub Yeager (126 pounds) and Muskogee's Jacobe Smith (160) posted victories as Oklahoma won 10 matches at the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic at Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald Field House.

Yeager, a three-time state champion in Oklahoma, posted an 8-7 victory over North Allegheny's Dom Forys, 8-7. Smith, a champion at 160 at this year's Class 6A state tournament, knocked off Jonathon Avon of North Hills, 10-3.

Tuttle's Dakota Head (152) was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the upper weights. Tyler Smith of Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania was the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler at the lower weights.

Also, in the USA's 25-16 victory over Pennsylvania, Edmond North's Joel Dixon (182) lost a 3-1 decision in sudden victory to Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky.

Here are the complete results of Oklahoma's 37-10 win over WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League):

113: Brendan Price (Canon-McMillan) dec. Braden Bennett (Locust Grove), 11-5

120: Jacob Findley (Collinsville) dec. Brendan Hasson (Belle Vernon), 4-2*

126: Cub Yeager (Locust Grove) dec. Dom Forys (North Allegheny), 8-7*

132: Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) maj. dec. Justin Fletcher (Bixby), 12-2

138: Will Steltzlen (Collinsville) dec. Tyler Buckiso (Peters Township), 4-1*

145: Jonce Blaylock (Berryhill) dec. Grant Fetchet (South Fayette), 2-1*

152: Dakota Head (Tuttle) fall Steven Edwards (Burrell), 2:56*

160: Jacobe Smith (Muskogee) dec. Jonathon Avon (North Hills), 10-3*

170: Chandler Rogers (Stillwater) fall Kyle Coniker (Pittsburg Central Catholic), 1:17*

182: Lance Dixon (Edmond North) dec. Terrell Fields (Valley), 5-4*

195: Derek White (Edmond North) maj. dec. Cole Macek (Montour), 16-6*

220: Andrew Dixon (Edmond North) dec. Jake Temple (Avella), 1-0*

285: Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area) dec. Trey Loveall (Locust Grove), 6-2

* - denotes Oklahoma victories