Guthrie Wrestling fares well in a highly competitive tournament

To say the Guthrie High School wrestling schedule will be tough this season is an understatement. And that’s exactly what head coach Jadon Davenport wanted.

The Bluejays are coming off a successful season a year ago when they took second place in both Dual State and State Wrestling Championships. This season, the second-ranked Bluejays will compete for a state title and Davenport will give his team the challenges they will need during the season to give them the opportunity to be back in the title hunt.

The season started with a trip to Class 6A’s seventh-ranked Mustang last week. Guthrie dropped the dual 48-28 and quickly had to move on to the Mid-America Nationals tournament.

The tournament, held in Enid, saw teams participate from Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

The Jays did not compete with a full squad and finished 11th overall with 258 team points. Arlington (TX) Martin won the team title with 618 points.

“We didn’t have the numbers some of the other teams had but we had the talent,” Davenport said on his team’s performance.

State champion Eli Kirk pace the way for the Jays by capturing first place in the 126-pound division.

Bryson Hall took fourth place in the 175-pound division, and Wesley Silvis also captured a fourth-place finish in the 190-pound division.

Kaedin Herendeen, at 106 pounds, finished sixth overall.

Next up for the Jays will be a home dual with Kingfisher on Thursday. The junior high team will begin the evening with a 5:30 p.m. start and will be followed by the high school girls’ and boys’ teams.


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