Members of the Grove High School Westling team competed at the OSSAA 5A East Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, in Skiatook.
This is the first time in several years the team moved from 4A to 5A. Last year, six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in 4A, this year, four qualified in 5A.
State qualifiers for the Ridgerunners include:
• returning qualifier and sophomore Jaydale Whitlock at 113 pounds;
• first-time qualifier and sophomore Gage Gates at 138 pounds;
• senior and second-time qualifier Garrett Messimore at 145 pounds; and
• returning qualifier and senior Dawson Tanner at 220 pounds.
The state qualifiers will compete Feb. 21 and 22 at the Jim Norwick Arena in Oklahoma City. The top four finishers in each weight classification will place and medal.