Jim Ellis

Four straight pins helped Grove take charge against Pryor during a 48-34 win in the championship match of the IBC Bank Mudville Duals Saturday night.

"Any time you win anything, you are proud of the guys efforts," Grove coach John Ward said. "We have a good core group of kids. They are going to wrestle well no matter where we go."

The Ridgerunners, seventh in the dual and team rankings by OKRankings.com, had four wrestlers named to the all-tournament team: 119-pounder Damien Hopper, 125-pounder Zach Housley, 130-pounder Sam Rutherford and 160-pounder Anthony Krause.

Owasso topped Webb City, Mo., 42-34 to finish third.

In other matches, Joplin, Mo., defeated Madill to finish fifth, Seneca, Mo., defeated Bentonville, Ark., to finish seventh, Wagoner defeated McDonald County, Mo., to finish ninth, Independence, Kan., defeated Tahlequah to finish 11th, Caney, Kan., defeated Coffeyville to finish 13th and Miami defeated Rogers, Ark., by default to place 15th.

"We have a bunch of young guys who are trying to learn," Ward said. "They’ve got fight in them. We’ve just got a long ways to go as far as technique and understanding the sport. They are putting out great effort."

Pryor jumped out to the early lead in the title match when Cody Wade topped Zach Bergman 11-3 at 112.

But Hopper, Housley, Rutherford and Bryce Armstrong ran off pins to give the Ridgerunners a 24-4 advantage.

Grove also picked up pins from Chase Manicom at 145, Steffenson, Anthony Krause at 160 and Weston Culvey at 215.

"For most of our team, it was great to get the mat time," Ward said. "We’re still young in a lot of places, so for us to get that many matches, it makes a big difference."

Grove went 7-0 in pool play to reach the finals, including a 72-12 romp against Miami.

The Ridgerunners also beat Madill, Bentonville, McDonald County, Caney, Tahlequah and Webb City.

Pryor’s pool wins were against Rogers, Coffeyville, Joplin, Independence, Seneca and Wagoner. Independence upset the Tigers in Round 9.

A 2-1 overtime decision by heavyweight Nick Sprenger against Taven Meister sealed Owasso’s win against Webb City in the third-place match.

Webb City jumped out to a 24-12 lead but the Rams ran off pins at 145, 152, 160 and 171 to go up 36-24.

Webb City made things interesting when Nick Lovejoy pinned Derek Davidson at 189, then 215-pounder Justin Jacks scored a 16-5 major decision over Tuff Hodge.

Springer’s win over Meister gave the Rams a 39-34 advantage.