Wolf wrestlers win three duals to open season

Pin for the win. Mason Tomlinson registered a fall in his 220-pound bout against Ardmore, helping the Wolves blowout the visiting Tigers to open the season on Dec. 10.

The Wolf wrestling season began with a flurry this week as the team wrestled six duals in three days over the weekend. After a home win over Ardmore on Dec. 10, Davis went to Newkirk on Dec. 12 and went 2-3 in a festival-style dual event.
Davis 57, Ardmore 18
The first home event of the season was an enjoyable one for Davis fans. Leading 24-18, Davis ripped off five wins in-a-row to take down the Tigers.
Ardmore notched falls at 106 and 113, both matches coming between the team’s girl wrestlers. Then Davis took forfeits at 120 and 126 to even the match at 12 apiece.
Newcomer Troy Bullman made a good first impression on Davis fans with a second-period pin at 132. Then the two teams traded forfeits at 138 and 145 to make it 24-18, Davis. The two wrestlers faced off for exhibition with Jake Britt surviving a hard-fought bout with a third period pin.
Then Chase Stewart used single legs and half-nelsons for a good, old-fashioned fall at 160 in his first varsity action. Brenden Johnson followed with a quick pin at 170 and then Ardmore forfeited again at 182 to give the Wolves a 42-18 lead.
Lane Rawls used four takedowns to top the Tiger 195 pounder before Msaon Tomlinson pulled out an unlikely pin at 220. Wyatt Fisher capped the night with a first-period pin at 285 to seal a blowout win to open the season for the Wolves.
Davis 54, Newkirk 18
With the unprecedented cancelation of the Perry Tournament of Champions, the Newkirk dual event got a lot bigger in 2020 with highly-ranked teams from big classes filling up the docket.
Organizers had to rework the schedule 17 times to accommodate teams as they were added.
Davis opened the event against head coach Gene Bennett’s former school and annihilated Newkirk, 54-18.
Consecutive falls by Ethan May, Bullman, Ricky Ivey and Britt got Davis rolling as the Wolves surged to a 30-6 lead. Johnson and Kavan Bolding added pins at 170 and 182 as the Wolves moved to 2-0 on and the season, and 2-0 against Tigers.
Davis 46, Kingfisher 24
The Yellowjackets brought just seven wrestlers to the event and Davis beat three of them to cruise to a 22-point victory. May scored a fall at 120 and Bullman used four takedowns and six back points to earn a major decision at 126, 16-8. A fall by Kingfisher at 132, added to its forfeit at 106, gave Kingfisher the lead at 12-10, but it wouldn’t last. Bolding added a pin to five forfeit wins and Davis ran away with the dual victory.
Perkins 54, Davis 24
It was tied at 18-all before Perkins rattled off five straight pins to put the dual away. Pins by May, Bullman, Britt and Fisher tallied the 24 points for the Wolves.
Weatherford 42, Davis 39
The best dual of the weekend was a hard-fought contest against Weatherford. Davis took the lead at 132 and led all the way to the heavyweight match.
The dual began with the first two of seven total forfeits in the match. Davis forfeited four times and the Eagles three times in the match.
May trailed 6-1 heading into the third period and rallied for a valiant, 8-7 victory at 120 for Davis. Bullman then followed with a fall at 126 to make it 12-9. Jake Britt followed a forfeit win with another pin for Davis 138 to give the Wolves a 21-12 lead.
After a forfeit loss at 145, Tucker Miller tallied a pin at 152 to make it 27-18. The next four weights saw a fall and a forfeit for Weatherford and two forfeits for Davis. The Wolves held the same, 9-point lead, 39-30 with two matches left.
Then Weatherford scratched out pins in each of the last two weights for a comeback dual win.
Blanchard 58, Davis 18
In the final dual of the day, Davis faced the fourth-ranked team in Class 4A. Blanchard proved its worth, too, winning all but two of the matches wrestled in the dual. Johnson and Bolding tallied back-t-back falls at 170 and 182 to go along with a forfeit at 120 for the only Davis team points in the contest.
When the dust settled, Davis was 3-3 with plenty of experience to build on in the first week of action. The high school boys will hit the mat again on Friday at Prague in the Midwestern Conference Tournament and then both the boys and girls will be a the Norman pool tournament on Saturday.

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