COME BACK KID. Ethan May went 5-0 at the District Duals held at the Stephens County Fairgrounds in Duncan. May’s record for the season is 17-5. He got revenge on Mangum’s Will McGee who pinned him the week before at the Western Conference Tournament in Kingfisher.
By Jeff Mapes
The Davis Wolves wrestling team went 4-1 at the District Duals held Jan. 19 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds in Duncan.
Davis competed in five team duals, losing only to Class 3A fifth-ranked Comanche. The Wolves defeated Mangum 60-18, Anadarko 60-24, Hobart 42-30 and Plainview 46-36.
“I thought they wrestled amazing,” Davis head coach Ryan Bates said of his team. “The biggest thing for me is when they stepped on the mat, they didn’t just wrestle hard, they believed they had what it took to compete against the opponent in front of them.”
Ethan May went 5-0 on the day at 150 pounds, pushing his season record to 17-5. The junior won a 6-4 decision over sixth-ranked Erik Roy of Comanche.
Several Wolves’ grapplers were able to gain revenge against those who had beaten them earlier in the season.
May got revenge on Mangum’s Will McGee who pinned him the week before at the Western Conference Tournament in Kingfisher. He led McGee 14-3 in the second period before scoring the fall.
Bridges got his own revenge, beating eighth-ranked Ryan Crawford of Plainview 9-1 in a major decision.
Crawford defeated Bridges 5-4 in overtime in a match at the Lexington Tournament.
Rance Digby avenged a loss to Plainview’s Hunter Freeman, pinning Freeman 1:26 in the first period. The sophomore went 3-2 at 190 and is 13-5 overall.
Jett Jennings went 4-1 at 138 and is now 20-8 for the season. Bridges was 4-1 at 144 and is 25-8 overall. Mason Tomlinson stands at 20-7 at 215 after going 4-1 at Districts.
Luke Johnson went 3-1 at 165 at Districts, improving his season record to 22-7.
“We let one match help carry us to the next match,” Bates said. “When one kid would win the whole team would get excited. It was almost as if we were on a roll.”
The Wolves celebrated Homecoming and Senior Night Jan. 24 against Lexington/Purcell was postponed. Davis will compete Jan. 27-28 in the Midwestern Conference Tournament at the Firelake Arena in Shawnee.