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WRESTLING: Some storylines from Chickasha wrestling tournament

Jan. 29—The 2024 Chickasha High School wrestling tournament has come and gone.

Chickasha and several other teams from Oklahoma gathered together and competed in the annual tournament in Chickasha on Friday and Saturday. By the end of the tournament, several storylines stood out that involved the Fightin' Chicks.

Close battle for team title

The battle for the team championship came down to the wire.

A ranked 5A team in Chickasha and a ranked 6A team in Piedmont battled it out for the team title. It was a battle until the very end.

Chickasha ended up putting five wrestlers in the finals and came away with three individual champions, along with having several others finish in the top six. But Piedmont ended up on top by just a few points.

Piedmont finished with 251 points, and Chickasha finished with 247.5 points.

Still, a second-place finish for Chickasha in the team standings is another strong result for one of the top teams in Class 5A this season.

Individuals

Along with putting five wrestlers in championship matches, Chickasha ended up with nine wrestlers who finished in the top six of their respective weight classes.

Chickasha ended up going 3-2 in the championship matches, getting individual titles from Canaan Brummett (106), Jarrett Patty (113) and Dylan Bratt (138).

Clint Longanacre (126) and Colby Longanacre (132) each finished second for Chickasha, and Tyren Alexander (175) came away with a third-place finish.

Chickasha got fourth-place finishes from Cole Beier (150) and Ayden Benitez (215) to go along with a sixth-place finish from Jonavin Mullins (190).

Chickasha continues dominance at 106

One possible storyline entering the season was how Chickasha would continue to fare at 106 pounds after capturing back-to-back state titles in that weight class.

Things seem to be going alright.

Brummett continues to rack up individual titles for Chickasha after making his way through the bracket last week. His run included multiple wins via pin and included a pin in the championship match.

Brummett's win in Chickasha came just after he captured a title at Carl Albert's Malcolm Wade Invitational earlier in January, and he has claimed more titles outside of those two this season as well.

Bratt continues dominance

It does not seem all that long ago that Bratt was dominating opponents at 106 pounds for Chickasha, winning the state title as a freshman.

A couple of seasons later, Bratt is dominating opponents multiple weight classes higher. Bratt rolled to an individual title at 138 pounds on Friday and Saturday.

Bratt earned a pair of pins and won three matches by technical fall en route to the title. One of those tech falls came in the championship match.

Bratt has racked up titles at 138 pounds, and he has also finished first at 144 pounds.