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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Enid Wrestlers United at Union Tournament

Enid Wrestling had a successful tournament at the Union Open Saturday in Tulsa. Thirteen kids from Enid came home with medals, including two champions and seven runners-up. Seth Melvin, who won his first championship at Heavyweight, pinned his way through the bracket, finishing with 4 pins, 2 of which were under a minute. Shae Salinas, the 107 pound champion in the girls division, also won all of her matches by pin, and all in the first period. Overall, the high school team had 20 pins for the tournament!

Trinit Zweifel (145), Vinney Vandiver (132), Carlos Alvarado (220) and Rhyan Rader (114-Girls) all made it to the finals of their individual high school brackets, and finished 2nd overall. Vandiver was especially impressive, as a Freshman, wrestling in the high school division. Vandiver had two pins, before falling in the final match to Kaden Paslay from Ponca City.

Not to be outdone, the youngsters had a good showing, with Ryan Ibtu (113), Zarion Sanders (HWT) and Holden Beliele (140) all finishing as runner ups in the Junior High Division.

Coach Holland was very pleased by the performance. ā€œIā€™m really happy to see what we have been working on in the room translating to the mat during competitive matches. This was a decent open tournament with some quality teams from the east side of the state like Broken Arrow and Ponca City. The freshman group is really progressing, and all of our wrestlers wrestled well.ā€ Holland said.

The Plainsmen and Pacer wrestlers will be wrestling in the Pre-Turkey Open at Edmond Memorial on Wednesday, November 24th before their first dual on December 2nd here in Enid.

Robert Faulk
Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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