State wrestling: Norman wrestlers make history with Oklahoma's first girls state tournament

Norman North’s Devin Jansing stands with the other state tournament wrestling finalists at State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City last year.

Norman North’s Devin Jansing stands with the other state tournament wrestling finalists at State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City last year.

Norman High’s Addyson Lindsey and Little Axe’s Elizabeth Mullendore were two of the big winners at the Class 6A girls wrestling regionals on Monday.

Lindsey, an NHS junior, remained undefeated this season with victories over Yukon’s Trysten Rittberger and Lexington’s Izzy Pack to claim first in the 185-pound division. Lindsey won both bouts via fall, pinning each of her opponents in less than two minutes.

Meanwhile, Mullendore, a Little Axe junior, had to fight through a crowded bracket in the 147-pound weight class. She pinned all four of her opponents, including Tuttle’s Rayleigh Fisher in the championship bout.

Norman North sophomore Devin Jansing made it the 100-pound division’s first-place match but fell by a 12-4 major decision to Altus’ Beyonce Coronado. Jansing pinned her first-round opponent and won her semifinals match with a 15-2 major decision, however, to get there.

Noble freshman Kurrstin Howell fell just short of first place as well, losing to Choctaw’s Peyton Hand via fall in the 112-pound division title bout. It was only Howell’s second defeat of the season.

The wrestlers will all move on to the girls state wrestling tournament, which the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has scheduled for Feb. 25 at State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Wrestle-in matches will begin at 10:30 a.m., quarterfinals at 11:30 a.m., championship semifinals at 1 p.m. and medal matches at 6:30 p.m.

Sites set

The OSSAA has announced both locations and dates for the track and field postseason.

Class A and 3A’s regionals are scheduled for April 30, while Class 2A and 4A’s regionas are set for May 4. The Class A regionals will be held in Alex, Cherokee, Okemah and Madill, Class 2A in Atoka, Stroud, Okemah and Alex, Class 3A in Chisholm, Checotah, Atoka and Plainview, and Class 4A in Madill, Checotah, Plainview and Vinita.

Class 5A’s regional will be hosted May 7 in Tahlequah, Collinsville, Ardmore and Altus. The Class 6A regionals will follow on May 8 in Moore, Norman, Ponca City and Sapulpa.

Class 3A’s state meet is scheduled for May 7, Class A, 2A and 4A will hold their state meets on May 8 and Class 5A and 6A are both set for May 15. Cherokee will host Class A’s state meet, Ardmore will be the site of both 2A and 5A’s meets, 3A and 4A will be in Catoosa and 6A at Edmond Santa Fe.

Games canceled

The Norman North girls and boys basketball teams were scheduled to play at Stillwater on Tuesday. The games were called off, however, due to inclement weather.

Both North squads will resume action when they host Edmond Memorial on Thursday.

The North boys (14-4) were ranked No. 4 in the latest OSSAA’s Class 6A coaches poll, released on Monday, while the North girls (7-8) check in at No. 12.

Joe Buettner


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