Chickasha's top-ranked Colton Hill took his first loss of the year Saturday in the 189-lb championship bout of the Carl Albert Invitational, losing a 6-3 decision to second-ranked Max Adair, a state placer from Lawton MacArthur.

“We took four kids to the tournament and placed three of them,” Chickasha coach Chad Randle said.  “It was our toughest test thus far in the season.” 

Hill pinned his first four opponents to set up the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the finals. Hill extended his winning streak to 19 before losing in the final.

“Colton made a mistake early in the match and was maybe a bit over-aggressive when Adair finished a single leg and got the first takedown,” Randle said. “Adair played defense the rest of the match and made it very difficult on Colton to score. He wrestled a good match and we never could get going to take the lead.”

Chickasha freshman Jacoby Brown won the consolation finals of the 215 pound division with an 11-2 decision over Duncan’s Ben Copeland.

“Jacoby had a good tournament,” Randle said. “It was his first big test to see if he could compete in our class with some of the better upper-classmen. His only loss was to Michael Anderson, the top-ranked 215-pounder from Northwest Classen. He avenged his earlier finals loss at Deer Creek to Copeland, who beat Jacoby there in overtime. Jacoby controlled the match from the start with a passby move and then put him on his back twice during the match for the win.”

Sophomore 145-pounder Skyler Mckinney also had a good tournament, placing fourth.  “Skyler went in unseeded and beat the No. 5-seeded kid from Edmond Santa Fe in the first round and then beat the No. 4-seeded Guthrie kid (Dennis Murphy) in the quarterfinals,” Randle said. “He was behind by a point in the last period when he hit a good double leg takedown and took his opponent straight to his back and got the pin. 

“He lost to the defending state champion Jared Porter from Carl Albert in the semis and came back with a win to get to the conso finals.”

NOVICE STATE at CHOCTAW HS

Chickasha’s sixth and seventh graders placed seven wrestlers in the finals and took three championships at the Novice State Tournament on Saturday.

Lamar Neff (80 lbs), Dalvin Madison (105) and Kyle McNatt (110) won their weight division titles and Javier Willets (70), Sheldon McElroy (88), Derrick Wauahdouah (140) and Darkarian Polk (160) were runners-up in theirs. Brett Stone placed fourth at 70 pounds.

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