Area wrestling teams kept themselves busy last week with a variety of duels and tournaments.

Both Westmoore and Southmoore traveled to Tulsa for the annual Mid-American Nationals at Tulsa Union. While they didn't win the overall title, both coaching staffs were pleased with their teams' performances.

"We wrestled pretty well overall," Westmoore coach Mark Peck said. "It was a tough tournament with 3 of the 4 defending State Champion Teams in attendance and the defending Texas state Champions. There were teams from Texas, Kansas, Missouri and obviously Oklahoma, which made for a pretty tough field."

The SaberCats (110.5 points) Zac Damingo placed fifth while Tyler Secrist took seventh.

"I was pleased wit the effort but we still have some technique to work on," Southmoore coach Gregory George said.

Westmoore (111) had six wrestlers finish in the top eight. Senior Brian Self led the way by taking third at 189 pounds.

"Brian Self also lost a close match in the semifinals to Joey Bishop of Allen Texas," Peck said, "but rallied back to finish third with a fall over Jake Simpson of Tuttle."

Keaton Randall (5th), Kaleb Whitener (6th), Charlie Armstrong (4th), D'Angelo Ammons (5th) and Kyle Factor (4th) all had impressive showings.

While the Cats and Jags were in Tulsa, Moore competed in the Putnam City Invitational. The Lions took first as they held off Guthrie, who took second.

In the finals Saturday, Moore only walked away with one individual title in Josh Lindsey at 103-pounds. But Eric Ramirez, Josh Ramirez, Cody Brown, Carlton Bruehl, Skylar Romo and Cody Silverton all finished in the top-3.

Before the PC invite, Moore also earned dual wins against Del City and NW Classen.

After the Moore Festival, which was Tuesday, Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore will be out of action until next month after the holiday break.

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